South African Airways finalizes fleet and restarts plans – CEO

SAA welcomes A320s again, unions challenge Mango court ruling

13.08.2021 – 03:28 UTC

South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg OR Tambo) once again welcomed two of its A320-200s that arrived at Johannesburg OR Tambo on August 12, 2021, after being in storage and undergoing C-Check maintenance at Abu Dhabi Int’l during the the time of the carrier in business rescue.

ZS-SZI (msn 6439) and ZS-SZJ (msn 6478) departed Abu Dhabi on August 12 and operated via Dar es Salaam to arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon, according to data from Flightradar24 ADS-B. They are both leased from Goshawk through Letaba Aviation Leasing Ltd. Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs). to the history of ch-aviation fleets module.

“This is another important step towards full operational readiness. The image of two SAA planes landing and taxiing to their aprons is a tangible manifestation of the hard work of airline staff, ”commented Acting Managing Director Thomas Kgokolo.

The plane would suffer …

SA court places Mango in immediate bankruptcy

10.08.2021 – 20:47 UTC

South African High Court in Johannesburg has issued an urgent order placing low-cost airline Mango Airlines (JE, Johannesburg OR Tambo) in corporate bailout (a local form of bankruptcy protection) effective July 28, 2021 .

The order issued electronically on August 10, 2021 by Judge Michael Antonie followed a request by the Mango Pilots Association, the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (NUMSA) – heard in a virtual court proceeding on August 6 – to put the cash-strapped airline into corporate bailout. Labor’s demand was challenged by Mango, whose board wanted to appoint its own director in the process to bail out the company, and by the South African Corporations and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).

As previously reported, the unions argued that Mango’s board resolution on April 16, 2021, to place the airline in corporate bailout was invalid because South Africa‘s companies law states that a resolution of the board of directors to file for bankruptcy must be filed within five days with CPIC to take effect ….

Court reserves judgment on Mango bankruptcy protection

08.08.2021 – 22:58 UTC

On Friday August 6, 2021, a South African High Court judge reserved judgment in a case in which three unions demanded that the state-owned Mango Airlines (JE, Johannesburg OR Tambo) be placed under the protection of the Act on bankruptcies after months of non-payment.

Following an online hearing in which lawyers for opposing parties presented their arguments, Judge Michael Antonie of the Johannesburg Division of the South African High Court reserved his judgment in order to deliberate on the case but promised to render a detailed judgment no later than Wednesday August 11, 2021..

As previously reported, the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA), the Mango Pilots Association (MPA), and the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (NUMSA) have jointly filed a joint application to place Mango in a corporate rescue (a local form of bankruptcy protection), with the airline defending the claim. It comes after months of frustration among employees who have not been paid, or only partially paid, as Mango awaits the release of ZAR 819 million (USD 57.3 million) in promised public aid. In April 2021, the airline was …

Labor accuses South African government of heavily arming them against Mango

02.08.2021 – 21:59 UTC

The unions have accused the South African government of tough tactics, saying it is withholding bridging funding for Mango Airlines (JE, Johannesburg OR Tambo) unless the unions drop a petition to bankrupt the airline. .

The claim of the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA), the Mango Pilots Association (MPA) and the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (NUMSA) will be heard by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday, August 3. 2021. The unions represent the majority of the 750 Mango employees who have not been paid for at least two months, while the airline expects ZAR 819 million (USD 56 million) in state aid that was to be paid. released to the carrier following the death of a Special Appropriations Act more than a month ago.

In a joint statement, the three unions said the government had bridge funding to pay wages, but wanted unions to withdraw their demand before paying it.

They also affirmed that the representative of the shareholders, the Directorate of Public Enterprises (DPE), …

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