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A SA Express Dash-8-Q400 aircraft. (Photo: Bob Adams from George, South Africa (SA Express Dash 8-Q400 ZS-NMS) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

South African Express Placed Under Liquidation

South African Express has become one of the latest victims of the global pandemic as the South African High Court gave an order on Tuesday, April 28., for the provisional liquidation of the airline. The airline has been under a form of bankruptcy protection since February and had suspended its services on March, 18 in light of the ongoing pandemic. “In light of adverse recent developments including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, SA Express announces that it will suspend…

Air Europa Seeks Entry into Brazil’s Domestic Market

Air Europa applied last Friday to operate domestic flights within Brazil. The move is a direct result of new laws in Brazil allowing foreign airlines 100 percent ownership of Brazilian airlines, whereas foreign ownership was previously limited to 25 percent. Brazil's congress approved last Wednesday the new law, which included…

LATAM Upgrades Brazil to South Africa Route to Weekly Service

LATAM Airlines will begin to operate two additional frequencies on its São Paulo-Johannesburg route, which will allow for a daily flight between both cities. Currently, the route is only operated five times per week from São Paulo's Guarulhos Airport. Although the frequency increase is scheduled for April 5, 2019, it is…