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Turbulent start for Santaco Airlines

Santaco CEO Nonkululeko Buthelezi said there have been hiccups, like the demise of Velvet Sky.

Airline passengers. Picture: EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) on Monday said its proposed low-cost airline was not merely a pie in the sky.

In 2011, the council announced plans to launch Santaco Airlines and held a successful maiden flight.

The airline would have been South Africa's first black-owned airline to provide traditional taxi commuters with a quick and low-cost alternative for long-distance travelling.

But the airlines remains grounded, despite a commitment that it would carry passengers over the 2011 Christmas holidays.

Santaco CEO Nonkululeko Buthelezi said there have been hiccups, like the demise of Velvet Sky earlier in 2012. 

“The Velvet Sky situation did not really assist us because it raised a lot of suspicion with investors.”

Buthelezi said they hope the airline will take to the sky in July 2013.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)

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