Safair is a South African airline based at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. The carrier, which was established in 1969, is the operator of one of the world's largest fleet of civil Lockheed L-100 Hercules cargo aircraft. In addition, Safair provides aircraft chartering, leasing and sales, contract operations and leasing services, flight crew leasing and training, aircraft maintenance and modification, aviation safety and medical training and operations support. The company's low cost carrier subsidiary; FlySafair commenced operations on 15-Oct-2014.
In Nov-2017, Airlink Group and Safair announced their intention to submit an application South Africa's Competition Commission on 28-Nov-2017 for approval to "unite under the common umbrella of the Airlink group" through the acquisition of Safair by Airlink. Safair shareholder ASL Aviation Holdings will become a minority shareholder in Airlink Group. SA Airlink, FlySafair and Safair's other businesses will continue to operate separately under their own brands.
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