SAA and 3 African airlines are in talks to form an alliance

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SAA and 3 African airlines are in talks to form an alliance

South African Airways, Kenya Airways Plc, Air Mauritius Ltd. and RwandAir are in talks to create an alliance, as they face mounting competition.

“Air Mauritius took the initiative to join forces with three other African airlines in a bid to create an alliance that would develop air connectivity in the region,” Chief Executive Officer Somas Appavou said Wednesday. [Bloomberg]
 

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Or... 3 x the bailout money to squander. Prob will find a few of our government's MP's mysteriously on the other Airlines boards... I wouldn't put it past them for a second.
 

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DAFUQ.
Unbelievable that they would even consider such an option.
Who is going to sign surety when these other useless airlines need new planes.
We cant even pay for what we have at the moment,
SAA faces mounting competition from within to run properly.
Get rid of government interference and appoint a competent board and not a bunch of ANC cadres.
Another reason never to fly on this airline again.
 
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DAFUQ.
Unbelievable that they would even consider such an option.
Who is going to sign surety when these other useless airlines need new planes.
We cant even pay for what we have at the moment,
SAA faces mounting competition from within to run properly.
Get rid of government interference and appoint a competent board and not a bunch of ANC cadres.
An alliance does not mean the member's own each other's fleets or are surety for their debt. It is more like a taxi union in a way (not really but sort of).

So each member can offer flights to destinations even though they themselves don't actually fly there. They rely on the other members to complete certain legs of a journey. Profit is shared, and cost is lower as you don't have to invest in more planes that might only fly half full, instead you get multiple airline's customers filling the flight.

Alliances are used by many major airlines across the world. That is how code shares work. You probably flew on an alliance flight and don't even know it.
 

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I know what an alliance is and I try not to support anything SAA related.

If profit is shared then you cant be talking about SAA.
 
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Best would be to restrict 'alliances' to a minimum, usually to routes that may not be too busy or profitable for which you do not want to assign your own aircraft too. But, with a failed SOE, the SAA has absolutely no other option left. It will not be saved by these agreements, but at least it will have some breathing time to allow government to settle its debts.
 

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I do understand that it's not always easy and apologies for being somewhat pedantic, but do try and use correct file photos?
 
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