SAA gearing up to take-off by August

South African Airways (SAA) has said it will resume operations again in July or by the second week of August.


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New interim chief executive officer, Thomas Kgokolo said: “Momentum is starting to build quickly at SAA with a view to resuming full domestic and regional operations within weeks.”


He added the carrier will confirm an exact relaunch date pending the finalisation of labour negotiations with SAA pilots about their severance packages.


Kgokolo also added the airline’s first intercontinental service would probably only resume in two years as the carrier’s new management team had limited operating capital at its disposal.