South African Airways (SAA) has resumed operations after a one-year break. SAA has reopened for commercial flights after its bankruptcy exit in March 2020. South African Airways (SAA) passengers departing from Johannesburg to Cape Town on Thursday were welcomed with cultural dance and songs. In June, the government decided to sell a 51 percent share to a group of investors known as the Takatso Consortium, paving the door for a potential $200 million investment.
The airline will begin operations in Johannesburg with flights to Cape Town, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka, and Maputo.
SAA has not operated a commercial flight since March 2020 and discontinued all cargo and repatriation flights in September.
SAA eventually left the administration in April 2021, after the South African government agreed to sell its controlling share to Takatso Consortium in June.