The Ministry of Public Enterprises (DPE) announced today that the Takatso Consortium, comprising Harith General Partners, a leading investor in African infrastructure and airports, and airline management firm Global Airways, has been selected as the preferred Strategic Equity Partner (SEP) for South African Airways (SAA).
Regional and domestic flights for SAA will remain cancelled until the end of July 2021. Bookings from the 1st of August 2021 onwards will remain in place for now.
SAA's Interim Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Kgokolo has confirmed that the carrier, now out of business rescue, will take to the skies again in July or at the latest early to mid-August.
The Department of Public Enterprises welcomes the notice of substantial implementation filed by the Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs). This signals the exit of the BRPs at the South African Airways SOC Ltd since the process started in December 2019.
SAA confirms that domestic and regional flights will remain cancelled up to, and including, the 30th June 2021.
SAA confirms that international flights will remain cancelled up to, and including, the 30th of October 2021. Bookings for international travel from the 31st of October onwards will remain in place for now.
SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will remain cancelled up to, and including, the 27th March 2021.
SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will be cancelled up to, and including, the 31st January 2021.
SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will be cancelled up to, and including, the 31st of December 2020.
The Minister of Public Enterprises has welcomed the government’s commitment to finalise the Business Rescue Plan (BRP) and restructuring of SAA.
SAA confirms that bookings from the 1st of December 2020 will remain, however flights up to, and including, the 30th of November will be cancelled.
SAA confirms that domestic, regional and international flights will be cancelled up to, and including, the 31st October 2020.
The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) welcomes the vote in favour of a business rescue plan for SAA and applauds creditors and all stakeholders for realising that a new, restructured, competitive airline, is the best option to immediately take back to the skies.
A media statement released by the South African Ministry of Public Enterprises.
Working closely with the South African Department for International Relations and Cooperation, the service had 200 South African nationals onboard, repatriating home, to reconnect with loved ones, friends and family.
Acting CEO of SAA, Zuks Ramasia, extends a message of support to customers amidst the Covid-19 global pandemic.
SAA regrets to inform you that we have temporarily closed our UK&I telephone lines due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are handling only very urgent customer enquiries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
South African Airways has announced its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday 27th March until 16th April 2020 (inclusive). The decision came after the South African government announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days aimed at combatting the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Last Friday, SAA announced the suspension of all intercontinental and Africa regional flights until 31 May 2020.
SAA has announced that it will immediately suspend all international and regional operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus.
SAA is delighted that the Visionary Honours 2020 is kindly supporting the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK during this important year for us as we celebrate our 25th birthday!
The South African Airways (SAA) Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) confirm that a further extension for publication of the Plan from 28 February to 31 March 2020 has been approved by the requisite majority of creditors holding voting interests in the company.
Further to last week's announcement by the joint Business Rescue Practitioners of SAA to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable business and identification of routes to be retained to drive the carrier towards profitability, SAA will continue to operate all international services between Johannesburg and London Heathrow, Frankfurt, New York, Perth and Washington via Accra.
The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of SAA today announced further initiatives to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable and profitable business.
SAA confirmed its (further) intention to cancel and consolidate selected scheduled flights where there is low demand.
The business rescue practitioners of South African Airways, supported by the Departments of Public Enterprises and National Treasury, have been successful in obtaining the balance of the funding required to meet the airline’s short term liquidity requirements.
Operators selling trips in southern Africa have pledged to stand by South African Airways amid the carrier’s ongoing funding crisis, reports TTG.
The South African Airways new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.
South African Airways is consolidating some selected domestic flights between Johannesburg and its domestic airports Cape Town and Durban, and on the international network on selected services between Johannesburg and Munich.
South African Airways has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet.
South African Airways has signed up to be one of the first airlines in the world to implement the new IATA module that will help in the fight against the illegal trafficking of wildlife.
South African Airways (UK) is delighted to support the Community Conservation Fund Africa.
SAA was ranked in the category for Middle East and Africa, making SAA the leading African on-time performance carrier (2019).
The Board of South African Airways has adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue, a well-defined process that will allow SAA to continue operating in an orderly and safe manner and to keep planes and passengers flying under the direction of a business rescue practitioner.
The South African government is committed to a viable, sustainable, profitable national airline.
SAA apologises unreservedly for the disruption and the inconvenience caused to our customers during this industrial action.
South African Airways is today announcing the suspension of all services between Johannesburg and Hong Kong from Saturday, 23 November 2019 until and including, 14 December 2019.
South African Airways is pleased to announce news of resumption of all international flights, further to the departure of SA234 from Johannesburg on Sunday 17th November, and departure of SA235 from London on Monday 18th November. Customers booked on all flights to/from London should continue to report and check-in as normal.
SAA is pleased to announce that it is aiming to operate all international flights departing from OR Tambo International Airport, with effect from Sunday 17th November 2019 and from London Monday 18th November. Customers booked on these services should report to OR Tambo International Airport and London Heathrow, as normal.
South African Airways has made a limited number of cancellations to its services. The cancellations follow an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) that their members will embark on industrial action from Friday morning.
The Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has signed a waiver which allows foreign children to enter South Africa without carrying additional supporting documents.
South African Airways (SAA) will no longer offer customers a free piece of sporting equipment, in addition to its free checked baggage allowance, for tickets issued from Friday 15th November 2019.
South African Airways has scooped the ‘Best African Airline’ Award at the Business Traveller Awards 2019 in London, the 13th consecutive year that SAA has won the accolade.
South African Airways (SAA) operations to Blantyre, Malawi, remains affected by maintenance and upgrade work at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre.
SAA advises customers that we have been notified of the closure of the main runway at the Blantyre airport (Chileka International Airport) in Malawi. The main runway will be closed between 24 April through to 31 October 2019. It is anticipated that the runway will be open from the 1st of November 2019.
SAA will supplement its existing long-haul fleet with new Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which are modern, twin-engine, and wide-body aircraft. The aircraft will operate on one of SAA’s ultra-long haul routes between Johannesburg and New York’s JFK International Airport, replacing the A340-600 aircraft on this route and will still be operated on a nonstop basis.
SAA has claimed the Skytrax award for Best Airline Staff Service in Africa for the seventh time, reaffirming its vision as the leading airline on the African continent.
Group Chief Executive Officer (Acting) Ms Zuks Ramasia on winning the 2019 Skytrax Award for Best Airline Staff in Africa.
Effective 18 September 2019, SAA will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export led manufacturing industries.
South African Airways wins four prestigious ACSA Feather Awards, honouring the airline as the Best Performing Domestic Full Service Airline.
South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier and Emirates, the world’s largest international airline are expanding their commercial relationship with enhancements to a codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both SAA and Emirates customers.
Changes to documents required for minors younger than 18 years, traveling to/from South Africa.
South African Airways joins the world to honour Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratic President and Nobel Laureate, with a special fly-over at the Global Citizen Concert.