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With reference to the decision by SAA to cancel its CT-London route, what was the average passenger occupation rate, expressed as a percentage, of seats filled for each flight between CT and London in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11

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With reference to the decision by SAA to cancel its CT-London route, what was the average passenger occupation rate, expressed as a percentage, of seats filled for each flight between CT and London in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11
27/07/2012

Question for written reply

Question no.: 1825

Date of publication: 27 July 2012

1825. Mrs N W A Michael (DA) to ask the Minister of Public Enterprises:
(1) With reference to the decision by South African Airways (SAA) to cancel its Cape Town-London route, what was the average passenger occupation rate, expressed as a percentage, of seats filled for each flight between Cape Town and London in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11 financial years;
(2) What was the average passenger occupation rate, expressed as a percentage, of seats filled for each flight between Johannesburg and London in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11 financial years;
(3) (a) To what other intercontinental destinations does SAA offer flights from the Cape Town International Airport, (b) what was the average passenger occupation rate, expressed as a percentage, of seats filled for each flight between Cape Town and the specified destinations in the (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11 financial years and (c) which intercontinental destinations also have a route between Johannesburg and the specified destinations;
(4) For each route between Johannesburg and intercontinental destinations, expressed as a percentage of seats filled for each flight, what was the average passenger occupation rate per flight in the (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11 financial years?
 
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SAA's response:


(1)The average passenger occupation rate, expressed as a percentage, of seats filled for each flight between Cape Town and London:

Year

Percentage

(a) 2008-09

81%

(b) 2009-10

83%

(c) 2011-12

76%



It is important to note that the performance of a route does not depend only on load factors.

(2) SAA still operates this route (Johannesburg to London) and this information is confidential in order to protect SAA’s competitive interests.

(3) (a) At present SAA does not offer flights from Cape Town International Airport to other inter-continental destinations. SAA flew from Cape Town to Frankfurt from the beginning of the period under question (1 April 2008) until October 2008.

(b) The average passenger occupation rate, expressed as a percentage, of seats filled for each flight between Cape Town and Frankfurt in:


Year

Percentage

(3) (b) (i) 2008-09

71%

(3  (b) (ii) 2009-10

none

(3) (b)(iii) 2011-12

none

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