Regional airline SA Airlink has assured its customers that it is operating under a valid scheduled air service licence and that there is no threat of disruption to its services. This follows a Business Day report on Monday about concerns raised by the Airlines Association of Southern Africa — representing at least 19 airlines in the region — about the lack of progress made in dealing with a licence application that has been lodged by Airlink. Airlink CEO Rodger Foster said it was not true that the airline could be operating without a licence by the end of September. The airline had a valid scheduled air service licence. “Airlink has applied to the Air Services Licensing Council for an amendment to its charter licence in order to offer and operate a particular type of aircraft on an ad-hoc charter basis. It is the processing and approval of this application that remains in limbo at the Air Services Licensing Council, despite having been gazetted in June for adjudication,” he said. “A...

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