19 January 2012

South Africa: Santaco Airlines to start commercial operations in April 2012

update (08 May 2012): The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) had to postpone the start of its airline again, because the council failed to secure a legally binding agreement with Standby Travel, Cape Town company. In addition, Santaco has yet to reach an agreement with Lanseria International Airport on its use.  

South Africa's latest low-budget airlines, Santaco Airlines, owned by the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco), had to postpone its start of commercial operations to April 2012. At the launch of Santaco Airlines in September 2011, Santaco announced the airline would start commercial operations in November 2011, offering services from Johannesburg to Bisho and Cape Town.
According to Santaco Spokesperson Thabisho Molelekwa, the airline is still awaiting the outcome of the license application.

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