Government considering merger between SAA, SA Express and Mango

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says government is considering a merger of its three airlines – SAA, SA Express and low-cost carrier Mango.

Addressing Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday, Brown said ideally a 25% shareholder is needed to provide management and financial assistance.

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SA Express executives explained its irregular expenditure for 2016.

Eyewitness News reporter Lindsay Dentlinger was there.

She has ruled out that SA Express be privatised.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Each airline has its own problems, the problem particular to SA Express is that they do not own any aircraft and the acting CEO is saying there were maintenance costs involved in keeping to the schedule and to the route, and having charter and hired planes...

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

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