Skywise hopes to be up and running by next week

The airline is discussing refinancing options after it was ground by Acsa over outstanding payments.

Picture: Skywise Facebook page.

CAPE TOWN - Skywise is currently discussing various options to refinance the airline.

The low-cost carrier's CEO can't say exactly when operations will resume, but he is hopeful there will be a positive development next week.

The airline was grounded last Wednesday due to unpaid airport charges to Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).

Skywise CEO Johan Borstlap, "I am hopeful that we are going to do something next week, I just can't give you an actual date. All the people that we are talking to are aware that we need to get back into the sky; tentatively we are planning for next week."

The airliner has made several calls for assistance.

A week ago, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said government would not get involved in trying to save the troubled airliner.