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SA aviation must unify to grow tourism - Skywise

Jun 03 2015 16:21

Johannesburg - Healthy competition in the South African airline industry should not be at the expense of unity, growth and progress, Skywise Airlines’ co-chairs Javed Malik and Tabassum Qadir cautioned on Wednesday.

They pointed out that competition brings more choices, more choices bring more revenue and also enhance better service for consumers.

"The South African airline sector needs one economic purpose, which is maintaining stability. Its growth is achieved when respective players work together, which will in turn attract investment in tourism," they said.   

Unity and improved communication is urgently needed in South Africa's domestic airline sector in order to grow the tourism industry over the short and long term, said Malik and Qadir.

They have observed that executive management in the local airline sector tends to shy away from regular interaction with each other.

In the view of Malik and Qadir airline management was generally not willing to share information, despite the potential this had to enable the industry "to move forward in the right direction with more speed and accuracy".

"Unity and improved communication in the airline industry brings general progress. It means that when one airline faces flight challenges, it should be able to take their passengers to a competing airline without any problems. One airline’s success is a success for the South African airline industry," they said.

"Skywise is always ready to work with any competitor. Our door is open for dialogue and suggestions."

READ: Skywise increases fleet

industrial  |  airlines  |  travel and leissure  |  aviation


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