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A South African Airways A340 pushing back at Washington Dulles International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

South Africa Budgets More Funds for SAA and SA Express

In a briefing on Wednesday to the Parliament for the South Africa Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), acting Director-General Kgathatso Tlhakudi presented the department’s budget plan for state-owned South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express airlines. South Africa’s government is being asked to set aside R3.8 billion ($212 million) for SAA and R164 million ($9.2 million) for SA Express in the current 2020/2021 fiscal year. These funds are not considered COVID-19 rescue funds but instead part of the carriers’ primary…