No proof visa rules slowing child trafficking - Iata

2015-10-09 15:56

SA's new visa rules are having an adverse impact on the tourism industry without proof that they are helping to end child trafficking, says an aviation body.

Air France managers flee as staff storm meeting

2015-10-05 21:00

Air France managers have fled a meeting about mass job cuts after angry staff stormed the room, according to Reuters journalists at the scene.

Fastjet bullish despite African headwinds

2015-09-28 15:43

Africa-focused budget airline Fastjet is looking beyond the region’s current economic woes as it forges ahead with setting up an inter-regional aviation company.

Emirates ups Phuket service due to demand

2015-09-18 11:03

Emirates has announced that it will offer additional services between Dubai and the Thai island of Phuket due to demand.

Duration of airline 'price war' uncertain

2015-09-15 19:21

The price war in the airline industry is bound to continue until one of the players caves in, but no one can say how long that will take, says Comair CEO Erik Venter.

Lufthansa awarded for luggage innovation

2015-09-14 16:24

At the Future Travel Experience airline industry conference Lufthansa and Rimowa have been jointly awarded for best baggage initiative.

Human factor at the heart of aviation safety

2015-09-08 17:41

Understanding human nature should be at the centre of the approach to safety in the air traffic and navigation industry, says an expert.

Aussie carrier Qantas roars back into black

2015-08-21 18:04

Australian carrier Qantas has roared back into the black in a stunning turnaround of fortunes driven by aggressive cost-cutting, and ordered eight Boeing Dreamliners.

African airlines weakest in latest industry report

2015-08-06 18:36

International revenue passenger kilometres growth for African airlines has been the weakest among all regions in June year-on-year, according to an Iata report.

easyJet on track to meet forecasts

2015-07-22 20:30

UK budget airline easyJet has guided to annual profit growth of between 7% and 14%, putting it on track at the mid-point to meet analyst forecasts.


Fastjet secures Zim licence

2015-10-07 11:42

Budget airline fastjet has secured an airline operator licence in Zimbabwe, giving it the nod for domestic and international flights into and out of the country.

Price war should not be focus - Skywise co-chair

2015-09-29 19:59

SA's newest low cost airline Skywise has taken up the challenge in the competitive market and is confident that it will not only survive, but grow.

Turkish Airlines launches third SA route

2015-09-21 18:01

Due to the increased demand for international travel to Durban, Turkish Airlines will be launching its third South African route between Durban and Istanbul.

Etihad Airways completes financing transaction

2015-09-16 18:50

Etihad Airways and five of its equity partners have successfully completed a new platform financing transaction, raising $500m on the international markets.

Emirates enhances Algiers service

2015-09-14 18:46

Emirates will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Algiers when it switches from the aircraft currently operating the route to a aircraft.

New rivals ground Comair's profit rise

2015-09-14 12:21

After a strong profit in the first half of its financial year, the entry of competitors in the second half has had a reversal effect, says Comair.

One of Congo's domestic carriers ends flights

2015-09-06 15:45

One of several small domestic airlines in Democratic Republic of Congo has shut down its operations, blaming Government's decision to create its own airline.

Transforming SAA hasn't been easy, says Dudu Myeni

2015-08-13 07:13

SAA chair Dudu Myeni says bringing about transformation at the airline has earned her names such as “untouchable”, “power hungry” and “number one’s favourite girl”.

SAA acting CEO goes back to Mango

2015-07-30 06:58

South African Airways says that Nico Bezuidenhout, its acting chief executive officer, will stand down and return to the Mango low-cost arm.

Bidvest flushes bid from SAA

2015-07-19 19:00

An approach by an SAA director requesting that Bidvest transfer 30% of its aircraft-toilet-cleaning subsidiary business to an SAA-nominated black-owned small business has been politely but firmly kicked into touch.

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