FlySafair gets operating licence - report

2014-04-17 09:29

FlySafair has reportedly been granted a licence to operate domestic flights, after it restructured its shareholding to meet domestic ownership requirements.

Etihad deal for stake in Alitalia imminent

2014-04-11 12:15

Etihad Airways boss James Hogan has met Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as his company nears a deal to purchase a stake in debt-laden Alitalia airline.

China set for budget airlines boom

2014-04-10 14:37

The budget aviation market in China is about to get a lot more competitive as the government moves to promote low-cost travel.

Lufthansa to hold new talks with pilots' union

2014-04-08 14:53

German airline Lufthansa is to meet with its pilots' union to discuss demands for an early retirement scheme and higher pay, but has not revised its offer.

Two airlines halt Libyan flights

2014-04-07 19:29

Lufthansa and Austrian airlines have stopped flights to Libya indefinitely after a security incident at Tripoli airport two weeks ago.

Lufthansa refuses new offer for pilots

2014-04-04 15:49

Lufthansa has ruled out any concession to pilots, whose three-day strike to demand better pension benefits forced cancellation of 3 800 flights.

British Airways increases Cape Town flights

2014-04-02 17:05

British Airways officially opened its new R19.8m lounge at Cape Town International Airport and says it is increasing its winter schedule to the Mother City.

Fastjet in financing talks with easyGroup

2014-04-02 13:08

African budget airline Fastjet says it is in talks to secure financing from potential long-term backers, including easyGroup.

Chaos ahead of Lufthansa strike

2014-03-31 15:10

Air travellers in Germany are set to face chaos after the country's largest airline, Lufthansa, announced plans to cancel 200 flights.

Greece receives bid for Athens airport

2014-03-27 13:08

Greek authorities say they have received an improved offer for the former Athens airport, one of the top assets of Greece's privatisation drive.

Boeing, Malaysia Airlines face lawsuit

2014-03-26 13:18

A US-based law firm has filed a petition against Boeing and Malaysian Airlines, alleging flight MH370 had crashed due to mechanical failure.

Virgin Atlantic needs new runway

2014-03-24 17:46

Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson has stepped up the campaign for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

Lufthansa profits nosedive in 2013

2014-03-13 13:13

Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said Thursday that its bottom-line profit nosedived in 2013, but it will resume dividend payments to shareholders.

Lufthansa, Qatar Air clash over movies

2014-03-06 13:58

Lufthansa plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights has sparked a clash over the future of traditional seatback systems.

Mango to intensify security checks

2014-03-05 08:40

Low cost airline Mango says passengers who have booked with a credit or debit card should expect additional security checks when checking in.

Australia seeks to relax Qantas Sale Act

2014-03-03 15:45

Australia's government will try to repeal legislation which restricts foreign ownership in the struggling national carrier Qantas, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Holder of best flight specials revealed

2014-02-28 08:58

Mango Airlines was voted as offering the best special deals among SA airlines in the 2014 SouthAfrica.TO Travel Awards, with strong support among under-30s.

Chaos grips Frankfurt airport

2014-02-21 15:30

A strike by security staff at Frankfurt airport has caused flight cancellations and delayed thousands of passengers, bringing chaos on the busiest day of the week.

SAA seeking another govt bailout

2014-02-19 20:05

SA Airways remains constrained and needs a capital injection from government to thrive, according to CEO Monwabisi Kalawe.

Iberia pilots agree to 14% salary cut

2014-02-13 16:29

Spanish flag carrier Iberia says it has reached a deal with its pilots to slash their salaries by at least 14%, part of its bid to return to profit.

Airbus gets order for 20 superjumbo's

2014-02-12 12:27

Airbus has sealed a deal for 20 of its superjumbo A380s during Singapore Airshow.

Caribbean Airlines warns of threat

2014-02-10 14:51

Authorities in Guyana and the US Embassy there have warned of an unspecified "threat" to Caribbean Airlines flights out of the South American nation.

SAA links up with Virgin Australia

2014-02-06 21:30

SAA has entered into an agreement with Virgin Australia that would see the airline expand its access in the country.

SAA resumes non-stop flight to New York

2014-02-02 18:19

South African Airways will resume its non-stop flights between Johannesburg and New York sooner, says the airline.

SAA turns again to state for survival

2014-02-02 10:02

SAA awaits news on a state cash injection vital to stay in the skies, but which shows up its inability to make money.


Lufthansa expanding capacities to Poland

2014-04-11 15:04

Lufthansa will be linking Frankfurt Airport with Lublin in eastern Poland for the first time, making it Lufthansa's eighth destination in Poland.

Winning the tourism war

2014-04-11 09:14

SA's cities are locked into a battle for the spoils of economic victory in the tourism stakes. Rob Baker takes a look at winners and losers.

Etihad benefits from partnerships

2014-04-08 17:17

Etihad Airways and its Abu Dhabi home-base continue to benefit from the airline’s strategy of working closely with network partners.

Some US airlines drop limes from beverages

2014-04-08 10:01

A spike in lime prices has led some US airlines to eliminate the fruit from their drink service.

Judge declares Mexicana airline bankrupt

2014-04-04 19:45

A judge has declared Mexicana de Aviacion, one of Latin America's oldest airlines, bankrupt and ordered the sale of the debt-ridden company's assets.

Lufthansa pilots strike continues

2014-04-03 10:58

Lufthansa pilots are on strike for a second day, grounding Germany's largest airline in a row over retirement conditions.

No end in sight for Lufthansa strike

2014-04-02 16:40

A three-day strike by pilots at Lufthansa shows no sign of ending early after management said there would be no further talks during the strike period.

Lufthansa pilots embark on strike

2014-04-02 09:59

Lufthansa pilots have started a walkout over early retirement that has led to 3 800 cancelled flights, in what could become one of the airline's biggest strikes.

easyJet secures more space at Luton airport

2014-03-31 10:05

British budget airline easyJet has obtained more space at London's Luton airport to be able to carry more passengers next year.

SAA reinstates flights to Blantyre

2014-03-27 09:46

South African Airways has reinstated flights to Blantyre, Malawi.

Malaysian Airlines bleeding cash

2014-03-26 13:04

Malaysian Airlines System was bleeding cash before the loss of flight MH370 and now analysts say the incident will likely make a fresh capital raising more likely.

SAA halts flights to Malawi

2014-03-19 16:48

South African Airways has temporarily suspended all flights to Blantyre in Malawi because of urgent runway repairs and maintenance.

Airlines trying to recover $3.7bn

2014-03-12 19:39

Airlines that serve Venezuela are battling to recover $3.7bn blocked by the government, the head of industry body IATA says.

Peters: Time to transform aviation is now

2014-03-05 11:16

Transformation of the aviation industry in SA cannot just be about having a "flying domestic worker" set-up, says Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters.

Pressure on suppliers as Boeing, Airbus hum

2014-03-03 16:00

The world's largest plane makers are soaring these days, fueled by historic demand for new jets that has cranked up their factories to record speeds.

IAG airlines group flies into profit

2014-02-28 18:35

International Airlines Group soared back into net profit in 2013 on a strong performance from its British Airways unit and from Spanish budget carrier Vueling.

Qantas may cut 5 000 jobs - report

2014-02-25 13:36

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas it was committed to slashing costs by $1.8bn but refused to confirm or deny a report that it will axe 5 000 jobs.

Qantas to pull out of SAA deal

2014-02-21 15:28

Australian airline Qantas is on course to terminate its code-share agreement with SA Airways which came into effect in October 2000.

easyJet investors vote against pay deal

2014-02-13 16:41

British budget airline easyJet says 45% of voting investors had protested against its 2013 pay plans for directors at its annual meeting.

African roses for European lovers

2014-02-12 17:10

Tons of roses from Africa and South America will be flown to Europe so that millions of people can express their love on Valentine's Day.

Comair shareholders in for a rich payday

2014-02-11 19:52

Comair’s unaudited results for the six months to end December show a big bump in revenue, owing mainly to the upgrade of its smaller fleet with larger aircraft.

SAA wraps up your cash

2014-02-09 15:16

SAA has charged passengers a hidden cost of between R50 and R100 for a baggage wrapping service even if it isn't used.

SAA needs more support - CEO

2014-02-06 08:26

SAA cannot fulfil state expectations of being both profitable and playing a developmental role without support from the authorities, says CEO Monwabisi Kalawe.

Etihad's 'final' assessment of Alitalia

2014-02-02 13:37

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways says it has entered the final stage of an assessment whether to purchase a stake in Italy's debt-laden airline Alitalia.

SAA heading for another huge loss

2014-01-29 10:48

All indications are that South African Airways will announce a second substantial financial loss in a row, with the weak rand packing a hefty punch.

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