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A South Africa Airways A340-600 sitting at Washington Dulles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

South African Plans Post-Pandemic, Post-Restructuring Restart

Following a rough 2020, South African Airways is hoping that 2021 will bring forth a new face to the long-time struggling flag carrier. The long-struggling airline expects to restart operations around July or August 2021 as the airline hopes that finding a fresh start post-pandemic will kickstart a new era for travel in and around South Africa. The flag carrier has had a history of struggling to turn a profit, relying heavily on the South African government to bail out…

Mango’s Fleet Grounded Over Non-Payment, Still In ‘Critical Discussions’ with…

South African Airways Technical (SAAT) has withdrawn its maintenance services effective Sept. 27, due to outstanding payments owed by South African Airways budget carrier Mango Airlines. The entire fleet of Mango Airlines now remains grounded with Mango flights currently being operated by Johannesburg-based Global Aviation Operations, confirmed Operations Manager Sybrand…