Lufthansa says to avoid Iraqi air space for two days

2014-08-04 08:55

Lufthansa announced that they had decided to avoid Iraqi airspace altogether over the weekend.

Zuma forced to wait for flight, like the rest of us

2014-08-01 15:10

Next time you find yourself stranded due to flight delays/cancelations, remember this: even presidents get stranded at the airport on the odd occasion.

WHO advises no flight restrictions, low risk from Ebola - IATA

2014-07-31 13:28

The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak.

Airlines could face new protocols to curb Ebola spread

2014-07-30 10:19

The deadly Ebola virus hitchhiking across borders for the first time aboard a pan-African airline could spell new flight restrictions aimed at containing outbreaks.

Flights from Pretoria to Cape Town coming soon?

2014-07-30 09:46

Local charter flight company, FlyCemair has announced that it is looking at launching flights from Pretoria’s Wonderboom National Airport to Cape Town International.

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

2014-07-29 12:28

More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

Emirates airline says will not fly over Iraq after MH17

2014-07-29 09:48

Emirates will stop flying over Iraq due to concerns over jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine.

Emergency landing after cocaine bursts in drug mule's stomach

2014-07-28 09:26

A Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing when the cocaine packages a passenger had been smuggling burst in his stomach.

Planes in near-miss at PE airport

2014-07-26 15:10

On the back of a tumultuous global aviation period, the SACAA has confirmed it is investigating a near-miss incident at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Family kicked off flight over tweet

2014-07-24 09:23

It seems like tweets have been getting lots of people into trouble while travelling this week.


Airbus A350: Look up Joburg

2014-08-03 15:36

After a grim few weeks in the aviation industry, Johannesburg has been treated to a preview of the newest addition to the Airbus family.

Flight forced to divert after drunk woman demands 'cigarettes and a parachute'

2014-08-01 12:36

A plane was forced to divert when a drunk passenger threw her prosthetic leg at crew members and made unreasonable demands.

Ebola Alert: All ports of entry to SA being monitored

2014-07-30 10:47

Tighter screening of passengers will be taking place as experts sound the alarm that Ebola could become the latest disease to be spread by international air travel.

Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

2014-07-30 10:13

Passengers aboard a Jetstar flight returning from a Byron Bay music festival were warned about sniffer dogs at the airport by a kindly flight attendant.

Passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get cash

2014-07-29 12:41

Plane passengers stuck in Hawaii for 3 nights get public apology, cash from Air New Zealand.

FlySafair ticket sales open, promise cheapest prices

2014-07-29 12:06

FlySafair has started selling tickets for flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg and Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, ready to take to the skies in mid-October this year.

Malaysia Airlines could change its name

2014-07-28 11:51

Do you think re-branding will work for beleaguered Malaysia airlines?

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters

2014-07-28 08:16

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe.

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

2014-07-25 08:51

Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, but industry analysts and safety experts say they can find no common themes.

6 of the deadliest airspaces airlines need to avoid

2014-07-22 12:21

The tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on the border of Ukraine and Russia last Thursday has opened up a whole new can of worms for nervous passengers.

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