South African Airways said it will lay off 1,000 employees, or approximately 9% of its workforce, next year in a cost-cutting measure, according to widespread South African press reports citing a statement from CEO Khaya Ngqula, who said the airline is enjoying increased traffic and revenue but cannot hold down its expenses. SAA's profit for the fiscal year ended March 31 plunged 90% year-over-year (ATWOnline, July 7). Separately, SAA announced that it will start serving Chicago in May. ...

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