SAA’s future still up in the air
As the business rescue process drags on, there’s more uncertainty than ever around the future of SAA. Is it time to finally ground the carrier, or can a new airline be launched from its ashes?
The multibillion-rand aviation industry, which has been left devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, may have seen a glimmer of light on Sunday, when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the possibility of limited air travel as SA eases its lockdown to level 3 on June 1.
This would be allowed only for business reasons and, according to draft amendments to the transport regulations, only between Joburg, Cape Town and Durban at set times...