Airlink and Safair to unite

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Airlink and Safair have announced that the two independent aviation groups will apply to South Africa’s Competition Commission for approval to unite under the common umbrella of the Airlink group of companies.

The proposed move would see the Airlink and low-cost FlySafair airlines and Safair’s other businesses, including humanitarian aid flights, continuing to operate separately under their unique brands.

The airlines would retain their respective products, aircraft fleets, management and leadership teams.

Employees would be secure with no job losses because of the consolidation.

The Airlink purchase of Safair would not affect Airlink’s existing SAA franchise partnership, which continues to deliver traffic and business to SAA and Airlink.