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South African Airways May Sell Heathrow Slots to Raise Cash

  • National carrier is cutting routes, fighting to stay afloat
  • Record paid for Heathrow slot was $75 million by Oman Air
A South African Airways aircraft, center, sits at a passenger terminal building at London Heathrow Airport.

A South African Airways aircraft, center, sits at a passenger terminal building at London Heathrow Airport.

Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

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South African Airways may sell its two prized nighttime operating slots at London’s Heathrow Airport as the state-owned carrier battles to stave off financial collapse, according to people familiar with the situation.