• Chidozie Uzoezie

South African Airways to Cooperate with Air Services Licensing Council

The Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) of South Africa has written to South African Airways about possible breaches of the Air Services Licensing Act No 115 of 1990.

The Council directed the airline to provide information to enable it ascertain the airline’s compliance and/or non-compliance with the Act.

Confirming the receipt of the letter in a statement issued on Thursday, South African Airways says it's "currently studying the contents of the letter and will be responding fully to the ASLC within or before the timeframe provided by the council."

The airline assures its customers and the public that the matters raised in the letter are of an administrative nature relating to the SEP transaction that is currently being negotiated by the Government, as the shareholder as well as issues relating to the airline’s interaction with the ASLC, the submission of financial statements and internal staff movement.

According to the airline, the questions raised in the letter do not impact on its current and future operations as well as the quality of the services provided by SAA. To that end, South African Airways will continue to operate all local and regional services.

The Air Services Licensing Council is an arm of the Republic of South Africa responsible for granting and revoking traffic rights to airlines based in South Africa. Members are chosen by the department of transport for a three-year term.

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