Cape Town - A merger of SAA with Mango and SA Express is still on the cards, with Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu saying the cabinet was discussing it.
The issue was first raised a few years ago after it emerged that SAA was losing billions of rands and a merger was suggested to make the three airlines financially sustainable.
The national carrier has in the past few years relied on billions in government bailouts.
Mthembu said this week the issue of a merger of the airlines was before the cabinet.
“Cabinet is looking at various options. The cabinet did reflect on suggestions, but at the moment it’s work in progress.