ARTICLES RELATING TO FLIGHTS

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.

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 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.

'Game of Thrones' star denied entry to BA business lounge, responds with Twitter rant

2014-07-21 14:01

See why British Airways denied a Game of Thrones stars access to their business lounge and how the drama unfolded on Twitter.

Air India plane only 90 seconds away from MH17 tried to make contact

2014-07-21 09:11

An Air India plane flying less than 25 kilometres from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 when it was downed had tried to make contact with the pilots.

New flights added to fastjet network

2014-07-18 14:38

Low-cost pan-Africa airline fastjet has announce that it is increasing the number of flights to Mwanza ans Lusaka.

Another injured SAA passenger discharged

2014-07-18 08:45

Nineteen of 20 people injured when an SAA flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong hit severe turbulence have been discharged from hospital, the airline said.

Torture device or plane seat? This looks uncomfortable!

2014-07-17 15:13

While we were rather happy to hear that reclining seats are being phased out by certain airlines, we're not sure how we feel about this space-saving 'seating device.'

'I watched a baby fly out of its bassinet as plane dropped like a stone'

2014-07-16 17:03

A passenger on board flight SA 286 says he has never been as scared as he was during the sudden turbulence that hit Flight SA 286.

Baby on board turbulence-hit SAA flight

2014-07-16 12:26

South African Airways has said all passengers injured during the turbulence on board flight SA286 have received the necessary medical attention.

Passengers seriously injured as SAA flight hits severe turbulence

2014-07-16 08:50
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Twenty-five people were injured when a passenger jet from South Africa to Hong Kong hit turbulence, with two men seriously hurt and hospitalised.

WATCH: Mayhem on flight as captain announces Argentina win

2014-07-11 10:47

Missing your national team's biggest match of the year because you're on a flight could really suck. But not for these Argentina fans and their kind captain.

Cell phone flat? Forget about boarding your flight

2014-07-09 11:43

A stringent new rule regarding electronics has been implemented at US and UK airports.

 

Airbus A350: Look up Joburg

2014-08-03 15:49

The newest addition to the Airbus family has been doing a series of tests at OR Tambo.

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

2014-08-01 15:10
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Next time you find yourself stranded due to flight delays/cancelations, remember this: even presidents get stranded at the airport on the odd occasion.

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

Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace - Flightradar24

2014-07-21 14:19

Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed on Monday.

SAA rated among the world’s best in airline catering

2014-07-21 09:26

The national carrier announced in a statement that it made it to the top ten in the World’s Best Business Class Airline Catering category at the 2014 World Airline Awards.

Drunk guy poses as airport security to pat down women

2014-07-18 15:14

In what must be one of the most desperate moves in history, a man pretended to be a TSA agent at a San Francisco airport just so that he could pat down women.

Malaysia Airlines deletes tweet sent shortly before MH17 went down

2014-07-18 13:49

Just a few hours before Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down on the border of, the carrier sent out an innocent tweet that suddenly turned grim.

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

2014-07-18 09:23

The once proud national carrier has been dealt another shocking blow, with experts saying however blameless it may be impossible for the airline to redeem itself following the downing of one of its planes over Ukraine airspace.

'Give that pilot a bells!' social media buzzes after turbulence-hit SAA flight

2014-07-17 09:35

The SAA pilot who managed to land a plane safely after hitting heavy turbulence en route from Johannesburg to Hong Kong has been receiving loads of praise on social media.

Skytrax names World's Best in aviation for 2014

2014-07-16 09:50

Mango has been named the best low-cost carrier in Africa in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Planes in near miss at Vietnam airport

2014-07-15 09:17

Two planes nearly collided at an airport in central Vietnam after a young intern was left in charge of directing a busy runway, aviation authorities said.

Air India adds growing Indian aviation market muscle to Star Alliance

2014-07-11 12:01

Star Alliance has announced its first Indian airline partner, adding strength to its global airline alliance network to the fifth largest aviation market.

Pilot of delayed flight buys pizza for whole plane

2014-07-09 10:00

Domino's pizza manager Andy Ritchie has taken a lot of orders, but never one quite like this: to feed an entire plane full of hungry, delayed passengers, stuck on the tarmac.

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