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A body blow for SA airline industry

Level 4 restrictions stall recovery just as things were taking off

04 July 2021 - 00:09 By NICK WILSON

SA’s Covid-ravaged airlines, which have been struggling to see daylight for the past 15 months, have been left reeling by the latest level 4 lockdown imposed by the government.

The restrictions, which bar leisure travel to and from Gauteng, SA’s economic hub and the province with the most Covid-19 infections, are expected to further delay a recovery for an industry which has been one of the worst affected by the pandemic...

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