Plans are underway to launch a new budget airline in South Africa. Standby Travel is the brainchild of Danie Coetzee, who has asked parliament for funds to start the new public airline. The airline, which would be aimed at low-income earners, would be based on a “virtual” business model where customers would book for flights, but would only be informed if their booking had been successful 48 hours before the flight. Customers would be allocated seats on existing airlines such as Mango or Kulula, and any remaining seats would then be available to Standby. However, the airline could also be

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