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.

Mistrust at SAA top level - report

2015-07-19 10:32

SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni has told chief financial officer Wolf Meyer and acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout that she no longer trusts them, according to a report.

Safair's special seats will make business soar - new CEO

2015-07-15 13:20

While Safair celebrates 50 years of operations and the appointment of a new CEO, it is gearing up to make FlySafair a roaring success - and its special seats are key to this.

Labour dispute disrupts flights at Toronto airport

2015-07-05 12:30

A sudden labour disruption by workers who refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations.

US probing a possible airlines collusion

2015-07-02 19:50

The US Department of Justice says it is investigating whether US airlines have worked together illegally to keep airfares high by signalling plans to limit flights.

fastjet starts new African route

2015-06-30 11:31

fastjet Tanzania has announced that flights on its newest international route will commence between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Lilongwe, Malawi. rated top SA low cost carrier

2015-06-26 19:42

Privately-owned,, has been rated as the top low-cost South African airline according to a recent industry report.

Africa aviation faces four big challenges - Iata

2015-06-10 11:50

Airlines on the continent face major obstacles which are preventing them from reaping major economic benefits, says Iata chief executive Tony Tyler.


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.

SAA denies reports that it will replace acting CEO

2015-07-17 16:25

SAA has denied reports that acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout will be replaced by a new acting CEO soon.

AirAsia shares drop on fears Indonesia affiliate may be grounded

2015-07-10 15:38

A move by Indonesia to enforce rules on airlines' finances has pushed shares in Malaysian budget carrier to their biggest single-day fall.

SAA could cut up to 700 jobs

2015-07-03 17:22

South African Airways could return to profitability within the next four years, but this year up to 700 of its staff could lose their jobs, reports Netwerk24.

Lufthansa making SA flight changes

2015-07-02 17:27

Lufthansa has announced an increase in its direct flights to Cape Town and is also making a change to its direct flights to Johannesburg.

Budget airlines spread wings into shops

2015-06-30 10:50

Local budget airlines are increasingly teaming up with major retailers and rewards programmes to grow their potential pool of customers.

Fiji Airways names new South African chief

2015-06-23 12:04

Fiji Airways has named South African Andre Viljoen as its new chief executive after a seven-month search, replacing Stefan Pichler who left to take over at Air Berlin.

Airline CEOs fret over pilots' mental health

2015-06-09 15:55

The psychological evaluation of pilots has come under the spotlight during a panel discussion among CEOs at airline body Iata's annual general meeting.

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