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South African Airways To Hit The Skies Again On 23 September

Johannesburg (August 25, 2021) – South African Airways announced that flights will resume on Thursday, 23 of September 2021 after being placed under administration in December 2019 and halted all operations in September 2020 after its financial was further worsened by the COVID -19 pandemic.

In a press release, South African Airways said the airline will hit the skies again in under just a month with tickets set to go on sale on Thursday, 26 August 2021. Voyager bookings and Travel Credit Voucher redemption set to be available from Monday, 6 September 2021.

 “After months of diligent work, we are delighted that South African Airways is resuming service and we look forward to welcoming on board our loyal passengers and flying the South African flag. We continue to be a safe carrier and adhering to COVID-19 protocols.” Interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo says,

The communication further said  South African Airways will as an initial phase operate flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka and Maputo. More destinations will be added to the route network as it ramps up operations in response to market conditions.

Kgokolo added, “there is a profound feeling of enthusiasm within Team South African Airways as we prepare for takeoff, with one common purpose – to rebuild and sustain a profitable airline that once again takes a leadership role among local, continental, and international airlines.” Notes Kgokolo, “The aviation sector is currently going through a testing period, and we are aware of the tough challenges that lie ahead in the coming weeks. We thank South Africa for the support we have received in getting us to where we are today. As we are now poised for takeoff, we see this as a major milestone for South African Airways and the country.”

According to the chairman of the South African Airways’ Board, John Lamola, since the national carrier came out of business rescue at the end of April 2021, the Department of Public Enterprises together with the Board and the Management team have been seized with planning for the relaunching of a restructured and fit for purpose airline that South Africans can again be proud of. “The airline is restarting with a formidable business case”, says Lamola.

However most of the airline’s aircraft were returned back to their leasers when the airline decided to halt operations with now only 8 commercial aircraft listed on the company’s renewed Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).

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