South African Airways (SAA) expects to report its third straight consecutive year of profit, achieving an unusual level of stability for a flag carrier that was in a near constant state of restructuring for most of the last decade. SAA is now starting to resume expansion, focusing primarily on growing its intra-African operation and offering new east-west connections. However, questions linger over the carrier’s ability to take on the rising Middle Eastern carriers as they continue their expansion into Africa.
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