The Science Of ...

Fixing SAA won’t be easy. Senior pilot Captain John Harty thinks he knows how...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association, about the science of fixing South African Airways, from the perspective of a pilot.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Pilots' pay is our number one problem.

Dudu Myeni, SAA Chairperson

We’re a scapegoat for what’s happening at management level.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

Operationally SAA is very good, but unfortunately we’re seeing a failure at the top.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

All of SAA’s 760 pilots are members of our association.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

SAA’s pilots earn between R1 million and R3 million per year. These are good salaries, and it makes us a target.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

Even if all pilots worked for nothing SAA will still lose billions.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

Unless we get a recapitalisation from the government SAA won’t be a success.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

I don’t think SAA must make a profit, but we shouldn’t be such a huge drag on the shareholder.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

Minister Nene will appoint a new board soon. We need skilled, dedicated people on the board with experience in the airline industry.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

I can’t comment on whether Dudu Myeni is a disaster.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

We are passionate about SAA! It’s embarrassing to be a drain on the fiscus.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

Most of all new recruitments are made to assist transformation.

Captain John Harty, Chair of SAA Pilots Association

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