Category: SAA

Voyager Miles and the new SAA

While the implementation of SAA’s business rescue plan is still a work in progress, and there remains uncertainty regarding the repayment of creditors, its business rescue practitioners (BRPs) say Voyager members will have full access to their available Miles when the new SAA starts services, should all conditions of fulfilment of the business rescue plan…
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November 19, 2020 0

SAA Voyager Miles: what happens next?

With uncertainty over SAA’s future, and Voyager Miles redemptions suspended, both agents and Voyager members are unsure of what will happen to the Miles. Voyager members received communication on May 9, stating that there would be a temporary redemption restriction until July 31, which might be extended. Now, SAA business rescue practitioners (BRPs) Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana have told Travel…
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July 30, 2020 0

SAA delays domestic op

SAA will not resume domestic operations next week as previously communicated by the airline. The airline sent out a statement to the trade, which was confirmed by Louise Brugman, spokesperson for the business rescue practitioners, saying it would re-accommodate passengers booked on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route – which was set to commence from June…
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June 10, 2020 0

SAA cuts regional, international flights

SAA has suspended all regional flights and international flights, until May 31. This is to support the government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of Covid-19, the airline said in a statement. Regional flights suspended are Accra (Ghana), Lusaka (Zambia), Harare (Zimbabwe), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Windhoek (Namibia), Lagos (Nigeria), and Entebbe (Uganda) and Mauritius.…
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March 23, 2020 0

BREAKING NEWS: SAA cuts 11 routes

SAA will cease operations on various international, regional and domestic routes, effective February 29. It will terminate services from Johannesburg to Abidjan via Accra, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Luanda, Munich, Ndola, and Sao Paulo. The airline will cease all domestic flights, with the exception of Cape Town, which will be served with reduced flights. SAA…
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February 6, 2020 0

SAA cancels more flights for the month of February 2020

SAA will cancel selected domestic, regional and international flights on current forward bookings for the month of February.   The airline is implementing cost reduction measures and this includes the scrapping of flights where there is low demand. SAA says it will accommodate all affected customers on alternative flights. All cancelled flights can be viewed below.…
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January 31, 2020 0

Trade relieved by SAA plans

The travel trade has expressed relief that an actionable decision has been taken to move SAA forward, following the announcement that the airline will enter business rescue. It’s a great decision and long overdue, says director of TAG, Jonathan Gerber. “The country can’t keep bailing the airline out and it is positive that important decisions have…
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December 6, 2019 0

SAA suspends JNB-HKG service

South African Airways (SAA) will suspend flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong from Saturday, November 23 until December 14. The airline says it needs to recover from losses incurred on the route, which used to operate four times weekly, and refocus its resources. SAA plans to implement a re-accommodation policy for customers booked on services…
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November 22, 2019 0

SAA CANCELS FLIGHTS FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY AHEAD OF STRIKE

SAA has, however, clarified that partner airlines, including SA Express, Mango and SA Airlink will not be affected by the cancellations. In anticipation of a strike by unions, South African Airways (SAA) has decided to cancel all domestic and international flights for Friday and Saturday. Unions including Numsa and the SA Cabin Crew Association have served…
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November 14, 2019 0

‘SAA, prepare for the mother of all strikes’ – Numsa

Unions are threatening to shutdown SAA operations following the airline’s notice that it plans to cut jobs as part of a restructuring process. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) released a joint statement calling for the SAA board to be scrapped. If their demands are…
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November 13, 2019 0