Level Playing Field

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.