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Sale of government’s 51% stake in SAA nears conclusion

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Government is making strides in concluding the disposal of 51% of its shares in South African Airways (SAA) to strategic partner Takatso Consortium. In a...

SAA to resume flying Johannesburg-Durban route

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South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will resume daily flights between Johannesburg and Durban in March. SAA’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Kgokolo,...

Looted funds to be recovered ‘by whatever means necessary’ – SAA

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The interim board of South African Airways (SAA) says it will implement all of the recommendations of the State Capture report and subsequently go...

SAA cancels Mauritius flights following travel ban

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South African Airways has cancelled all of its flights to and from Mauritius following the imposition of a travel ban on South Africa by...

South African Airways, Kenya Airways aim for ‘formidable’ Pan African airline

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South African Airways (SAA) and Kenya Airways have signed a strategic partnership framework which marks a milestone in the two companies’ plans to form...

South African Airways cancels daily Mozambique flights, adjusts other schedules

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The South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will be removing return daily flights from Maputo, Mozambique, from its schedule at the beginning...

South African Airways eyes Lagos route

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South African Airways (SAA) says it expects to expand its route network to include Lagos, Nigeria, from 12 December this year. SAA interim Chief Executive,...

Equity partner is key to Mango taking to the skies

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South African Airways (SAA) says there are no “reasonable prospects” of Mango Airlines succeeding if it takes to the skies again this December. Mango, which...

SAA, Mango working to find sustainable solutions

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South African Airways (SAA) says it is working Mango Airlines and its business rescue practitioner to resolve the challenges facing the low cost airline. This...

South African Airways open to dialogue with protesting cabin crew

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South African Airways (SAA) is open to dialogue with the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) following a picket at the airline’s Kempton Park...

SAA, Kenya Airways strengthen their wings

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Nearly a week after taking to the skies following an 18 month hiatus, South African Airways (SAA) has signed a memorandum of cooperation with...

Singing and dancing as South Africa’s national airline returns to the...

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Jubilant South African Airways (SAA) staff at the country's biggest airport broke into song and dance on Thursday as the airline took to the...

Reviving South African Airways to its former glory

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A new internal ethos of delivering first class customer service will ensure that South African Airways (SAA) is revived to its former glory. This is...

South African Airways Technical appoints interim chief executive

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South African Airways Technical (SAAT) has appointed former Group CEO of Denel, Riaz Saloojee, as its interim chief executive ahead of SAA’s return to...

New, refreshed SAA to take to the skies

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South African Airways (SAA) interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo says the airline is moving into a new era. Kgokolo was updating Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public...

SAA poised for take-off in September

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South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it expects to resume operations on the Johannesburg-Cape Town route and other African destinations on 23 September. The...

Public Investment Corporation not funding SAA 51% stake takoever

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The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed that it is not funding the 51% stake acquisition in South African Airways (SAA).S The confirmation comes after...

New strategic partner for SAA

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Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says government has found a strategic equity partner in a bid to save the embattled South African Airways (SAA). Gordhan...

South African Airways exits administration after 17 months

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South Africa's struggling national airline South African Airways (SAA) on Friday exited a local form of bankruptcy protection called business rescue after roughly 17...

Government grants South African Airways $346 million to make severance payments

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South African Airways (SAA) has received a further 5 billion randS from the Department of Public Enterprises to help make severance payments to laid-off...

South African Airways’ unit suspends services to parent over non-payment

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South African Airways’ maintenance subsidiary has withdrawn services to its parent after the struggling airline failed to pay money owed to the unit, an...

OUTA calls for SAA liquidation

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The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has called for the liquidation of South African Airways (SAA), saying the chance of rescuing the trouble national...

South Africa commits $650 million to airline SAA, administrator says

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South Africa has pledged 10.5 billion rand ($650 million) to South African Airways (SAA), one of the administrators of the ailing state-owned airline said...

Government assesses interests in SAA

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The South African government has received more unsolicited interests from private sector funders, private equity investors and partners for a future restructured South African...

DPE closer to implementing SAA rescue plan

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With all the conditions for the implementation of the South African Airways (SAA) Business Rescue Plan met last week, the Department of Public Enterprises...

South Africa commits to mobilise funds for SAA rescue

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South Africa’s government has committed to secure funds for the overhaul of struggling state-owned South African Airways (SAA), the public enterprises and finance ministries...

South African Airways creditors approve rescue plan

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South African Airways (SAA) creditors approved a rescue plan for the struggling airline on Tuesday that requires at least 10 billion rand in new...

DPE urges pilots to accept SAA severance packages

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The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has called on individual pilots to accept South African Airways Voluntary Severance Packages (VSPs) ahead of a crucial...

South African Airways to offer training for up to 1 000...

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South African Airways (SAA) will provide a year’s training for up to 1 000 employees, revisions to its restructuring plan show, in a concession...

Unions called to finalise SAA restructuring plan

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The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has called on unions to convene their own bilateral meetings to finalise the South African Airways (SAA) restructuring...

South African Airways restructuring vote delayed until next month

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A vote on a restructuring plan for loss-making AA (SAA) was delayed until next month on Thursday, after some creditors and trade unions secured...

South Africa unions reject SAA rescue plan over job cuts

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Two South African unions on Friday rejected job cuts proposed to rescue South African Airways, which has cost the government more than a billion...

Government emphasises support for SAA

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Government has emphasised its support for the national carrier, South African Airways (SAA). This comes following the publication of the carrier’s business rescue plan on...

South African Airways rescue would be costly, plan shows

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The South African government would need to find at least 10 billion rand in new bailout funds if it wants to rescue South African...

South African airlines look to restart operations, see slow recovery

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Two of South Africa’s biggest private airlines will start flying between local airports this month after the government eased lockdown restrictions aimed at containing...

South African Airways rescue plan features more bailouts

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A draft rescue plan for South African Airways (SAA) contains about 4.6 billion rand ($263.4 million) of new bailouts as part of a restructuring...

SAA suspends all international flights until June

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South African Airways (SAA) on Friday announced it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel...

SAA pledges to fight illegal wildlife trafficking

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As the world commemorated World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, South African Airways (SAA) said it would help intensify the fight against the global illegal...

SAA to cut flights to ease cash flow

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Cash-strapped state carrier South African Airways (SAA) said on Thursday it would “cancel and consolidate selected flights” to lower costs, days after it received...

SAA sells nine aircraft to accommodate new fleet

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South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to...

South African Airways could cut more than 900 jobs

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Struggling state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) could cut more than 900 jobs as it restructures to stem severe financial losses, the airline said...

SAA, Mango, Comair ground some aircraft over maintenance concerns

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South African Airways (SAA), its low cost subsidiary Mango and Comair have grounded a number of their aircraft due to compliance verification in line...

SAA to lease A350s

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South African Airways (SAA) will be leasing two Airbus A350-900 airliners for up to three years, with the aircraft flying between Johannesburg and New...

South African Airways requests urgent state funding as it appoints interim...

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South African Airways (SAA) appointed its head of operations as acting chief executive on Friday and said it needs 4 billion rand ($265 million)...

South African Airways CEO quits over lack of state support

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South African Airways’ CEO Vuyani Jarana has resigned after less than two years in the job, saying his turnaround strategy for the loss-making airline...

SAA concludes MoU with Ghana

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South African Airways (SAA) has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding that will see it spread its wings in Ghana. The MoU, signed between SAA CEO...

SAA settles Comair dispute

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South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to...

SAA incurs losses

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The South African Airways (SAA) has in the 2017/18 financial year incurred more losses than budgeted due to its inability to execute...

SAA considers getting strategic equity partner

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The Department of Public Enterprises is considering the possibility of introducing a strategic equity partner for South African Airways (SAA), says the...

SA Express, SAA merger underway

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The process to merge South African Express (SA Express) with South African Airways (SAA) is underway, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said...