SAA Pilots Association (Saapa) says it hopes the appointment of Philip Saunders as interim CEO of the soon-to-be revitalised national carrier marks an important step within the proper direction for the airline.
On Wednesday, the association welcomed the adoption of a business rescue plan, announced on Tuesday. It said the plan must inaugurate a replacement era of transparency and accountability at the airline.
“We hope the interim appointment of Mr Saunders marks an important step within the proper direction for the airline.
“We hope the interim board to be appointed soon are getting to be made up of diverse and experienced individuals, with business acumen and airline experience, who are determined to put SAA on a path to profitability, prosperity and growth, free from political interference and meddling,” Saapa said.
The association said its primary objectives throughout its engagements during the business rescue proceedings over the last seven months had been many |to avoid wasting”> to save lots of lots of jobs, reduce reliance on the fiscus, and work towards a revitalised airline during how that retained cost flexibility while carrying no risk.