South African Airways (SAA) has gone back on its admission that it subsidises aircrafts to the low-cost airline Mango.
In response to the resignation of Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, SAA had announced that it is subsidising Mango by subleasing to its entire fleet at discounted rates.
Editor of SA Flyer Magazine, Guy Leitch says he believes that Mango has never benefited from SAA subsidises.
I'm inclined to believe... Nico Bezuidenhout, he has been adamant to insist that his leases weren't subsidised.— Guy Leitch, Editor and Publisher of SA Flyer Magazine
According to Leitch, the statement was poorly communicated and issued out of spite by controversial SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni.
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