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Skywise to expose excessive red tape in aviation industry

The airline lodged a complaint saying Acsa’s decision to ground its fleet due to unpaid bills is unfair.

Skywise Airline. Picture: Skywise/Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - Embattled budget airline Skywise says it intends to expose excessive red tape in the aviation industry to potential investors and has asked the Competition Commission of South Africa to expedite its case against the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).

Last week, the airline lodged a complaint with the commission, claiming Acsa's decision to ground its fleet due to unpaid bills was unfair.

The carrier's Tabassum Qadir said, "We have to reveal the red tape. We have a responsibility as an airline for the future people who want to come into aviation to tell them what is good and what is bad about this industry. We are trying to do that and people are trying to take us wrong, we are going and fighting, look we had a choice."

Skywise says Acsa's decision to ground the carrier during the busy month of Decembe r was an "abuse of dominance".

The airline says it lost out on more than R50 million in projected revenue.

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