South African Express

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Not to be confused with African Express Airways.
South African Express
IATA
XZ
ICAO
EXY
Callsign
EXPRESSWAYS
Founded 24 April 1994
Hubs O.R. Tambo International Airport
Cape Town International Airport
King Shaka International Airport
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Subsidiaries Congo Express
Fleet size 24
Destinations 19
Parent company Government of South Africa
Headquarters O.R. Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa
Website www.flyexpress.aero

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 O.R. Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.[1]

Corporate affairs[edit]

Ownership[edit]

The holding company is South African Airline Holdings (Proprietary) Limited,[2] which is wholly owned by the Government of South Africa.

Business trends[edit]

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over recent years; figures that had been made available were disputed, and the previously published accounts were withdrawn in November 2011 after accounting errors were discovered that dated back several years.[3] Available figures (for years ending 31 March) are:

2009 2010 2011 2012
Turnover (Rm) 1,857 n/a 1,640
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
Notes/sources [2][4] [3]

Profitability figures for 2008–09 are not shown above(*), as they are believed to have been restated since the publication of the Annual Report.[3] Revised figures for 2010–11 are from press reports in April 2013; audited figures for 2012–13 were expected in August 2013.

Destinations[edit]

Map of the South African Express network
SA Express Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 in 2013
 Botswana
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Namibia
 South Africa
 Zambia
 Zimbabwe

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2013, the South African Express fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8]

SA Express Bombardier CRJ200ER in 2011
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier CRJ200ER
10
50
Bombardier CRJ 700
4
70
leased from Horizon Air
Bombardier Dash 8-Q400
10
78
Total 24 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legal." SA Express. Retrieved on 6 February 2011. "Street Address: 4th Floor Offices, West Wing, Pier Development, Johannesburg International Airport"
  2. ^ a b "SA Express 2008–09 Annual Report". SA Express. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "SA Express troubles come to light". BDLive.com. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "SA Express 2008–09 Financial Performance". SA Express. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b http://www.fin24.com/Companies/TravelAndLeisure/SA-Express-takes-on-Airlink-20130927
  6. ^ "SA Express to Start Durban – Lusaka from July 2012". Airline Route. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  7. ^ by JL (12 October 2012). "SA Express to Start Durban – Harare Operation from Nov 2012 | Airline Route – Worldwide Airline Route Updates". Airlineroute.net. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  8. ^ "South African Express Airways Fleet Details and History – Planespotters.net Just Aviation". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 

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