Yes, SAA can be fixed. To start with, ground the whole thing

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Yes, SAA can be fixed. To start with, ground the whole thing

Former Comair CEO Erik Venter’s solutions are radical, but franchising its valuable routes could be a good start

Chris Gilmour

SAA is in the news once more, plagued by strike action. Despite many solutions being offered, the government persists with this millstone, confusing the nation and irking the taxpayer.

Former Comair CEO Erik Venter says there has been profound change in the business of global aviation. Many country airlines have moved from an insular approach to dramatically increasing their home bases, and many state-owned airlines have been privatised.

Turkish Airlines was historically an insignificant player. Now it serves 121 countries from Istanbul, the world’s busiest airport, having eclipsed Atlanta-Hartsfield in Georgia, US. Similarly, Europe and most countries in the Far East (except China) have opened their skies...

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