According to the South African Airways (SAA) business rescuers, this airline will not resume any of its domestic flights in June this year.
This is after the SAA said in a statement on Tuesday that it retains for some time its domestic flight schedule between Johannesburg and Cape Town and hopes to resume these flights by mid-June.
Business rescuers Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana now say this statement is contrary to their communication protocol issued. This protocol is set precisely so that statements are not issued without approval.
“No flights will continue until the SAA does not have a better understanding of what the level 3 isolation entails in terms of domestic air travel,” they explained.
“It is a pity that the unapproved statement created an unrealistic expectation among our stakeholders, including SAA’s customers and employees. The latter is on unpaid leave because of the travel ban that led to the cessation of the company’s operations and contributed to the financial distress, ”says Matuson and Dongwana.