Ryanair puts UK in holding pattern after Brexit shock

2016-06-29 15:41

Irish no-frills airline Ryanair will put the brakes on new UK connections for the coming months given the uncertainty caused by the British vote to leave the EU.

British Airways owner sees Brexit volatility reducing profit growth

2016-06-24 11:44

British Airways owner IAG has said the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will reduce profit growth in 2016 amid a short-term impact on travel demand.

Mango and SA's air travel oligopoly

2016-06-17 06:40

It’s a bit rich for SAA to bluster about the air travel industry when it signed off on every one of the steps that created today's situation, says Skywise.

Aviation authority intensifies SA Express oversight - minister

2016-06-14 17:10

The SA Civil Aviation Authority has intensified its oversight over SA Express, according to a written reply in Parliament by Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters.

SWISS celebrates CS100 milestone

2016-06-10 18:50

SWISS has recently celebrated the first flight with passengers of its new CS100 aircraft.

FastJet names Mango's Nico Bezuidenhout as new CE0

2016-06-09 13:49

FastJet has hired Nico Bezuidenhout, the head of SAA's low-cost unit Mango, as CEO to help revive the UK discount airline.

African airlines set to lose $500m in 2016

2016-06-03 06:37

It is hard for the airline industry to prosper during an economic downturn, and recent signs of a global slowdown is very worrying, says an aviation economist.

SA aviation needs to inspire confidence - expert

2016-06-02 17:05

SA aviation's most pressing issue is sustainability and the need to inspire long-term confidence, says Airlines Association of Southern Africa CEO Chris Zweigenthal.

Brussels terror attacks dent air passenger growth - Iata

2016-05-31 12:37

Disruptions to air traffic following the Brussels terrorist attacks contributed to a slowdown in total international air passenger growth, according to a report.

Factors contributing to turbulence in SA aviation

2016-05-26 07:35

The domestic aviation industry in SA must work together and wise up in the way certain things have to be done, says Skywise Airlines co-chair Javed Malik.


SAA let us down, says Uganda's Yoweri Museveni

2016-06-24 12:50

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni feels let down by regional airlines such as SAA, which he says charge exorbitant fares and have failed to service routes into the country.

AirAsia weighs BNP, Credit Suisse, RHB for leasing unit sale

2016-06-21 13:25

AirAsia is considering hiring BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse Group and RHB Capital to help sell its aircraft leasing unit as it plans to strengthen its finances.

SAA scraps idea that it gave Mango cheap plane leases

2016-06-16 07:59

Four days after SAA said it sub-leased aircraft to Mango at a discounted cost, raising concerns of collusion, it did an about-turn and denied that it had done so.

Low-cost airlines react to SAA, Mango 'collusion' allegations

2016-06-13 18:08

Low-cost airlines are concerned about allegations that SAA has assisted its low-cost subsidiary Mango by subleasing aircraft at a significantly discounted cost.

Five ways airlines are making it easier to sleep

2016-06-10 10:11

A disproportionate number of these new offerings are promising to give you the single thing that’s most elusive at 35 000 feet: a good night’s sleep.

SAA CEO Musa Zwane implores govt to speak with one voice

2016-06-03 11:44

It is vital for the future of South African Airways that government starts speaking with one voice, says acting CEO Musa Zwane.

More than $1.4bn airline funds blocked in Africa

2016-06-02 17:28

The blocking of funds is becoming an increasing problem for airlines dealing with certain African countries, says Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association.

Oil rally will raise SA air fares later in 2016 - CEO

2016-05-31 18:27

Safair CEO Elmar Conradie says the weak rand and the oil price recovery will start to have an impact on domestic flight prices later this year.

AirAsia gets $1bn offer to acquire leasing company

2016-05-30 12:11

AirAsia Bhd has received an offer valued at about $1bn for its aircraft-leasing business, prompting the shares to reach a new 14-month high in Kuala Lumpur trading.

Qatar Airways lift stake in IAG

2016-05-18 07:58

Qatar Airways has increased its stake in British Airways owner IAG as the carrier seeks to benefit from its closer ties with its European partner.

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