Court orders SAA (i.e. taxpayers) to pay Comair R1 billion for unfair conduct

We don’t expect SAA to make any profits this year, even though the airline industry worldwide is doing well.

Guy Leitch

Comair has operated the last 70 years without the benefit of state funding.

Guy Leitch

The High Court has ordered South African Airways (SAA) to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behaviour.

The judgment comes after a 14-year legal battle between the two airlines.

Comair is the second airline to succeed in a claim against the national carrier concerning anti-competitive conduct.

Last year, the court ruled in favour of Nationwide Airlines, awarding it over R100 million.

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Guy Leitch, Aviation Expert and Editor at SA Flyer Magazine.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Air Botswana hasn’t made profits for eight years.

Guy Leitch

The more money you have the more the urge to blow it away!

Guy Leitch

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