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SAA launches direct service to Guangzhou, China

By: Simone Liedtke     6th May 2019 State-owned airline South African Airways will start direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on September 18. Giving customers access to the heart of China’s export-led manufacturing industries is another part of the airline’s strategy of enhancing its route network. 

SAA agrees debt rollover deal in principle – CEO 

By: Reuters     30th April 2019 State-owned South African Airways has reached an agreement in principle with lenders to roll over $642-million of debt, its CEO said on Tuesday, giving him room to execute a turnaround aimed at weaning the airline off government bailouts. President Cyril Ramaphosa has made a point of supporting... 

Rolls-Royce affirms the importance of the African market

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th April 2019 Africa is a important market for the aeroengines business of renowned British industrial technology company Rolls-Royce, the company’s VP Customers: Africa Kevin Evans tells “Engineering News”. “We see Africa as a large and growing market, one of strategic importance to us.”  

Closure of Blantyre Airport’s main runway has forced changes to SAA operations

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th April 2019 South African Airways (SAA) announced on Wednesday that, because of the closing of the main runway of Malawi’s Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, also with effect from Wednesday (April 24), and until July 24 this year, the national flag carrier would not be able to operate services to... 

Govts must create policy for businesses to invest to improve living standards, says Jarana

By: African News Agency      9th April 2019 Governments must create a policy and legal framework for businesses to invest to improve the living standards of society, create jobs and grow economies, said Vuyani Jarana, South African Airways chief executive. “There has to be a constant realignment between government policy, business... 

South African Airways increases non-stop charter flights to the Maldives

5th April 2019 South African Airways (SAA) has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from April until October 2019. This decision forms part of the airline’s turnaround strategy – a pillar of which is to increase the utilisation of its aircraft.  SAA was the first long haul... 

SAA launches more nonstop charter flights to Maldives

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd April 2019 South African Airways (SAA) has launched additional nonstop charter flights to the Maldives from April to October. By flying direct to the southern part of the Maldives, SAA can reduce the flying time from 16 hours (via the Middle East), to only seven hours.  

Rothschild's Kingston to help South Africa State firm rescue

By: Bloomberg     26th March 2019 Martin Kingston, who on April 1 steps down as chief executive officer of Rothschild & Co’s South African unit after 13 years, wants to help revive the country’s beleaguered state-owned companies. Kingston, 61, will shift to executive chairman of the investment bank’s unit, and plans to wind down... 

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