SA Express

Ceased Operations on 14-Sep-2022


Founded in 1994, SA Express was a South African regional carrier based in Johannesburg. The carrier’s services were incorporated within the strategic alliance with Airlink and South African Airways but the carrier operates independently. 

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) suspended its AOC on 25-May-2018. The resumption of services was subject to the reapplication of an AOC and approval by SACAA. South African Airways (SAA) announced an extended schedule as part of "interventions" to sustain the SA Express network, following the suspension of SA Express operations. SA Express resumed operations on 23-Aug-2018.

SA Express was placed under business rescue proceedings in Feb-2020 and suspended operations on 18-Mar-2020. The airline was placed in provisional liquidation on 28-Apr-2020.

South Africa's Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) announced the Gauteng High Court granted a final liquidation order for SA Express on 14-Sep-2022.

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