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South African Airways Will Lease A350s

South African Airways has major issues. The airline continues to lose massive amounts of money, they have an inefficient fleet and route network, their CEO recently resigned, and the government can't seem to decide just how involved they want to be in…

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South African Airways A340

Frustrated South African Airways CEO Resigns

Unfortunately this doesn't come as much of a surprise, but South African Airways' CEO,¬†Vuyani Jarana, has just announced that he's resigning as of August 31, 2019. The current CEO has been at the airline since November 2017. Prior to that SAA had seven…

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Saa Formation Flying

Must See: SAA’s Mesmerizing A340 Formation Flying

Yesterday was Presidential Inauguration Day in South Africa, which was the biggest event of its kind in the country in the past two plus decades. Of course that isn't the focus of this post, though -- rather it's to highlight the indescribably mesmerizing…

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South African Airways A340

South African Airways Receives Another Government Bailout

South African Airways has been losing money for years, and their losses keep getting bigger. The airline has an inefficient fleet, an inefficient route network, and there are also reports of a lot of corruption. The airline has missed several payments…

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Emb 190 Airlink

Tempting: Saint Helena Is Temporarily Getting More Flights

Saint Helena is a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 1,200 miles off the coast of Africa. The island is a British Overseas Territory, and is known as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death. Up until recently it could only be…

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South African Airways A340

South African Airways Is (Still) On The Brink Of Liquidation

South African Airways has been in a terrible financial situation for a long time. The airline has been losing money for seven years, and there are no signs of that changing. While South Africa should be a big aviation market, the airline has an inefficient…

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Saa A330 New Business Class

A Look At South African Airways’ New Business Class

As I wrote about in September, struggling South African Airways is in the process of taking delivery of five A330-300 aircraft. That's a bit of a puzzling move, as their longhaul fleet is becoming even less consistent, as they'll have A340-300s, A340-600s,…

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Is South African Airways On The Verge Of Liquidation?

I recently visited South Africa, and had the chance to fly South African Airways business class there -- on the way out I flew from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, and on the way back I flew from Johannesburg to London. Overall I enjoyed my flights on them,…

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Review: South African Airways Lounge Cape Town Airport

I was booked on the 3:50PM flight to Johannesburg, though showed up way early, at around 12:50PM. I had some work to catch up on prior to my long journey home, so always like leaving a bit of extra time before my flight. Cape Town Airport's check-in…

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