Air transport adds R154.8bn to SA's GDP - report

2017-06-24 10:00

Air transport supports 490 000 jobs and contributes about R154.8bn to SA's GDP, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association.

Lufthansa named best airline in Europe

2017-06-22 18:31

Lufthansa has been voted the “Best Airline in Europe” at the Paris Air Show by market research institute Skytrax, which specialises in aviation.

SAA optimistic about loan obligations - CEO

2017-06-19 19:33

SAA says it has made significant headway in putting together a comprehensive and robust business plan aimed at addressing current and long-term challenges.

Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane

2017-06-18 20:09

A Myanmar ship has retrieved the black box of a plane that crashed into the Andaman Sea with 122 people on board, the army says, raising hopes of discovering the cause of the tragedy.

Airbus delivers easyJet's first A320neo

2017-06-14 19:45

Airbus has delivered easyJet’s first A320neo, which is also the airline’s 300th A320 Family aircraft.

WATCH: Plane with 'huge hole' makes emergency landing in Australia

2017-06-12 06:29

A China Eastern passenger plane has suffered a serious fault that tore a huge hole in one of its engine casings and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Sydney, the carrier has said.

SAA CEO wants to focus on human trafficking, cyber security

2017-06-06 09:56

South African Airways must help to create a greater awareness of the existence of human trafficking, says acting SAA CEO Musa Zwane.

Drones reshaping aviation industry

2017-06-04 06:00

These devices are increasingly used by large corporations for surveying because they are safer and cheaper.

Governments urged to help aviation industry achieve climate goals

2017-05-31 17:15

Governments have a key role to play in supporting the air transport industry's plans to reduce the impact of climate change on its operations, says an aviation expert.

Good demand for African airlines continues

2017-05-04 19:00

African airlines continued to enjoy good demand, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association on global passenger traffic results for March 2017.


US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

2017-06-23 18:18

The U.S. European Command has released dramatic photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe

SAA wins for best staff service

2017-06-20 16:05

South African Airways has won the Best Staff Service award as part of the international awards held at the Paris Air Show.

African aviation forum seeks new perspectives

2017-06-19 18:27

AviaDev, a dedicated aviation route development forum for Africa, has unveiled its agenda for 2017 with the aim of “inspiring a fresh perspective”.

Comair cautions about earnings per share

2017-06-15 11:48

The company expects earnings per share and headline earnings per share to be at least 20% higher relative to the prior comparative period.

Strong performance by global airline share prices

2017-06-14 19:32

Global airline share prices have performed strongly in May to be up more than 20% over the past year, reports the International Air Transport Association.

How African aviation trips itself up – expert

2017-06-06 13:35

African airlines typically lag the rest of the world in performance, despite the potential of its large population for growth in the aviation industry, says an economist.

‘Aviation security more important than ever’

2017-06-05 18:53

Security has never before been so important in the aviation industry, says Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association.

Chikunga: Women, young people 'must join old white men’ in transport sector

2017-05-31 20:08

It is time for women and young people to join the “old white men” who still dominate South Africa’s transport industry, said Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga.

Civil aviation audit puts SA tops in Africa

2017-05-22 20:12

Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi announced the ICAO 2017 prelimenary audit results at the OR Tambo International Airport.

SAA gets final court order against cabin crew strike

2017-05-03 17:46

The Labour Court has granted SAA a final order against the South African Cabin Crew Association and its members.

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