SA airline sector plays waiting game

Carriers ‘burn cash’ in hope tourists, business clients will return

04 April 2021 - 00:07 By NICK WILSON

SA's airline industry has limped into a holding pattern, desperately waiting for international tourists and corporate customers to return to the skies as the domestic leisure market alone is not enough to sustain a full recovery.

Making matters worse is that a potential third wave of Covid-19 infections is still a possibility, threatening further setbacks for an industry that, in the words of one CEO, is already facing a "bloodbath" in the domestic market...

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