Executives of cash-strapped South African Airways told ATWOnline in Johannesburg that the carrier is laying plans to be a healthy global competitor while preparing for full membership in the Star Alliance, expected in April 2006. Among issues to be sorted out before then is the fate of its codeshare relationship with SkyTeam member Delta Air Lines on flights to Atlanta and beyond. A bigger issue is SAA's current financial situation. Last January the airline, which employs 11,000, offered ...

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