South African flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA) has rated the first half of this year as conducive to air transport business despite a drop in customers’ disposable income.
SAA Sales Executive Wezi Mungoni made the observation on Thursday at the first draw of its 58- 52 promotion currently underway.
Mungoni said despite challenges facing the economy and a drop in the buying power, the airline business has remained competitive in the country within the first five months of the year.
She said customers have continued to fly to various destinations with SAA for instance, which gives hope for better business in the remaining half of the year.
“Business has been very well in the months and we hope that Malawians will continue to fly with us,” said Mungoni.
At the first draw, three SAA customers won return tickets for two each to Johannesburg, Cape Town and any other destination of their choice respectively.
Several other customers also won various SAA branded material including golf shirts.
Mungoni said the promotion is meant to celebrate 58 years of the airliner’s operation in the country and Malawi’s 52 years of independence.
“We felt compelled to give back to our customers and celebrate this legacy with them,” she said.
The promotion which started on April 1 runs through June 2016.