It's not about more but about better airline security - Iata

2016-12-09 13:14

The aviation industry must remain vigilant and those responsible for aviation attacks should be held accountable, warns a senior Iata official.

African airlines expected to have lowest financial performance in world

2016-12-08 17:38

African airlines are expected to deliver the weakest financial performance in the world in 2017, says Iata chief economist Brian Pearce.

Flying secure but govts must step up to the plate - Iata

2016-12-08 16:50

Fying is safe but not accident-free and governments can and must do more to keep terrorists away from airports and aircraft, says Iata CEO Alexandre de Juniac.

SA in top 10 for electronic airfreight friendliness

2016-12-08 09:42

South Africa beat the US to be ranked 9th out of the top ten on the latest eFreight Friendliness Index released by the International Air Transport Association.

BA operating busiest schedule ever to SA

2016-11-25 17:41

British Airways is operating its busiest schedule ever to South Africa this summer season, offering up to 33 flights a week over peak periods.

SA hires Bain, Abacus to advise on loss-making airlines

2016-11-21 19:59

South Africa has hired help on the strategy and corporate structure of SAA, SA Express and Mango.

SAA the ‘Hollywood of Kempton Park’ – acting CEO

2016-11-16 12:10

South African Airways is known as the Hollywood of Kempton Park due to the number of managers who are operating in an acting capacity, says current acting CEO Musa Zwane.

Turkish Airlines looking to increase SA traffic

2016-11-11 17:24

Most passengers using Turkish Airlines to visit South Africa are actually not directly from Turkey, says Turkish Airlines' general manager in Cape Town.

SAA to break even by 2021

2016-10-30 06:20

SAA expects to break even in 2021, according to the airline’s interim chief financial officer, Phumeza Nhantsi.

SA airline consolidation: No firm decision yet

2016-10-24 19:51

No firm decision has been taken on the consolidation of state-owned airlines SAA, Mango and SA Express, according to the Ministry of Public Enterprises.


Where is my luggage?

2016-12-08 19:38

Many airline passengers are interested in tracking their luggage throughout their journey, a survey by the International Air Transport Association has found.

Unruly passengers a serious safety issue for airline cabin crew

2016-12-08 16:53

Unruly passengers are a serious air safety issue, with an Iata survey showing that 40% of airlines had diverted a flight in the past 12 months due to an unruly passenger.

Global air freight demand still flying high

2016-12-08 13:14

Global air freight markets look set to end 2016 on a high note as demand is growing at its fastest pace in 18 months, says Iata CEO Alexandre de Juniac.

Lufthansa celebrates new Frankfurt/Cape Town flights

2016-12-02 19:15

Lufthansa celebrates its new direct year-round flight between Frankfurt and Cape Town and explains why it has made such a strategic move.

Update on Lufthansa pilot strike

2016-11-23 16:46

More than two thirds of all Lufthansa Group flights are taking place according to a special schedule that has been introduced.

FlySafair CEO: Buying Mango will keep prices low

2016-11-17 20:10

FlySafair has repeated its offer to buy loss-making Mango Airlines, with CEO Elmar Conradie saying a takeover will help it sustain lower fares for air travellers.

Rand slump and low ticket sales blamed for SAA losses

2016-11-16 11:43

A heavy reliance on foreign-denominated currencies and a failure to meet its occupancy targets have been blamed for the poor results of South African Airways.

International airlines urged to accept Zim bond notes

2016-11-11 14:17

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has assured international airlines that acceptance of bond notes as a mode of payment will not affect repatriation of their funds.

Upgrade for SWISS Airbus A340 fleet serving SA

2016-10-27 13:34

The Swiss International Air Lines A340 fleet, which services the Johannesburg route, is to be provided with a totally new cabin product.

Aviation execs focus on new carbon offset mechanism

2016-10-21 17:45

Executives in the Southern African aviation industry are discussing the ramifications of a newly-approved global carbon offset mechanism for international aviation.

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