SAA slams DA allegations against CEO

2015-01-27 15:14

There is no basis to suggest any misrepresentation of qualifications by acting SAA CEO Nico Bezuidenhout or the SAA board, spokesperson Tlali Tlali has told Fin24.

SAA leads sky-commerce aircraft tracking

2015-01-26 16:29

South African Airways this week has become the first airline globally to install the Satellite Authorisation Systems.

We have proof SAA boss lied - DA

2015-01-26 13:17

The DA claims it has "confidential documents" showing acting SAA boss Nico Bezuidenhout lied about his qualifications.

Ryanair may return to bond market

2015-01-22 10:45

Ryanair could return to the bond market in the next 12 to 18 months after its debut bond in June was well received.

Airline share prices up in November

2015-01-15 17:36

Worldwide airline share prices rose 14% in November, supported by continued decline in the price of crude oil and jet fuel, according to Iata.

Cyprus Airways name, logo up for sale

2015-01-15 10:45

Cyprus says it wants to sell off the name and logo of Cyprus Airways with the aim of finding an investor to create jobs for some of the airline's 550 axed staff.

Indonesia cracks down on cheap fares

2015-01-08 16:07

Indonesia's transport ministry has cracked down on the sale of cheap tickets for domestic flights to ensure airlines do not cut corners on safety.

AirAsia's insurers see 'no problems' with claims

2015-01-06 12:30

Insurers have begun processing claims in the crash of an Indonesia AirAsia aircraft last month and hope to identify the beneficiaries by the end of January.

NetJets caught in China headwinds

2014-12-23 11:00

Investor Warren Buffett's NetJets has been caught by surprise by headwinds in China amid Beijing's austerity drive and a slowing economy.

Skymark shares dive as Airbus lawsuit looms

2014-12-22 15:15

Shares in Japan's Skymark Airlines have slumped after it said Airbus is moving closer to filing a lawsuit over a failed $2.2bn jet order.

UK to compensate airlines for travel chaos

2014-12-18 18:00

Airlines will get a rebate on their fees to UK's national air traffic service to compensate them for a computer failure that disrupted hundreds of flights.

India's newest airline gets permit to fly

2014-12-16 17:00

India's newest airline Vistara, jointly owned by Singapore Airlines and the Tata conglomerate, will soon make an announcement on sales, routes and schedules.

Korean Air exec apologises after nuts incident

2014-12-12 10:31

The former Korean Air Lines executive who delayed a flight because she was unhappy with the way she was served macadamia nuts has apologised.

Call for UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

2014-12-11 10:28

Airlines body Iata wants the UN to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry like it does chemical weapons following the shooting down of an airliner over Ukraine.

Approval of key actions by Lufthansa

2014-12-08 17:52

Lufthansa's supervisory board has approved certain key focuses and actions for the group.

Air France pilots OK budget airline plans

2014-12-04 09:15

Air France pilots have backed the expansion of the airline's low-cost subsidiary despite staging their longest strike over the development of Transavia.

Lufthansa pilots to strike again on long-haul

2014-12-03 09:00

Pilots at Lufthansa says they will strike again on long-haul and cargo flights, after a two-day stoppage stranded thousands of travellers.

More SAA flights into Africa

2014-12-02 12:00

SA Airways has increased the number of flights on some of its key African routes, says the airline.

Malaysian arlines losses deepen

2014-11-28 19:16

Malaysia Airlines has posted a loss of $169.46m in the third quarter, dragged down by the impact of two tragedies that hit the national carrier earlier this year.

Bezuidenhout did not lie on his CV - Mango

2014-11-25 07:00

Acting SA Airways Nico Bezuidenhout at no time misrepresented his qualifications to the Mango Airlines board, the airline says.

Kuwait Airways to buy 10 Boeing 777s

2014-11-20 18:05

State-owned Kuwait Airways says it has agreed to buy 10 Boeing 777-300ERs, with delivery to begin in two years.

Airbus deepens carmaker thinking

2014-11-19 19:03

An industrial drumbeat is picking up in European aircraft factories as Airbus borrows a new range of carmaking strategies to keep pace with record demand.

Easyjet shares down despite profits rise

2014-11-18 18:53

Shares in Easyjet have been down nearly 0.8% despite the airline lifting profits for the year to September.

Jetstar counts the cost of prolonged delay

2014-11-18 10:20

Jetstar has sold six new Airbus A320s and many of its pilots have either quit or been redeployed - all before the budget airline's first commercial flight.

Govt has no plans to ground Emirates

2014-11-17 15:44

There's absolutely no need for passengers to panic as there's no intention to prevent Emirates from flying to SA, says the department of transport.


Qantas, Virgin use lower oil prices

2015-01-27 14:00

Qantas Airways is restructuring its international tariffs to absorb fuel surcharges into base fares, adding that lower oil prices put airlines in a better position.

Aer Lingus considers new bid from BA-owner

2015-01-26 15:00

Aer Lingus is considering a revised takeover approach from International Consolidated Airlines Group after the owner of British Airways made a third bid.

Virgin Australia cuts airfares on oil tumble

2015-01-22 12:30

Virgin Australia plans to cut fuel surcharges from flights to the US and reduce airfares in response to plunging oil prices, putting pressure on rival Qantas.

Airline profit expectations positive

2015-01-19 13:02

An Iata survey indicates that falling input costs and growth in volumes are responsible for better recent airline financial performance and a positive outlook.

Investment deal collapse hits Skymark

2015-01-15 15:42

Shares in Japanese budget airline Skymark have plunged after the collapse of talks on a capital injection deal with a bigger rival collapsed.

SAA cancels flights to Mauritius

2015-01-13 14:11

SA Airways has cancelled its flights between Johannesburg and Port Louis in Mauritius, due to a tropical cyclone, the airline says.

Ryanair wants to expand to Germany

2015-01-07 19:25

Budget airline Ryanair's chief executive says his company wants to take on Lufthansa in Germany and says Lufthansa will fail in low cost business.

Allianz lead reinsurer to AirAsia plane

2014-12-30 09:28

German insurer Allianz says it is the lead reinsurer to the missing AirAsia jet, making it the third major airline accident it has been involved in this year.

Nene meets board to try and stabilise SAA

2014-12-22 17:20

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has met with the SA Airways board after National Treasury took control of the state-owned company.

Dogfight over posh airline food

2014-12-21 21:15

Airlines are pulling out all the stops to cater to their first-class passengers' tastes, as they seek a larger slice of the highly profitable market.

Airbus reshuffle paves way for jet output

2014-12-18 17:00

A management reshuffle at Airbus marks a step towards focusing the company on industrial performance rather than the political interests of key shareholders.

Treasury to take control of SAA

2014-12-11 11:10

National Treasury is to assume control of South African Airways, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

SAA working on 90-day turnaround plan

2014-12-09 15:16

SA Airways has until March to implement a successful turnaround plan to profitability, says the national carrier.

Britain to scrap air travel tax for kids

2014-12-03 18:30

British finance minister George Osborne says he will scrap a tax charged on children flying from the country.

Fastjet gains from low oil prices

2014-12-02 13:50

UK budget airline Fastjet says low oil prices have been delivering a substantial cash benefit that is likely to extend into next year.

German pilots' union calls Lufthansa strike

2014-12-01 10:03

German pilots' union VC is calling a strike at carrier Deutsche Lufthansa after talks over early retirement benefits have broke down.

No secret I had no degree, says SAA boss

2014-11-26 07:20

Acting South African Airways CEO Nico Bezuidenhout says SAA and Mango have always known that he does not have a degree, the SABC has reported.

Air Namibia spreads wings to Middle East

2014-11-24 20:32

Namibia's national carrier Air Namibia is seeking partnerships with Fly Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines to open routes to the Middle East.

Brown: Govt mulling SAA partner

2014-11-20 10:41

Whether government takes on a strategic business partner for embattled SAA remains under discussion, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Qatar Airways takes swipe at European carriers

2014-11-19 15:15

Qatar Airways chief has taken a swipe at legacy carriers which complain of competition from Gulf carriers, accusing them of being "inefficient".

easyJet positioned for more growth

2014-11-18 11:38

British low-cost airline easyJet has shrugged off concerns about an increasingly competitive European travel market.

Russian airlines face deeper losses

2014-11-17 17:45

Russian airlines are facing a drop in passenger numbers because of the Ukraine crisis, prompting some analysts to expect fleet reductions.

No disruption in Emirates flights

2014-11-17 12:50

While Emirates still operates all its services in SA, including a fourth daily flight to Johannesburg, an official has been suspended regarding the matter.

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