SAA says Action Plan is in full swing

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According to South African Airways, the airline’s 90 Day Action Plan, a “road map designed to return SAA to full implementation of its Long-Term Turnaround Strategy”, is on target in terms of rollout and active engagement across all levels of the company.

Tasks already completed include a review of the SAA long-haul international network, as well as a re-evaluation of fleet requirements. In December the airline announced its new route between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi, along with a deeper commercial relationship with Etihad Airways through codeshare network extensions, and it also upped frequencies to key African destinations.

“Network optimisation is key and we expect to make more announcements regarding commercial efficiencies in the near future,” said Acting SAA CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. “There has been a significant drive toward better governance, with strengthened interaction between the board and management an emphasis.”