It is surely not a new idea, but it seems to me that we should be reading more about the merits, or at least the demerits, of a merger between SAA and Comair.

The government has admitted the possibility of private equity in a new SAA, which is meant to rise from the debris of the old. At the same time, Comair has indicated it cannot survive on present volumes, worsened by the lockdown. Why can a case not be made to put the two together?..

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