National carrier slapped with R104.6 million fine

The Johannesburg High Court has ordered South African Airways to pay Nationwide Airlines damages of R104.6 million, with interest.

After an investigation by the Competition Tribunal, SAA’s misconduct was in contravention of the Competition Act. The tribunal found that the airline used its dominance and incentive agreements with travel agents to divert potential passengers to SAA flights at the expense of its rivals.