Black People : Santaco: African Air Line

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Santaco Airlines: A new South African airline launched by…a taxi operator

    The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) hopes its new budget carrier will make air travel accessible to some of the poorest commuters.
    Africa | September 26, 2011 - 5:26pm BST | Author: TERMINAL U staff

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    Commenting on how the new budget airline will improve life for black South Africans, Santaco secretary-general Philip Taaibosch said: “We are taking the black community which has been suffering for many years to the promised land.”
    For more than half of South Africa’s population, catching a minibus taxi is the only affordable way to travel – and it often means putting their lives in the hands of drivers in poorly maintained vehicles that are often targeted by criminals.

    But in an unlikely move, the country’s taxi operator – South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) – has expanded into the airline business, launching a budget carrier aimed at making air travel accessible to some of the poorest commuters.
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    Erratic driving, battered minibuses and violence have given South Africa's minibus taxi industry a bad reputation. Source: Reuters/Mike Hutchin

    Santaco Airlines is the country’s first fully black-owned airline that will offer a door-to-door service for the black South Africans who make up the biggest proportion of commuters using minibus taxis.....http://www.terminalu.com/travel-new...an-airline-launched-by-a-taxi-operator/16506/
     
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    Sister Cherry ... thanks for sharing!

    Great news for them!

    I'm surprised that it's the first fully black-owned airline in the country.

    I just wooda thot they might have had one already.

    Thanks for Sharing!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    This is a model for our continued progress.

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