Durban - Flights from Durban to East London and Port Elizabeth are set to resume in the next few weeks as as SA Express announced the reinstatement of its Air Operator’s Certificate.

“We are delighted that the Civil Aviation Authority lifted the suspension of our licence on Thursday. It is our intention to progressively re introduce our flight schedules over the next few weeks,” said acting CEO, Matsietsi Mokholo. 

This will include routes like Richards Bay to Johannesburg, and Durban to Harare and Lusaka.

“We wish to thank the authority, the government and all our partners for their assistance while we were addressing the regulator’s operational requirements. We thank all our valued passengers, as well as our loyal staff, for their understanding,” she said.

“It’s all systems go. Over the next few days we will complete the process to get our additional aircraft added. We are not only coming back stronger but even more energised. We are confident that we will win back our market share and grow our business,” Mokholo said.

The move to reinstate the operator's certificate comes a month after the suspension of the airline’s Aircraft Maintenance Organisation license was also lifted.

The airline is working closely with authority to get the necessary certificates of airworthiness for all its aircraft. Scheduled approvals are done on an aircraft by aircraft basis and at this stage, the authority has completed its review of only two aircraft, Mokholo said.