South African budget carrier 1Time is cutting 2 planes from its fleet and warns of route and job cuts to follow.
Blacky Komani, 1Time-CEO, says the numbers of staff cuts have not been finalised.
“We’re working with the unions to see what we can do. No-one wants staff cuts but we’re working with 8 planes instead of 10.”
1Time aircraft are among the oldest in commercial service in South Africa and known as fuel guzzlers of note. With record oil prices, the airline is taking strain with the old aircraft.
Some of the routes 1Time has cut include all routes to and from Lanseria and flights to Mombasa have also been suspended.
1Time operates a fleet of MD-80 aircraft.