CEO Blog

15 September 2021

Written by Ravindra Bhagwanani on . Posted in Archives

Not many would have bet on the survival of Star Alliance member South African – but this is what has happened at least until here, quite surprisingly. And with South African’s recent resumption of flights, its Voyager program has reopened redemptions, which were suspended for well over a year. While the airline and the program celebrate this as a big victory and achievement (what world are we in??!), they seem to have completely forgotten that South African is factually still a member of Star Alliance: Redemption is now only allowed on the handful of domestic and regional flights the airline operates, but not on any partner airline. Will this ever be the case before Covid 22 will kill the airline for good? That’s another bet you may not want to place your fortune on.