SAA has turnaround strategy

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The Acting Chief Executive Officer of South African Airways, Nico Bezuidenhout, recently announced the airline’s 90-day action plan.

The cabinet-submitted plan is designed to return SAA to commercial sustainability and provide greater support for the national development agenda.

The airline has seen years of challenging financial performance with full implementation of a Long-Term Turnaround Strategy critical to its continued ongoing operations.

 “The importance of the 90-day action plan cannot be underestimated,” said Bezuidenhout. “The implementation of the LTTS has stalled and an immediate intervention is required to set the implementation and the business back on track.”

He added that there are major commercial challenges facing the airline and that the urgency of the matter is at the top of the newly constituted board and SAA executives’ agenda.