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South African Airways Liquidation- A Chance For Comair?

South African Airways Liquidation- A Chance For Comair?

Old Apr 18, 20, 8:14 am
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South African Airways Liquidation- A Chance For Comair?

Itís being reported by several sources that SA are close to liquidation. Does this present an opportunity for Comair to grow their international presence and start some long haul routes?
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Old Apr 18, 20, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by andymcdonnell View Post
Itís being reported by several sources that SA are close to liquidation. Does this present an opportunity for Comair to grow their international presence and start some long haul routes?

wasnít there a rumor a few years ago that they were about to start DUR-LGW on an B762 ?

clearly international routes are somewhere in the thought process

SAA is just a festering turd of an airline, similar I think to BE tbh

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Old Apr 18, 20, 9:12 am
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Incidentally

ZS-SXV: South African Airways Airbus A330-200


was flown JNB-NQY last month for storage/part out


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Old Apr 18, 20, 2:02 pm
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Given that SAA reputedly lost significant amounts of cash on their international routes, I would hope Comair would not rush that way!
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Old Apr 18, 20, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
Given that SAA reputedly lost significant amounts of cash on their international routes, I would hope Comair would not rush that way!

does that mean that your agreeing with my amazing analysis of of the airline ?

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Old Apr 18, 20, 9:08 pm
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Apparently JNB-PER was one of the few profitable routes for SAA. And QF needs all the competition between Australia and South Africa that can be resurrected....
However, good luck then the time comes for an African airline to schedule the route....

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Old Apr 18, 20, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
wasnít there a rumor a few years ago that they were about to start DUR-LGW on an B762 ?

clearly international routes are somewhere in the thought process

SAA is just a festering turd of an airline, similar I think to BE tbh

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how can you come to that conclusion?
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Old Apr 19, 20, 12:05 am
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Comair and Kulula (Comair's low cost arm) are very well managed airlines. They should stick to what they do best: provide excellent, (mostly) profitable domestic and regional flights with amazing customer service.
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Originally Posted by surryson View Post
how can you come to that conclusion?

there is a thread on here somewhere about it from a few years ago. Off the top of my head they had even sourced the air frame.


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Old Apr 19, 20, 2:10 am
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Comair looking at LGW-Durban


2011 infant. So it was in somebodies thought process at some point.


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Old Apr 19, 20, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
does that mean that your agreeing with my amazing analysis of of the airline ?

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😂 No, as SAA could be a really nice experience to fly with whereas BE was often like being poked in the eye with a sharp stick. However financially SA was an even bigger mess.
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Old Apr 19, 20, 7:23 am
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SAA is a flag carrier. The normal rules of corporate finance don't apply. SAA has been close to liquidation for quite a few years.
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