Comair Limited has taken legal action in objection to the South African government's ongoing financial support to SAA.
This is not a challenge to stop all funding of SAA, nor a proposal to privatise, nor challenge the shareholding of SAA, nor an attempt to shut down SAA. It is an action to ensure that government will provide funding to SAA only after consultation with all affected stakeholders (as per the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act) and that any funding is in accordance with government's Domestic Aviation Transport Policy.
Our objective is to attain a level playing field in the South African domestic aviation market and to ensure that all airlines face the same risks and the same requirements to operate on sound commercial principles. By receiving government bailouts, SAA avoids this commercial reality and this negatively impacts on all current and potential airline operators.
Comair is the last remaining independent, privately owned domestic scheduled airline operator in South Africa. We have a responsibility to our employees, customers and shareholders to secure a 'Level Playing Field' in which to conduct our business.
Policies and Acts
- Domestic Air Transport Policy 1990
- Air Service Licensing Act 1990
- Addendum to Domestic Air Transport Policy 1991
- Domestic Air Services Regulations 1991
- White Paper on Nat Transport Policy 1996
- Airlift Strategy 2006
- Comair versus Ministers of Finance, Public Enterprises and Others North Gauteng High Court between 5 -14 May 2015 Case number 13034/2013
- Comair Launches High Court Challenge - Media Statement February 2013
- Birds-Eye-View of Domestic Airline Industry since Deregualtion - February 2013
- A quick to reference to Comair High Court Challenge - February 2013