A bit of good news has come from the national airline, South African Airways (SAA).
The airline announced that it will be bringing in more planes to add to its fleet that’s currently in operation.
International Air Services Licensing Council cancelled 20 of the SAA’s 52 route licences last September.
To recover, the airline plans to add three A320 planes with the first aircraft having been delivered already and the rest to follow in the next two months.
SAA’s remaining routes are currently limited to regional and local travel.
Routes include Cape Town and Johannesburg to Gaborone, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Victoria Falls and Harare.
The airline company’s international frequencies and licences are still under review.
According to IOL, SAA’s Chief Commercial Officer (COO), Tebogo Tsimane said the busiest routes – Cape Town and Harare – are now serviced by larger airbuses.
The SAA’s business strategy extends to the airline “replacing its A340-300 with a similar capacity aircraft and exit the A319 fleet next year”.
The national flag carrier airline hints there is a lot of work to be done as it recovers from the pandemic interruptions and oversight of matters relating to the equity partner that disturbed its operations.
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