South African Airways - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

 Published On: May, 2011 |    No of Pages: 18 |  Published By: GlobalData | Format: PDF
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South African Airways (SAA) is the national airline of Republic of South Africa. It is also the largest airline in South Africa. The company offers the biggest route network in Africa and flies to both regional and international destinations. SAA flies to 35 international destinations in 26 countries in Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia. It manages a fleet of about 51 jets, consisting of both Airbus and Boeing models. Its affiliates offer additional support like: South African Express provides regional service and SA Airlink, operates as a feeder carrier. Airlink serves 5 cities in South Africa. It also offers transportation services for goods, international courier and ground handling services. SAA is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

GlobalData’s South African Airways provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on the company’s key employees, key competitors and major products and services. This up-to-the-minute company report will help you to formulate strategies to drive your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.


- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – GlobalData’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
South African Airways - Key Facts 4
South African Airways - Key Employees 5
South African Airways - Key Employee Biographies 6
South African Airways - Major Products and Services 7
South African Airways - History 8
South African Airways - Company Statement 10
South African Airways - Locations And Subsidiaries 12
Head Office 12
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 12
Section 2 – Company Analysis 13
South African Airways - Business Description 13
South African Airways - SWOT Analysis 14
SWOT Analysis - Overview 14
South African Airways - Strengths 14
Strength - Strong Operational Base 14
Strength - Awards & Recognitions 14
Strength - Strategic Agreements 14
South African Airways - Weaknesses 14
Weakness - Adverse Weather Conditions 14
South African Airways - Opportunities 15
Opportunity - New Services 15
Opportunity - Positive Outlook in Aviation Industry 15
Opportunity - OpenSkies Policy 15
South African Airways - Threats 15
Threat - Fluctuating Fuel Prices 15
Threat - Highly Competitive Market 16
South African Airways - Key Competitors 17
Section 3 – Appendix 18
Methodology 18
About GlobalData 18
Contact Us 18
Disclaimer 18

List of Tables

South African Airways, Key Facts 4
South African Airways, Key Employees 5
South African Airways, Key Employee Biographies 6
South African Airways, Major Products and Services 7
South African Airways, History 8
South African Airways, Subsidiaries 12
South African Airways, Key Competitors 17

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