Skywise needs your ‘support and faith to weather any storm’

11 November 2015 - 12:43 By TMG Digital Reporters

A new permanent sales office opening at Park Station on Wednesday is proof‚ Skywise said‚ the budget airline “is here for the long haul”. New fears for the airline’s future emerged after a flight was cancelled on Monday‚ but Skywise co-chair Tabassum Qadir moved quickly to dispel this: “Nothing has changed‚ we are operating the same flight schedule as updated on October 20.”On that date‚ the airline reduced the number of its daily flights flights from eight to six when its flights where grounded over a payment dispute with the Airports Company South Africa and Air Traffic and Navigation Systems.Monday’s cancellation stemmed from a “technical issue with an aircraft that led to a dispute with one of our lessors”‚ Qadir said.Skywise was set to double its “fleet of one Boeing 737” and this will be introduced on December 1.“Our sales are positive. We are running a successful promotion which is having a positive impact on our load factors‚” Qadir said.She said the new Park Station sales office “is a positive step which enables Skywise to continue to grow the previously unflown market”.“Getting people who travel by road from Park Station to Cape Town aims to expose this particular market to the airline's affordable air fares in the long term‚” she explained.“Skywise is here for the long haul‚ and we’re confident that it can be achieved if we get the get the continued support and your faith in the airline and that you continue to work with us to make Skywise a stronger healthier airline that is able to weather any storm that may arise in the decades to come.”

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