And the very worst airline in the world is...

2015-01-22 12:18

It is literally ranked right last of all 600 carriers rated by Skytrax.

Africa wants its own air traffic market by 2017

2015-01-22 09:00

A ministerial working group, led by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, to establish a single air transport market in Africa says it is time to end the marginalisation of Africa in the air transport market.

FlySafair: Lower fuel, lower flight prices

2015-01-21 13:20

FlySafair, one of SA's newest low-cost airlines, says it has put measures in place to pass the recent fuel-price reduction saving on to its customers.

SA to get its first all-access Arrivals Lounge

2015-01-20 12:23

OR Tambo International Airport will soon be home to the first arrivals lounge in South Africa, open to all travellers, regardless of airline or travel class.

Air India to cut costs by $226.6m

2015-01-19 18:30

State-owned carrier Air India is attempting to cut annual costs by $226.6m after the government ordered the loss-making airline to improve its finances.

SAA ordered to pull misleading ad

2015-01-16 14:24

The national carrier has been ordered to withdraw a print advertisement because it created unrealistic consumer expectations of seating and flight meals.

China assures Taiwan over new air routes

2015-01-14 12:34

China says Taiwan should not be so suspicious of its intentions after Taipei protested against Beijing's decision to open new domestic air routes over the Taiwan Strait.

AirAsia crash makes case for ejectable black boxes

2015-01-08 10:02

A long-delayed proposal to outfit commercial airliners with ejectable 'black box' recorders may have a better chance of being adopted following the AirAsia crash in the Java Sea.

Divers resume search for missing AirAsia jet; no 'pings' detected yet

2015-01-05 10:11

Indonesian navy divers took advantage of calmer waters on Monday to resume efforts to identify suspected wreckage from a missing Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet with no signal detected yet from the black box recorders.

Co-pilot of missing jet 'dreamed' of flying

2014-12-29 22:28

The sister of Remi Plesel, the French co-pilot of the AirAsia jet that has disappeared with 162 people on board, has paid tribute to an 'excellent' pilot who had dreamed of flying as a boy.

High drama as Virgin Atlantic Boeing makes emergency UK landing

2014-12-29 17:49

A Virgin Atlantic flight en route to Las Vegas has had to make an non-standard landing procedure at Gatwick airport after experiencing technical landing gear issues.

Snow, ice sweep Britain, stranding drivers

2014-12-27 15:49

Snow and icy weather have swept through parts of Britain, stranding drivers and leaving thousands of homes without power.

Etihad gets new A380 kitted out with lux suite

2014-12-19 10:37

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways gets its first A380, outfitted with lux suite, bathroom with shower

KZN official nude beach rule #1: no surprise erections

2014-12-18 10:05

As the rules of SA’s first legal nude beach in KZN are made available, a petition to declare Sandy Bay an official naturist beach has been launched.

India's Spicejet resumes flights

2014-12-17 16:40

Cash-strapped Indian budget carrier Spicejet has resumed flights after a harrowing day for passengers with many scheduled flights cancelled.

SA travellers give low-cost airline competition the thumbs up

2014-12-15 18:45

News24 readers have voted in a poll about the launch of a fourth low-cost carrier in South Africa, and for the most part they believe it will benefit the domestic traveller.

Russia denies near miss in Baltic skies

2014-12-14 17:58

Russia's defence ministry has denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year, a Russian military aircraft nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden.

London airspace closed due to air traffic control failure

2014-12-12 18:03

Airspace over London has been closed due to a computer failure, European air traffic control body Eurocontrol says.

SAA and Etihad expand landmark partnership

2014-12-11 11:26

SAA will operate daily between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from end of March 2015, to double the number of routes in the airlines’ code share agreement.

Bomb alert at Stockholm's Arlanda airport

2014-12-09 18:19

Swedish police have evacuated parts of a terminal building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport after a bomb alert and apprehended a man who appeared mentally unstable.


SAA celebrates 50 Years of direct Mauritius flights

2015-01-22 10:11

South African Airways is celebrating a half-century of direct flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius.

EU privacy watchdogs to review stance

2015-01-21 17:00

Europe's data privacy watchdogs will meet in coming days to discuss revising their earlier opposition to countries sharing airline passenger data.

First round-the-world solar flight to take off

2015-01-20 16:00

A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world, the project's founders say, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

Lufthansa, cabin crew seek mediation

2015-01-19 19:30

Lufthansa and cabin crew have agreed to mediation in their dispute over retirement benefits, the airline and trade union UFO says.

Korean Air chair's daughter denies 'nut rage'

2015-01-19 13:00

The daughter of the chairperson of Korean Air Lines have denied conspiring with executives to force flight attendants to lie about her outburst over the way she was served nuts.

SAA cancels Mauritius flights due to tropical cyclone

2015-01-13 12:11

South African Airways cancelled its flights between Johannesburg and Port Louis in Mauritius, due to adverse weather conditions.

India's newest airline seeks upmarket flyers

2015-01-09 18:40

India's newest airline has made its maiden flight , kick-starting attempts to attract well-heeled passengers in a market dominated by loss-making carriers.

Namibian airspace temporarily left without air traffic control

2015-01-08 14:27

International flights had to navigate Namibian airspace without any help from air traffic controllers earlier this week, following an overtime pay dispute.

Singapore Airlines wins top ACSA award

2015-01-06 11:22

Singapore Airlines has won the top accolade at the Airport Company of South Africa’s annual Feather Awards.

Strike-hit easyJet cancels flights

2014-12-30 22:22

British budget airline easyJet will cancel 30% of its flights in France due to a fresh two-day strike by cabin crew.

AirAsia plane overshoots runway

2014-12-30 15:19

An AirAsia Zest plane with 159 people has skidded off a Philippine runway after landing in windy weather.

Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing

2014-12-29 17:53

UPDATE: A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has carried out a "non-standard landing" at London's Gatwick airport after a fault with its landing gear forced the US-bound plane to turn around.

Twitter lesson from AirAsia boss

2014-12-29 08:40

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes gave an unintentional lesson as he took to Twitter to drive a crisis over a missing aeroplane.

SAA battles festive season baggage backlog

2014-12-19 16:20

SAA says load shedding is not at the heart of luggage woes befalling the airline, as excessive festive season capacity takes its toll on certain routes.

'Unruly' SA woman causes international flight diversion

2014-12-19 07:43

A 30-year-old woman from Sandton, Johannesburg, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting two Air Canada flight attendants on board a flight from London to Toronto.

India's cash-strapped spice jet resumes service

2014-12-17 17:31

Cash-strapped Indian budget carrier Spicejet resumed flights Wednesday evening after a harrowing day for passengers with a bulk of its scheduled flights cancelled.

Festive season passenger traffic spikes at SA's airports

2014-12-15 16:24

Acsa has advised passengers to make use of online check-in and to allow enough time for baggage drop-offs as SA's airports get busier over the holiday period.

Lawmakers to discuss Heathrow's problems

2014-12-14 09:29

British lawmakers are to meet to discuss the computer glitch that affected thousands of passengers arriving and departing from Heathrow.

SA’s newest low-cost airline set to take off in 2015

2014-12-12 14:17

South Africa’s newest low-cost airline, Skywise, is officially launching on Saturday 13 December, announcing its maiden flight.

SAA assembles new ‘war cabinet’ to solve crisis

2014-12-10 06:19

SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout has announced a 90-Day Action Plan - a reality-check timeline for the airline that aims to shave off in excess of R1.3bn of its annual debt.

Passenger jet in near-miss with drone at Heathrow

2014-12-08 09:22

A passenger jet was involved in a near-miss with a drone at London Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports.

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