Econex has been closely involved in many of the competition investigations that have taken place in South Africa’s airline industry. We understand the importance of South Africa having a globally competitive aviation sector, and efficient transport sector.

Our experience in the aviation and transport sectors include:

  • Assisted SAA in the defence of their loyalty agreements with travel agents.
  • Assisted SAA with the competition implications of their joining the Star Alliance.
  • Analysed the impact of frequent flyer programmes for SAA.
  • Advised the National Treasury in the Comair complaint against SAA being awarded a R5.6 billion guarantee, and the extension thereof.
  • Advised the South African Car Transporters Association on the decision of the Department of Transport to withdraw the allocation of abnormal load permits for car carriers.
  • Provided expert advice for 1Time in the complaint against Comair for the exclusive lease of Lanseria airport, with a focus on the efficiency gains of transaction specific investments.
Prof Nicola Theron
Prof Nicola TheronManaging Director
For more information our work in the aviation and transport sector, please contact Prof Nicola Theron