SAA BRPs releases update report

SAA’s Business Rescue Practitioners has issued its latest update report on the airline’s business rescue proceeding. In a short opening note, the BRPs said that the business rescue proceedings of South African Airways (SOC) Limited have not been concluded within three months of the date of commencement thereof, and therefore this update report is being tabled in terms […]

Industry update from TBCSA CEO

ASATA would like to share with the latest update by TBCSA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa. Tshivhengwa makes special reference to discussions surrounding UIF TERS, opening up the industry under Level 3 regulations and other relief programmes for the industry: Dear Colleagues It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the many lives affected […]

Lufthansa Group adjusts mask requirement

Lufthansa Group airlines are introducing a requirement to wear a medical protective mask on their flights to and from Germany. The regulation comes into force on February 1. From that date, passengers will be required to wear either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard during boarding, the flight […]

Air Seychelles cancels Johannesburg and Tel Aviv flights for February

Due to ongoing restrictions as a result of COVID-19, Air Seychelles has confirmed it will cancel its operations in Johannesburg and Tel Aviv for the entire month of February 2021. In a short statement, the airline said that it will continue to monitor developments in order to resume operations as soon as possible. Click here […]

ASATA in the news: SAA’s unflown tickets – will refunds be honoured?

SAA’s approved business rescue plan allocated R3bn for unflown ticket liability (UTL), but notes published from the last SAA Scopa meeting only allocated R2,2bn to UTL, without accounting for the R800m difference. Industry experts are now concerned that the true meaning of this discrepancy could be that the government may be backtracking on its commitment […]