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SAA could lose some key routes if it defaults on Air Services Board obligations – SABC News

An aviation expert has warned that South African Airways (SAA) could lose some of its lucrative routes if its operating license is suspended. This comes after the national carrier was this week given 90 days by the South African Air Services Licensing Board to meet its compliance obligations and provide more details on its deal with the Takatso Consortium. Aviation analyst Phuthego Mojapele explains what the consequences of a suspended operating license would be. “A suspension does not mean that you will not be able to fly again or that…

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SAA could lose routes if its license is suspended

Aviation expert Phuthego Mojapele has warned that South African Airways (SAA) faces the impact of a licence suspension. SAA has 90 days to ensure compliance obligations are met The SAA was recently given just 90 days to ensure it meets its compliance obligations and to provide more details on the transaction and acquisition with the Takatso Consortium. This deadline is given by the South African Air Services Licensing Board. In an interview with SABC News, Mojapele explained that the suspension of the license doesn’t mean the company can’t fly again,…

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Aviation expert wants CAA to investigate SAA flight take-off reports despite fuel pollution - SABC News English 

Aviation expert wants CAA to investigate SAA flight take-off reports despite fuel pollution – SABC News

Aviation expert Guy Leach says the Civil Aviation Authority should investigate the reasons for allowing South African Airways to take off after reportedly having problems with ground fuel pollution. In April, an Airbus A330-300 took off from Accra, Ghana, to OR Tambo International Airport – but one of the engines was reported to have increased during the flight. Leich says that despite the plane landing in Johannesburg, the lives of about 200 people were at risk. “SAA changed the fuel supplier in Accra and in the process of refueling they…

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Gordhan defends the disposition of the government's majority stake in SAA - SABC News English 

Gordhan defends the disposition of the government’s majority stake in SAA – SABC News

Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordon again defended the government’s majority stake in South African Airways (SAA). He says there has been transparency in the deal with the Takatso Consortium. Gordon faced a number of questions from lawmakers about the deal after submitting a vote on his department’s budget in parliament on Friday. Some opposition lawmakers say the deal is shrouded in secrecy and have threatened legal action to reveal details. Minister Gordhan defends the SAA deal, Takatso Consortium: The sale of a 51% stake in the Takatso Consortium has sparked…

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