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Name: SKYWISE
7JetSet7 Code: SYS
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: JOHANNESBURG
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Employees 77
Web: skywise.co.za
Email: info@skywise.co.za
Telephone: +27 117 84 3983
Fax:
Sita:
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Formed in 2012 and started operations in 2015. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.

Address:
Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa

SOUTH AFRICA (REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1910. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE: AFRIKAANS, & ENGLISH. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 1.12 MILLION SQ KM. THE POPULATION IS 44 MILLION. THE CAPITAL CITY IS PRETORIA.

March 2015: SkyWise ((IATA) Code: S8, based at Johannesburg O R Tambo airport) (SYS) the South African carrier that was founded in 2012 before suffering from numerous licencing issues, finally commenced scheduled operations on Friday, March 5, with flights between Johannesburg O R Tambo (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT). Even though this route is extensively competed, with flights offered by South African Airways (SAA) (126 times weekly), Comair (CML) (122), Mango Airlines (MGO) (43) and FlySafair (SFA) (26), Skywise (SYS) will operate twice-daily flights using its 737-300s.

Service is on board a 737-383 (24059, ZS-SPU), leased from Star Air (BRH) (South Africa) ((ICAO) code: BRH, based at Johannesburg O R Tambo Airport).

Flights from Durban King Shaka to Johannesburg and Cape Town are expected to debut in the next three months.

Founded by former 1time airline (1TA) executives, Rodney James, Glenn Orsmond, Michael Kaminski, Johan Borstlap and Wayne Duvenage, SkyWise (SYS) was last year acquired by (PAK) Africa Aviation, the Dubai/Pakistan-backed firm which also holds a 62% stake in Global Aviation Operations subsidiary, Global Airways (GLG).

December 2015: SkyWise (SYS) has suspended operations indefinitely after it was unable to reach a compromise with the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) over the payment of outstanding debts. (ACSA) has twice banned SkyWise (SYS) from using any of its airports ((first in October then earlier this month) after (SYS), the budget carrier failed to settle fee arrears on time.

Since then, (SYS) has struggled to resume active commercial operations, even going so far as to offer 1,500 company shares valued at ZAR100 000/USD6,961 each to interested parties in a bid to raise ZAR150 million/USD10.07 million.

Launched in March this year, SkyWise (SYS) operated multiple daily return shuttles between Johannesburg O R Tambo and Cape Town using 737-500 airplanes.

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January 2016:

1 737-383 (CFM56-3B) (1517-24059, /88 G-STRA), EX-(KG) LSG (KGL) LSD 2004-12. EX-(ZS-SPU), EX-(VLV)/(ASW). STAR AIR (BRH) LSD 2015-03. 148Y.

2 737-500 (CFM56-3C1).

Management:
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RODNEY JAMES, CO-FOUNDER, EX-(CEO) 1 TIME AIRLINE (1TA) (2012-02), EXECUTIVE.

GLENN ORSMOND, CO-FOUNDER, EX-1 TIME AIRLINE (1TA) EXECUTIVE.

MICHAEL KAMINSKI, CO-FOUNDER, EX-1 TIME AIRLINE (1TA) EXECUTIVE.

JOHANN BORSTLAP, CO-FOUNDER, EX-1 TIME AIRLINE (1TA) EXECUTIVE.

WAYNE DUVENAGE, CO-FOUNDER, EX-1 TIME AIRLINE (1TA) EXECUTIVE.

 
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