Simon Newton-Smith Interim CCO, South African Airways. Growth through partnerships
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In this episode, we meet Simon Newton-Smith, who joined SAA in August 2021 as Interim CCO. He has a deep and varied background including having previously worked with SAA some 20 years ago.  SAA emerged from business rescue in April 2021 and the airline has entered a turbulent market.  In the podcast, we cover: How Simon would sum up the progress made since exiting business rescue Where the bright spots are and how the route network has been developed What SAA are looking for from potential airports/ destinations that want to attract the airline Clarification around the KQ/SAA strategic partnership SAA's fleet plans.  His thoughts on the recovery of business travel Immediate strategic objectives for 2022 If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with someone that you think would benefit from listening and don’t forget to leave us a review so we can be found by even more people. Find out more about AviaDev at www.aviationdevelop.com/africa 
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