South African Airways spokesman Tlali Tlali has assured that it will not stop flying ti.Malawi as one of the airlines destinations, after reports suggested the airline will dump Blantyre and Lilongwe routes.
Tlailambasted a Media24 publication for being “unprofessional” and lacking “decency and courtesy” following a report that said that SAA would reduce the number of flights in an attempt to become more profitable.
He said the publication did not consult SAA about that story.
“If there are any changes which affect our clients, we will communicate those changes to the public.
“We didn’t put that information in the public domain. This information was acquired through their own sources, but they didn’t have the courtesy to confirm any of the information with us. They [Media24] have put it out to the public and they will have to deal with the consequences thereof.”
Asked whether the information was accurate, he said: “I will not be discussing that now. You will have to ask Media24 that question. The manner in which the story was handled by the publication lacked professionalism, decency and courtesy as they published the article without any consultation with us.”
SAA’s financial woes have made headlines for some time.
It was recently reported that a leaked document revealed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s plan to sell 40% of government shares in Telkom – valued at R14-billion – for another R10-billion SAA bailout.
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