SAA creditors convene urgent meeting

File: SAA planes seen at the OR Tambo International Airport. AFP/Michele Spatari 

JOHANNESBURG - Creditors of South Africa Airways will convene an urgent meeting on Friday.

Thursday marked the final day for the airline to have survived without the funding needed from the government to reboot the company.

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Over 3,000 of 5,000 SAA employees have accepted retrenchment packages.

They have, however, been left in the lurch with no cash to make the payouts.

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The airline's business rescue practitioners say the creditors' meeting will convene on Friday as funding for the airline's restructuring has not been received as anticipated.

In terms of the SAA rescue plan, the airline needs at least R10-billion in short, medium and long-term funding for it to take to the skies again.


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