South African Express (XZ, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has resumed commercial flight operations following a three-month hiatus.

As of August 23, the state-owned carrier has been offering regular flights from its Johannesburg O.R. Tambo hub to Bloemfontein locally and to each of Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Gaborone (Botswana) regionally.

Operations are currently on-board two Dash 8-400s and a single CRJ-700 though both its network coverage and fleet are expected to gradually pick up over the coming weeks.

South African Express had earlier secured the reinstatement of both its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) licenses by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).