Skywise outstanding debt, sky high

Low-cost airline Skywise was suspended from operating at airports run by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) due to a pay dispute.

Skywise reportedly owes Acsa R3.8 million; owes Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) R4.4 million; and owes ground services R1.7 million.

Refentse Shinners, Group Executive: Corporate Affairs at Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) says that a decision to suspend an airline is taken after negotiations to find amicable solutions.

The suspension of Skywise was taken after numerous efforts were made to recover outstanding debts from them dating back to August 2015

Refentse Shinners, Group Executive: Corporate Affairs at Airports Company South Africa (Acsa)

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According to Shinners an agreement was entered into with Skywise which the airline defaulted for December.

She also dismissed the "myth" that Acsa is the architect of the demise of local airlines.

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