Airlink statement on competition tribunal investigation into pricing on johannesburg - mthatha routeDate: 14 Feb 2018
Airlink, the Southern African regional airline, acknowledges the Competition Commission’s decision to refer complaints of pricing and market access on the Johannesburg-Mthatha route, to the South African Competition Tribunal.
“Airlink has, and will continue to, cooperate fully and openly with South Africa’s competition authorities. We deny the allegations and welcome the opportunity to put our case before the Competition Tribunal so that the matter can be put to rest. We are confident our conduct has been and remains, in full compliance with competition rules and the law,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
“In the meantime Airlink remains committed to providing the vital air services linking Mthatha with Johannesburg, which enable and promote trade, travel, tourism, economic growth and development in the Walter Sisulu District of the Eastern Cape Province,” added Foster
Johannesburg-based Airlink is a privately owned, BBBEE Level 4 business and regional feeder airline. It carries more than 1.5 million passengers on 55,000 flights annually to 37 destinations in nine African countries across the region.