Airline associations ask for financial relief

Airline associations are calling on government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They estimate a more than 50 percent revenue loss putting more than 200,000 jobs at risk. Courtesy  #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The drive to revive the economy is intensifying as lockdown alert Level 3 begins on Monday.

Under the new eased regulations, domestic airline travel will be permitted for business purposes.

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula has said the resumption of domestic flights will be rolled out in three phases.

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Airline associations are calling on the government to provide financial relief to the aviation sector impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They estimate a more than 50 percent revenue loss putting more than 200,000 jobs at risk.

The Manager of OR Tambo International Airport, Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana said the sector is looking for direct aid, waiving of taxes and charges, and deferrals and reductions on other charges such as carbon tax.

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