Airlink, Safair to tie the knot (if Competition Commission gives its blessing)

Picture: FlySafair.co.za

There are synergies to be tapped… it’s about extracting efficiencies of scale into the longer term.

Rodger Foster, Airlink

We don’t operate the same markets.

Rodger Foster, Airlink

Our plans are not to combine the two networks…

Rodger Foster, Airlink

Airline companies Airlink and Safair wants to merge.

They will apply to the Competition Commission for approval on Tuesday.

The companies want to unite under the Airlink group, but continue to operate their unique brands.

According to Airlink CEO Rodger Foster, the acquisition makes good business sense.

The combined networks will see the company reach 37 destinations.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Foster.

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

This is a proposed acquisition…

Rodger Foster, Airlink

…a greater propensity for growth into the future…

Rodger Foster, Airlink

In the beginning the two operations will stay separate…

Rodger Foster, Airlink

Day-to-day operations will be very much business as usual.

Rodger Foster, Airlink

It puts us in a market we’re not in, and the same applies to Safair.

Rodger Foster, Airlink

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