South African Express
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|Founded||24 April 1994|
|Hubs||OR Tambo International Airport
Cape Town International Airport
King Shaka International Airport
|Parent company||Government of South Africa|
|Headquarters||OR Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa
South African Express Airways is an airline based in South Africa. Although the airline is operationally independent of South African Airways, its flights are incorporated within the strategic alliance with Airlink and South African Airways. South African Express started operations on 24 April 1994. The airline has its head office on the fourth floor of the West Wing of the Pier Development on the grounds of OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
South African Express has been loss-making over recent years; figures that had been made available were disputed, and the previously-published accounts were withdrawn in November 2011 after accounting errors were discovered that dated back several years. Available figures (for years ending 31 March) are:
|Net Profits/Losses after tax (Rm)||*||−186.9|
|Number of employees (at year end)||839||n/a|
|Number of passengers (m)||1.5|
|Passenger load factor (%)||67|
|Number of aircraft (at year end)||n/a|
Profitability figures for 2008–09 are not shown above(*), as they are believed to have been restated since the publication of the Annual Report. Revised figures for 2010–11 are from press reports in April 2013; audited figures for 2012–13 were expected in August 2013.
- Bloemfontein – Bloemfontein Airport
- Cape Town – Cape Town International Airport Hub
- Durban – King Shaka International Airport Regional Hub
- East London – East London Airport Focus city
- George – George Airport
- Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
- Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport Hub
- Kimberley – Kimberley Airport
- Nelspruit – Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport 
- Pietermaritzburg – Pietermaritzburg Airport 
- Port Elizabeth – Port Elizabeth Airport Focus city
- Richards Bay – Richards Bay Airport
As of November 2013, the South African Express fleet consists of the following aircraft:
|Bombardier CRJ 700||
||leased from Horizon Air|
|Bombardier Dash 8-Q400||
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