UPDATE: SA Express sets date for resumption of flights

2018-08-17 08:33 - Saara Mowlana
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SA Express set to resume flight operations next Thursday.

SA Express (SAX) just announced their plans to resume flight operations with most of their 11 aircraft on Thursday, 23 August. 

The news follows shortly on the heels of the recent reinstatement of both the airline's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) as well as their Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) which was approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

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The airline has also obtained Certificates of Airworthiness for most of its 11 aircraft from SACAA and its remaining fleet are expected to be given the green light soon. 

SAX Interim CEO, Siza Mzimela, said that they are delighted to have satisfied the concerns that surrounded the airline's airworthiness, which had led to their temporary grounding since the end of May this year.

"This has paved the way for us to prudently and incrementally reintroduce our flights as from August 23, 2018," Mzimela added.

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She extended a thanks to the airline's customer base and staff for bearing with them while going through the regulatory procedures.

"Indeed, our temporary grounding was an opportune time for the airline to interrogate all aspects of our operation, as well as our customer value proposition It's all systems go now and we are coming back stronger, more focused and energised," Mzimela explained.

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She added that in this regard, they are determined to set new industry standards for safety, product quality and customer service going forward.

SAX also added that their passengers will be immediately able to book flights on www.flyexpress.aero for their travels once operations resume on Thursday.

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