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SunAir

SunAir Holdings was registered in 2005 in South Africa as the Holding Company of a (never launched) airline, which planned to operate out of and be based in Cape Town. The last word we have heard of it is that it was subject to a provisional liquidation application, brought by a former corporate lawyer owed over R600,000.

SunAir's planned routes

SunAir planned to operate flights between Cape Town and London.

SunAir's planned launch date

Originally, SunAir planned to commence flights between Cape Town and London by November 2006; take-off date was then revised to July-2007.

SunAir's financing

According to a newsletter sent out by SunAir, Andre Shaban (CEO) said the company had "concluded an agreement with an organisation who has bought equity in SunAir Holdings Limited in excess of R1.5bn." (controversially, the investing organisation was not identified).

SunAir's website

SunAir's website was www.sunairholdings.com

Why call it SunAir

"Sun Air" is the name of an old South African domestic airline which was liquidated (stopped operating in 2004). SunAir Holdings limited acquired the previous airline's trademarks and logos. They cite the reasons for the previous airline's failure as being:

- wrong business model

- competition from low-cost airlines

- the wrong destinations


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