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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS RESUMES COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS

SOUTH African Airways (SAA) has resumed operations today, starting with flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka among other African cities.

The other cities include Cape Town, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, and Maputo.

SAA Interim Executive of Commercial Operations Simon Newton-Smith confirmed the start of business by the airline.

SAA has not flown any commercial flights since March 2020 and ceased all cargo and repatriation flights in September last year.

The airline announced last month that it had set a date, September 23rd, to resume operations.

True to its word, SAA will relaunch tomorrow after a year of inactivity and almost 18 months without a commercial flight.

From March to September 2020, the airline maintained cargo and repatriation flights but was forced to cease all operations due to financial problems.

After spending a period of 17 months in administration, SAA finally exited ‘business rescue‘ in April 2021, before the South African government agreed to sell its majority stake to Takatso Consortium in June.

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