South African Airways will launch a low-cost carrier by year end, President and CEO Khaya Ngqula revealed during a ceremony in Johannesburg Monday that saw SAA become a full Star Alliance member (ATWOnline, April 11). "There is a clear demand for low-cost travel in the country," Ngqula said, noting that LCCs represent 20%-25% of the market. "The market for domestic travel has increased by 50% over the past five years [since the first LCC,, commenced operations], and we have only ...

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