Global airlines interested in taking on spare SAA pilots - CEO Vuyani Jarana

South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana says major international airlines have made offers to their surplus pilots and cabin crew.

SAA announced that it would be offering pilots and cabin crew to other carriers in order to cut costs.

Read: What lessons can SAA learn from Ethiopian Airlines?

Jarana says SAA will have to undergo organisational redesign before it can become commercially viable.

We've met with Qatar Ailrines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Kenya Airways, Air Mauritius - all of them have responded offering our pilots some opportunities where they can participate.

Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways

We also want to be very careful, because we know that we are going grow. When we grow, we would like to repatriate our own people.

Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways

It's important that we look carefully in terms of how we organise ourselves for success.

Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways

We will have to flatten structures, look at spends and layers, building a commercial organisation and rightsizing our portfolio so that we can be fit for growth.

Vuyani Jarana, CEO of South African Airways

Take a listen to him explain plans for the airline:


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