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.

Talks over Emirates under way: dept

2014-11-16 21:15

The department of transport has refuted a report that Emirates airline flights will be grounded in South Africa pending a meeting with an UAE minister.

Kenya Airways sees 25% lower profit

2014-11-13 17:35

Kenya Airways expects profit for its full year ending next March to fall by at least a quarter on the back of the fallout from an Ebola outbreak.

Ministers meet SAA board

2014-11-11 20:27

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene have held a meeting with the SA Airways board, the public enterprises ministry says.

SAA forms partnership with JetBlue

2014-11-09 21:05

South African Airways has launched a new frequent flyer partnership with JetBlue Airways in North America, providing expanded mileage earning opportunities.

Ryanair delivers best summer ever

2014-11-07 19:28

It took Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary three years, two profit warnings and a grilling by shareholders to admit it might be time to stop upsetting customers.

Malaysia Airlines buyout offer gets the nod

2014-11-06 17:41

The minority shareholders of beleaguered Malaysia Airlines have voted to accept a $420m buyout offer as the airline is still reeling from a missing plane mystery.

China aims to train 500 000 pilots

2014-11-03 11:21

China's aviation industry is the new prospective job market for many wannabe flyers, chasing dreams of landing a lucrative job at new air service operators.

British Airways owner confident on growth

2014-10-31 17:15

The owner of British Airways and Iberia has raised its forecast for profits this year and saying it was on course for another rise in 2015.

Japan Airlines' H1 net profit slips 2%

2014-10-31 09:53

Japan Airlines' net profit for the April to September period has slipped to $724m as a weak yen pushed up fuel costs.

All Nippon Airways first-half profit soars

2014-10-30 11:49

Japan's All Nippon Airways says its net profit for the six months to September has soared about 78% to $328m thanks to a Tokyo airport expansion.


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.

fastjet hopes to secure funding in 2015

2014-11-14 10:44

Budget airline fastjet says it expects to secure funding for its operations early next year and that it has received permits to operate flights in Zambia.

Emirates profits up despite route closures

2014-11-12 14:31

Emirates Airline has posted an 8.2% rise in half year profits, stressing that routes being suspended and a runway closure accounted for lower than expected results.

Seasonal flights resume at Cape Town airport

2014-11-11 18:07

Cape Town International Airport sees seasonal international airlines return in time for the peak period with some increasing their weekly flights to the city.

Jet Airways reports quarterly profit

2014-11-07 20:00

Struggling Jet Airways has reported a quarterly profit for the first time in two years, boosted by a one-off gain from the sale of a frequent-flyer scheme.

IAG signals maiden dividend

2014-11-07 13:50

British Airways owner IAG has laid out plans to pay a maiden dividend, coming of age three years after it was created in a merger between BA and Iberia.

Airlines push for delayed European skies reform

2014-11-06 16:21

Airlines have urged the EU to press ahead with plans to merge national air corridors, risking confrontation with air traffic controllers over safety and jobs.

Southern Africa must align air travel policies

2014-11-02 10:44

A unified air transport strategy will promote economic growth in southern Africa and a regional forum could help accomplish this, says the CEO of an airline body.

SA aviation needs new niche markets - official

2014-10-31 12:13

Aviation in Africa supports about seven million jobs and SA must identify new opportunities in niche markets to be competitive, says the department of transport.

Lufthansa cuts 2015 forecast

2014-10-30 12:34

Lufthansa, Europe's biggest airline, has reduced its profit forecast for 2015 in face of the global economic slowdown.

Ebola travel ban problems grow

2014-10-29 16:03

US airlines have briefed government officials in private meetings about the challenges to implementing a travel ban because of the Ebola outbreak, sources say.

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