The closure of South African domestic carrier Sun Air is in doubt, with employees and trades unions lobbying Pretoria in a bid to save it, and a takeover by South African Airways (SAA) - which planned to close it - dependent on the write-off of a R25 million ($4 million) debt. Pretoria is owed the cash by black empowerment groups from which SAA is buying a 75% stake in Sun, with the flag carrier reluctant to assume the debt.

Source: Flight International