SA Express Temporarily Suspends Operations

Status Update

SA Express can confirm that the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has approved the airline's Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) to resolve the level 1 and level 2 findings. This was the first phase in addressing the concerns highlighted by the regulator during their audit, which ultimately resulted in the temporary suspension of the airline's AOC and AMO. Furthermore, we can confirm that the SACAA reinstated the airline's AMO on Friday 22 June 2018, and work has already begun on readying the aircraft in order to return to service. The next phase of this process, which commences on 25 June 2018 entails the SACAA conducting a re-certification process on the airline's AOC, including the verification of the airworthiness of aircraft.

The airline's recovery remains top of mind and it is in this vein, that we have established a team, which has been dedicated to the CAPs and their implementation, and a second team that is focused on the recovery of the airline. These endeavors are being led by our newly appointed Board of Directors, the Ministerial Intervention Team and competent, dedicated SA Express employees. SA Express continues to work towards returning to service and enhancing our service offering to best serve our passengers and South Africa by being a financially stable and commercially viable state owned entity.

Issued by Madelain Roscher of PR Worx, 011 896 1818 or

On behalf of Refilwe Masemola, Communications Manager of SA Express

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