Acsa appoints fusrt COO

2014-04-07 18:15

Airports Company SA has appointed OR Tambo International's general manager Tebogo Mekgoe as its first chief operating officer.

Jet fuel to be shipped in to avoid supply risk at Cape Town Airport

2014-02-26 10:57

Chevron SA has arranged for several import vessels to bring jet fuel into Cape Town in order to avert a shortage at Cape Town International Airport.

Comair: Video shows legitimate handling of bag

2014-02-10 15:33

Comair, the domestic subsidiary of British Airways' regional flights in South Africa, says alleged baggage tampering activities, captured in a YouTube video are unsubstantiated.

SAA wraps up your cash

2014-02-09 15:16

SAA has charged passengers a hidden cost of between R50 and R100 for a baggage wrapping service even if it isn't used.

Acsa to increase passenger taxes

2014-01-07 09:30

Acsa will be increasing its passenger service charge and airport landing and parking fees from April 1.

Toddlers targeted in OR Tambo confiscation drama

2014-01-02 12:04

A father of two young children feels his family was unfairly treated by airport security in an incident involving toys snakes.

Airspace ready for influx of mourners

2013-12-09 20:49

Additional measures have been put in place to ensure safe air travel after the death of former president Nelson Mandela, the ATNS and Acsa say.

Removal of Zuma ad unconstitutional

2013-10-24 18:15

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that the Acsa and Primedia acted unconstitutionally by censoring an advertising campaign at OR Tambo International Airport.

OR Tambo international back to full capacity

2013-10-14 14:05

Oeprations at OR Tambo International Airport have returned to normal after an attempted cable theft caused flight delays, the Airports Company SA said.

Acsa: Fuelling of aircraft resumes

2013-10-13 20:31

Fuelling of aircraft at OR Tambo International Airport has resumed after an attempted cable theft caused flights to be delayed, the Airports Company SA says.

Heathrow slams low airport tax increases

2013-10-08 10:44

The UK regulator has said no to London Heathrow Airport’s requested hikes in charges, limiting increases to inflation over the next five years.

Selebi sued for R40m by investigator

2013-09-19 09:03

Former police commissioner Jackie Selebi is being sued for over R40m by a private investigator.

Union warns SA airports could grind to a halt

2013-08-25 16:02

Airlines and the Airports Company of South Africa are adamant that sufficient back-up plans are in place to cope with the strike scheduled to start tomorrow.


Madiba day on Robben Island

2013-07-18 16:43

As part of their Mandela day drive, Airports Company South Africa took 67 matric learners from the disadvantaged areas surrounding CT International to Robben Island. We joined them.

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Consternation as hijack alert activated on SAA plane

2013-07-16 06:09

A hijack alarm signal from an SAA plane has caused a stir at OR Tambo International Airport, with police boarding to verify the pilot's identity.

Judgment reserved in lion ad case

2013-05-27 17:51

Judgment has been reserved in global civil action group Avaaz's application to get the Airports Company of SA to reinstate an advertising campaign against the trade in lion bones.

Lion ad not unlawful, court hears

2013-05-27 14:37

Court action seeking to reinstate an advertising campaign to stop the trade in lion bones has started in the South Gauteng High Court.

Heathrow emergency landing causes delays

2013-05-24 11:34

Acsa is unable to confirm at this point if the emergency landing by a British Airways flight at Heathrow would have knock-on effects at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International.

No special airport treatment for Guptas

2013-05-05 16:20

It's been reported that the Gupta family asked for, but were denied, special treatment at OR Tambo International Airport.

Guptas 'security breach' probe continues

2013-05-03 23:36

The Indian High Commission is said to have bypassed the necessary state departments when arranging the Waterkloof landing of a private plane carrying guests of the Gupta Wedding.

Old Durban airport handed over

2012-12-06 14:21

Transnet has taken ownership of the Old Durban International Airport site for the development of a proposed dig-out port which will cost R75bn.

’Tis the season to cut budgets

2012-11-18 21:15

South Africa’s big corporations, and state-owned and affiliated enterprises are removing the bling from Christmas this year by cutting back on their festive season party budgets or doing away with year-end functions entirely.

Airport evicts metro cops over unpaid rent

2012-11-17 11:39

Ekurhuleni metro police have been evicted from their office at OR Tambo International Airport for failure to pay rent, according to a report.

Acsa: No fuel emergency

2012-11-16 10:21

OR Tambo flight operations are normal and the Airports Company SA is finding alternate aviation fuel supplies to replace the contaminated seven million litres of stored fuel.


OR Tambo power outage causes flight delays

2014-03-06 14:54

OR Tambo International Airport has been affected by Eskom's load shedding across the country.

Acsa questioned on luggage conveyor blind spots

2014-02-12 08:30

Airports Company South Africa has responded to the outpouring of complaints received by News24 Travel after a video showing alleged bag tampering at Cape Town international appeared on YouTube.

Comair: Video shows legitimate handling of bag

2014-02-10 15:17

Comair, the domestic subsidiary of British Airways' regional flights in South Africa, says alleged baggage tampering activities, captured in a YouTube video are unsubstantiated.

Passengers flock to OR Tambo

2013-12-19 18:30

An official says passenger numbers are increasing at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Air travel restrictions for Madiba week of mourning

2013-12-09 09:56

Due to the expected increase in passengers arriving and departing from local airports over the coming days, travellers are encouraged to arrive early to ensure smooth travel.

Airports: SA's islands of excellence

2013-10-18 07:41

Instead of slamming Acsa for being expensive, government should be doing what it can to ensure more traffic passes through its airports, says James-Brent Styan.

OR Tambo cable theft causes lengthy delays

2013-10-14 08:50

Flight operations have returned to normal at OR Tambo after attempted cable theft caused flights delays on Sunday.

Cable theft causes OR Tambo flight delays

2013-10-13 15:13

Cable theft has caused a number of flights to be delayed at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, the airport says.

Hajj passengers advised to arrive early

2013-09-20 11:13

Cape Town International Airport expects high passenger numbers during this Hajj travel period and has issued a travel advisory for pilgrims leaving for Mecca.

Acsa: No demos allowed at airports

2013-08-26 12:27

The Airports Company of SA says it will not permit demonstrations on airport premises during a strike by Satawu members at airline SAA's technical department.

SA airport queen spreads her wings

2013-08-18 13:47

Bongiwe Pityi is guiding Brazil’s biggest airport through a massive upgrade ahead of the soccer World Cup next year.

Confusion as hijack alert activated on SAA plane

2013-07-16 06:11

A hijack alarm signal from an SAA plane has caused a stir at OR Tambo International Airport, with police boarding to verify the pilot's identity.

Poo protesters hit Cape Town International

2013-06-25 15:38

Protesters have dumped a bucket load of human waste at the entrance of the drop-and-go entrance of Cape Town International Airport.

Lion ad: Acsa insists balance needed

2013-05-27 16:36

The Airports Company of SA accepts that its decision to remove Avaaz's anti-lion bone trade campaign posters from OR Tambo International Airport affected its freedom of expression, a court has heard.

Fog lifts at Cape Town International

2013-05-24 12:01

Flights are able to now land and take-off at Cape Town International as visibility improves, says Airports Company of South Africa.

Guptas: Taxpayers shortchanged

2013-05-05 22:19

The Gupta's wedding guests sidestepped R70 000 in passenger taxes with the controversial Waterkloof landing, just a fraction of the overall travel costs for the ostentatious event.

Newlyweds attempt low-key exit

2013-05-04 09:32

As government scrambles for answers over who allowed a plane carrying guest of the Gupta family to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base, the newlyweds have left for their honeymoon.

Minister orders Gupta jet removed

2013-05-02 12:00

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has ordered that the Gupta family's chartered jet be removed from Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Man leaves car at airport for a year

2013-01-07 10:08

A businessman owes OR Tambo International Airport about R42 000 for parking his car there for over 12 months, according to a report.

DA: Airports skip yellow fever checks

2012-11-26 21:15

Lanseria and OR Tambo International Airports do not perform yellow fever checks, the DA claims.

Metro cops eviction a 'misunderstanding'

2012-11-17 22:05

The eviction of Ekurhuleni metro police from their office at the OR Tambo International Airport was due to a "misunderstanding", the Ekurhuleni metro municipality says.

We're on top of fuel issues, Acsa says

2012-11-16 17:35

Acsa says that OR Tambo International Airport is still running as normal as efforts continue to remedy the contamination of seven million litres of jet fuel supplied to the Johannesburg airport.

Fuel crisis at OR Tambo

2012-11-15 21:23

The fuel pipeline to the OR Tambo International Airport has been contaminated and rendered unfit for use by airlines, dramatically cutting the airport's stock levels, the Airports Company South Africa says.

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