South African Airways Returns To The Skies, As Kgokolo Extols Staff Dedication

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Following months of preparation after exiting business rescue, South African Airways (SAA) finally resumed both domestic and continental services.

The airline took-off from OR Tambo International in Johannesburg to Cape Town International on Thursday the 23rd of September with 123 passengers on board.

SAA has also restarted Johannesburg-Harare route, touching down at Robert Mugabe International Airport on September 27, 2021. SAA flights are also set to start to four African capitals – Accra, Kinshasa, Lusaka, and Maputo.

Thomas Kgokolo, SAA’s Interim CEO says, “This week is a proud and significant one for SAA and its staff as well as all South African citizens. Our journey back to the skies has not been easy and I pay tribute to our dedicated workforce in all areas of the business all of whom have and are putting in long hours ahead of this day. People in every facet of the business want nothing more than for SAA to succeed and for us to build a new airline based on safety and exemplary customer service.”

“We restart this business with a new vision of pride in the brand and one that has been inculcated into every staff member. Our first order of business is to service our start-up routes efficiently and profitably and then look to expanding the network and growing our fleet, all depending on demand and market conditions,” Mr. Kgokolo adds.

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