Huge SAA flight cancellations

ambroseg1

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You have to be more than a little thick to go and book a ticket on an airline which you know is on the brink of insolvency. Regardless of all the press releases about possible partnerships which frankly, are reeking of desperation, which should be raising serious alarm bells in anyone planning to fly.
People in general are imbeciles. Perfect example is people who vote for a certain political party.
 

OCP

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SAA has just suspended the Hong Kong route -- though, in my opinion, this is more to do with a reduction in demand owing to the political situation in Hong Kong (other airlines are also cutting back on Hong Kong) and less to do with SAA's own problems (though this is surely a contributing factor).
That's going to put a real spanner in cabinet minister's xmas shopping!
The poor souls will have to go to NYC instead this year ... horrors!
 

Kelerei

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That's going to put a real spanner in cabinet minister's xmas shopping!
The poor souls will have to go to NYC instead this year ... horrors!
Isn't Singapore the destination of choice for that though? (Not sure about the ANC, but it was for certain former ZANU-PF leadership...)
 
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The_Librarian

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Of course it's your fault. Had the strike not happened, things would've been different.
 

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Gaz{M}

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It beggars belief that there is always money for airplanes but never enough for food, water or transport. The ANC is more embarrassed at potentially losing an airline, than already having lost hundreds of towns, municipalities, infrastructure and assets to waste and corruption. It makes no sense.
 

The_Librarian

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It beggars belief that there is always money for airplanes but never enough for food, water or transport. The ANC is more embarrassed at potentially losing an airline, than already having lost hundreds of towns, municipalities, infrastructure and assets to waste and corruption. It makes no sense.
This.
 

koffiejunkie

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It beggars belief that there is always money for airplanes but never enough for food, water or transport. The ANC is more embarrassed at potentially losing an airline, than already having lost hundreds of towns, municipalities, infrastructure and assets to waste and corruption. It makes no sense.
Letting the airline fold would be admitting incompetence. It's much easier to (sand)paper over it and keep their en pride and enormous egos intact.
 

ShaunSA

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Letting the airline fold would be admitting incompetence. It's much easier to (sand)paper over it and keep their en pride and enormous egos intact.
Can't have the world know you're a big fat failure and everything you touch turns to schit.
 

Sollie

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Hey ANC, here's a new tax for you that will make South Africa rich: Ideology Tax!
 

BBSA

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SAA is to be placed in business rescue, it emerged on Wednesday night.

In a letter to cabinet ministers and deputy ministers presidency director-general Cassius Lubisi informed the executive that President Cyril Ramaphosa had made the decision that the airline should enter business rescue in order to address its “dire situation”.

An official statement is expected later on Wednesday.

In the letter Lubisi states that business rescue “is the only viable route open to the government to avoid an uncontrolled implosion of the national airline”.


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FlashSA

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Good. Cyril's first step in the right direction. Business rescue persons will take one look at the books, shout fu"# this and push SAA into liquidation.

Beginning of the end...
 
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