SAA to cancel flights to KZN - Economic Development MEC alarmed

SAA to cancel flights to KZN - Economic Development MEC alarmed

- KZN's Economic Development MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube is deeply concerned about the cancellation of SAA flights to the province

- She feels doing this will affect the province in many negative ways

- Dube-Ncube says KZN is the gateway to Africa and cancelling flights will be a bad decision

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The South African Airways want to cancel flights to KZN from the rest of the country and this doesn't sit well with the province's Economic Development MEC

Nomusa Dube-Ncube says this move will severely affect the province's economy, reported IOL News.

"We are very anxious, and we believe that the decision, if taken, will have a devastating impact on our province."

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She added that KZN is the gateway to Africa and that people visit the province on their travels. This, of course, boosts the economy.

Plans were revealed earlier in February to cancel domestic flight routes to East London, Durban and Port Elizabeth. This is in the hopes of saving money.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni wants to pull the plug on embattled SAA.

Financial difficulties have seen the state-owned entity at the centre of controversy in recent times.

Mboweni seems to feel this is the end of the road for the struggling airline.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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