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Skywise CEO determined to find capital injection after flights grounded by Acsa

Skywise has suspended all its flights because of a pay dispute with the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), leaving passengers stranded.

The flight cancellations come after the low-cost airline was grounded due to money troubles with Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) in October.

Skywise co-chairperson and CEO, Tabassum Qadir said that flights were halted despite an arrangement reached to pay arrears over a period of six months and to operate on a pay-as-you-fly system, avoiding debt accumulation.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

"We told them that we will not accumulate the debt and asked for at least 48 hours. The airline will fly again and I will knock on doors until somebody listens to my story.

Tabassum Qadir, Skywise co-chairperson and CEO

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