All SA Express articles

  • SAA tails
    News

    Government puts R10bn aside for SAA in medium term

    2020-05-20T19:29:00Z

    South Africa’s government has provisionally set aside R3.8 billion ($212 million) for troubled flag-carrier South African Airways and another R164 million for SA Express in the current fiscal year. Department of public enterprises deputy director general Kgathatso Tlhakudi gave the figure during a 20 May presentation before the parliamentary ...

  • SAA A350
    Analysis

    Coronavirus crisis threatens to push South African carriers over the edge

    2020-04-15T13:49:00Z

    While the coronavirus pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact across African carriers, the timing of the crisis has been particularly calamitous for South Africa’s struggling airline sector.

  • Siza Mzimela, South African Airlines
    News

    Interim chief Mzimela leaves struggling SA Express

    2020-04-02T08:18:00Z

    Interim chief executive Siza Mzimela is leaving SA Express after 18 months in the role at the challenged South African regional carrier.

  • SA Express
    News

    Pressured SA Express suspends services until further notice

    2020-03-18T06:58:00Z

    South African regional carrier SA Express is suspending operations until further notice, in response to various pressures on the airline. While it mentions the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, SA Express indicates this is only one consideration behind its decision, attributing the suspension to “adverse recent developments”. The ...

  • SA Express CRJ
    News

    SA Express confirms business rescue restructuring move

    2020-02-13T14:48:00Z

    SA Express’ operations are continuing as normal after the South African regional and domestic operator confirmed it is now under a formal business rescue restructuring process

  • SAA A350
    Analysis

    Why South African Airways network cuts prove painful to implement

    2020-02-10T16:14:00Z

    One thing perennial struggler South African Airways has not been short of over the years is restructuring plans. Its latest, proposed under formal restructuring, features a further retrenchment that continues the paring back of its network.

  • SA Express CRJ
    News

    SA Express objects as court orders business rescue

    2020-02-06T12:26:00Z

    South African operator SA Express has been ordered to enter into business rescue, two months after a similar decision was made for flag-carrier South African Airways. SA Express operates a route network in southern Africa using a fleet of Bombardier CRJs and Q400s. While the business rescue has ...

  • News

    SAA and SA Express 'not going concerns': minister

    2019-10-02T10:36:00Z

    South Africa’s public enterprises minister has informed the country’s parliament that South African Airways and SA Express are not going concerns, in a letter explaining delays in the carriers’ annual report submission.

  • SAA fleet
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: SAA still needs time to complete restructuring

    2018-11-12T10:57:02Z

    A year since the taking the reins at South African Airways, it is probably safe to say that the one thing chief executive Vuyani Jarana needs most of all right now is more time.

  • News

    Fresh bailouts for SAA and SA Express

    2018-10-24T14:10:00Z

    South Africa's treasury has earmarked a further R5 billion ($349 million) to help the nation's struggling flag carrier to settle maturing debt over the next six month, as well as R1.2 billion support for a state-owned regional airline.

  • Ethiopian A350 analysis
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Ethiopian cements position as African rivals falter

    2016-12-12T14:15:30Z

    A dominant theme in African commercial aviation this year has been the widening gap between Ethiopian Airlines’ fortunes and the misfortunes of its rivals in the region.

  • News

    SA Express studies MRO options after operational restart

    2016-05-17T15:12:11Z

    ​South African regional carrier SA Express is discussing a potential cooperation with defence manufacturer Denel's maintenance arm as part of evaluations about the airline's future MRO strategy.