New budget airline set to launch

2013-01-14 08:49

New budget airline, SkyWise looks set to launch by its target date, March 1. This comes after objection by those who questioned the intentions of its founders, ex-1time bosses, Rodney James, Glenn Orsmond and Michael Kaminski. 

Tourism Update reports that DoT deputy director: licensing and permits, Andries Ntjane, has confirmed that SkyWise has submitted all the documentation required to obtain its air service license. The Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) will meet again on January 16 to make a final decision regarding the application.

James says it is unfortunate that SkyWise didn't get its license before Christmas but acknowledges that it was a tall order to expect it to be issued during the holiday season. 

In response to the objections by critics, including ex-1time employees, Ntjane says the ASLC is managed in terms of the Air Services Licensing Act and not the Companies Act (which looks at the previous business endeavours of those running a company).

 
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