South Africa’s national air carrier has been grounded since March 2020 and has been in an extended business rescue process since December 2019. The airline has not operated flights of its own for more than a year, but has been selling tickets for domestic routes operated by its subsidiary Mango Airlines.
In February, SAA announced on its website, the further suspension of flights. The airline stated that domestic flights would be suspended until 30 April while international flights remain suspended until 30 October.
The airline however has relaunched its website on which it advertises flights to various destinations across the world — selling tickets for both domestic and international flights.
SAA is essentially now selling flights for other airlines. The flights offered on SAA’s website are operated not by South African Airways itself. Domestic flights are provided by Mango Airlines, and international flights are operated by Lufthansa Airlines.
An airline is a company that usually operates flights with its own aircraft, operating under its own name. Travel agents sell tickets and services for various external companies…