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SA travellers give low-cost airline competition the thumbs up

2014-12-15 18:45

News24 readers have voted in a poll about the launch of a fourth low-cost carrier in South Africa, and for the most part they believe it will benefit the domestic traveller.

Libyan carriers banned from European airspace

2014-12-11 16:39

The European Union on Thursday banned all Libyan airlines from operating in its airspace, citing passenger safety concerns.

Nut rage spat latest stumble for Korean Air family

2014-12-10 12:42

When South Koreans heard that a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a flight because she was angry at being served macadamia nuts in a bag there was outrage but no surprise.

SAA assembles new ‘war cabinet’ to solve crisis

2014-12-10 06:19

SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout has announced a 90-Day Action Plan - a reality-check timeline for the airline that aims to shave off in excess of R1.3bn of its annual debt.

SAA strengthens network with Air China

2014-12-05 12:34

Air China and South African Airways will be re-configuring its routes to strengthen co-operations between the two countries, following a state visit by President Zuma to China.

kulula awarded as Best Low Cost Airline

2014-12-03 08:33

kulula.com has received an international nod with an airline excellence award, hosted by AirlineRatings.com.

SAA defends CEO accused of false qualifications

2014-11-25 09:26

SAA said in a statement history is littered with extremely successful individuals who did not complete their tertiary degrees, such as Henry Ford, Dustin Moskovitz and Richard Branson.

Plane bursts tyre on landing at Cape Town Airport

2014-11-24 10:38

A light aircraft plane burst a tyre on landing at Cape Town International, blocking runway 01 at the airport on Sunday.

And the world's best airlines are...

2014-11-20 21:00

We compare two highly regarded 'best airlines' list to establish which carriers could be considered top of the pops.

fastjet hopes to secure funding early next year

2014-11-14 11:09

Budget airline fastjet Plc said it expected to secure funding for its operations early next year and that it had received permits to operate flights in Zambia.

SA airport fun!

2014-11-10 12:14

Cool new features to see at local airports, while you wait for your next flight.

FlySafair announces a second base and new routes

2014-11-06 13:37

Since launching its first flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg in mid-October, it's been full steam ahead for South Africa's latest budget airline, FlySafair.

Passengers complain of 'unbearable' smell as leak grounds flight

2014-11-04 08:52

Virgin Australia has denied passenger claims that human waste reached the aisles during a leak incident on one of its planes.

fastjet launches flights from Joburg to Zanzibar

2014-10-29 12:01

The pan-African budget airline will be offering a service to the Tanzanian island three times a week from OR Tambo.

The evolution of Height Cuisine

2014-10-23 11:38

It was an idea which made Imperial Airways’ Silver Wing flights famous and over 85 years later is still the benchmark by which many travellers judge an airline’s on-board service.

Smoker bypasses security at JFK, flights delayed

2014-10-06 09:28

Authorities say an airline passenger who took a cigarette break caused a security scare at New York City's Kennedy Airport that led to some flights delays.

Guy cashes in his frequent flyer miles for $19 000 of in-flight luxury

2014-10-01 15:52

If you thought you knew what luxury air travel looked like - you know seats that fold back into beds and a glass of champagne on arrival - you ain't seen nothing yet!

Electronics now allowed on European flights

2014-09-26 15:23

On and connected: New European flight safety guidelines allow use of electronics at all times.

Zuma's fancy hired jet

2014-09-26 09:32

Check out the luxurious plane our President flew to New York in.

New low cost carrier ready to reward early-bird bookings

2014-09-19 09:27

FlySafair, set to take to the skies from 16 October, says its ticket pricing model is the lowest in South Africa.

 

SA’s newest low-cost airline set to take off in 2015

2014-12-12 14:17

South Africa’s newest low-cost airline, Skywise, is officially launching on Saturday 13 December, announcing its maiden flight.

SAA and Etihad expand landmark partnership

2014-12-11 11:26

SAA will operate daily between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from end of March 2015, to double the number of routes in the airlines’ code share agreement.

Baby on board! Woman gives birth on flight

2014-12-10 09:13

A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off.

Etihad introduces new in-flight enhancements

2014-12-05 16:12

Passengers travelling with Etihad Airways can expect a host of new products and enhancements to its long-haul and ultra-longhaul cabins.

Aircraft technology isn’t the only way travel is evolving

2014-12-03 16:20

Customer-centric websites and next-level personalisation are just some of the developments that have improved the overall travel experience.

Mango to give away R1m in vouchers

2014-12-03 06:35

Mango is being both naughty and nice this festive season as it ruffles the feathers of its competitors with an unexpected voucher exchange offer.

SA flights affected by massive Lufthansa strike

2014-12-01 16:30

German airline Lufthansa has cancelled a total of 1 350 flights, affecting flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg, after pilots went on strike in an ongoing dispute.

Namibia's airline spreads wings to the Middle East

2014-11-25 09:15

Namibia's national carrier Air Namibia is seeking partnerships with Fly Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines to open routes to the Middle East.

kulula gives Jack Parow a bath to encourage online check-in

2014-11-24 08:46

The low-cost airline recently ran a fun campaign to remind travellers how easy checking in online really is, ahead of the busy festive season.

SAA flight delayed over open oil valve

2014-11-21 09:23
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Passengers on board an SAA flight from Johannesburg were left feeling rattled after their takeoff was delayed due to a fault that could have been fateful had it not been noticed.

Mango enters new car-hire partnership

2014-11-20 09:12

A new partnership between the low cost airline and Avis car rental company will aim to simplify the travelling process for passengers.

Asiana service to San Francisco suspended for 45 days

2014-11-14 09:53

South Korea on Friday ordered a 45-day suspension of Asiana Airlines' service to San Francisco as a penalty for one of its planes crashing there last year, the transport ministry said.

Cool things to do at SA airports while you wait

2014-11-10 12:10

Whether you're into books, wine, plane spotting or music, these local airports will keep you entertained.

‘Be careful, Ebola’ note puts flight into lockdown

2014-10-31 09:28

It seems like ‘Ebola’ is the new ‘bomb,’ as yet another flight was subjected to a terrifying ‘joke’ by a passenger.

Etihad launches daily direct flights to Phuket

2014-10-28 10:23

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has commenced daily non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Phuket, the airline’s second destination in Thailand.

Mango adds two new Boeings with plans to expand network

2014-10-21 09:51

Low cost airline Mango CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout says the airline is reviewing several regional destinations, in a domestic market that is near saturation.

Guy cashes in his frequent flyer miles for $19 000 of in-flight luxury

2014-10-05 16:00

If you thought you knew what luxury air travel looked like - you know seats that fold back into beds and a glass of champagne on arrival - you ain't seen nothing yet!

Emirates inks deal to manage Angola's airline

2014-10-01 11:42

Emirates airline has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's national airline in a move that could bolster the Dubai-based carrier's foothold in Africa.

Fire at Chicago airport grounds flights

2014-09-26 15:21

All flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports were grounded due to a fire at an air traffic control facility.

Take a peek inside Zuma's fancy hired jet

2014-09-26 09:25
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We check out the specs and a pic or two of the super luxurious plane President Jacob Zuma jetted off to the US in.

Etihad increases Africa presence with new route

2014-09-23 09:20

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its African route network with the launch of a daily service to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Typhoon disrupts Hong Kong flights

2014-09-16 12:06

A powerful typhoon slammed into China's Hainan island after sweeping past Hong Kong where it disrupted flights and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

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