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Airbus signs alliance with SA companies

2014-09-16 14:13

Leading global aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with two South African companies to bolster the local aviation industry.

High expectations push airline innovation

2014-05-27 09:44

There is no time for complacency in the airline industry as consumers become ever more demanding, an Airbus official has told Carin Smith in Toulouse.

Fastjet slams SA red tape, protectionism

2013-12-10 11:21

Fastjet’s Kyle Haywood tells us about his first job, what he would change in the airline sector and gives tips to youngsters aiming for a career in aviation.

FlySafair details new ownership

2013-11-27 18:18

FlySafair has confirmed that there is only one class of ordinary shares as it detailed its new ownership structure.

FMF: SAA obsessed with growth

2013-11-25 15:24

Serious questions are being asked about national carrier SAA's obsession with growth - mentioned 43 times in its financials - and its anti-competitive practices.

Court rules to ground FlySafair - for now

2013-10-08 16:27

All FlySafair passengers are guaranteed a full refund for tickets purchased, should they wish to cancel instead of postpone their flights, says the low cost carrier.

Fastjet woes continue

2013-09-27 07:24

The firm's attempts to fly in SA keep being hit with setbacks, says Rob Baker.

Low cost airlines circling SA

2013-09-16 07:56

Comair's domination of the low cost flight market is likely to change before year-end, with four airlines vying for a slice of SA's domestic flights.

Mango fires cabin crew over food fraud

2013-08-12 08:36

South African Airways' low cost airline Mango has reportedly sacked 24 cabin crew members for allegedly defrauding the airline's in-flight catering services.

Zuma didn't know about Blockbuster deal

2013-04-28 15:45
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President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward denies using his father’s name to ease his entry into South Africa’s low-cost airline market.

Mango launches career programme

2013-02-12 14:55

Mango has announced its plan to launch a national career and job shadow programme, designed to create opportunities for young South Africans.

Legal issues could ground 1time/FastJet

2012-12-05 10:48

The Air Services Licensing Act may be a spanner in the works for liquidated low cost airline 1time to take off again anytime soon.

FastJet to raise $2.4m in share offer

2012-11-12 11:05

African airline FastJet has announced it is raising $2.4m in a share offer to fund an earlier than expected opportunity to interact with the SA market.

Comair: No funding from BA

2012-11-09 15:29

Comair has given its side of the story, in response to an opinion piece which appears on Fin24 today.

Gigaba: State never gave Mango a bailout

2012-11-06 16:32

Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba says Mango is not being subsidised by the government, as a war of words erupts between rivals Mango and Comair.

You're on your own, 1time passengers told

2012-11-02 22:01
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Stranded 1time passengers have no choice but to make alternative arrangements with other carriers, as the bankrupt low-cost airline has no means to accommodate them, a spokesperson says.

1time cuts planes, routes, warns on jobs

2012-10-11 16:59

1time has cut two aircraft from its fleet and the airline’s CEO says there will have to be a number of staff cuts.

 

We have tricks up our sleeves - Comair CEO

2014-09-12 06:00

There is going to be pressure on passenger numbers amid anaemic GDP growth, but Comair has new plans to keep flying high, CEO Erik Venter tells Fin24.

Kenya's first cheap airline aims high

2014-03-18 18:25

Kenya's first budget airline aims to carry 600 000 passengers in its first year and triple that within four years by offering cheap fares.

1time to fly again?

2013-12-05 07:55

Pak Africa Aviation has been widely reported to be involved in attempts to resurrect 1time and now Global Airways has entered the fray.

SAA rejects growth obsession allegations

2013-11-27 07:48

National carrier SAA says those rejecting its policies are the same people who oppose new entities from joining the industry because they know the consequences.

Atul Gupta dumps Comair shares

2013-11-05 19:15

Atul Gupta has disposed of shares worth R68.38m in Comair and not made any purchases as previously reported, the airline announced.

Fastjet bleeding dollars

2013-09-30 18:10

London-listed Fastjet, which last week postponed its Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam flights, has posted an eye-watering operating loss of $39m in the 6 months to June.

SA Express results mystery

2013-09-26 09:37

SA Express has announced a tiny profit of R0.7m against a background of an operating loss of R25.1m - a discrepancy it does not explain.

Comair in court bid to keep Safair grounded

2013-09-15 19:26

FlySafair, which plans to launch Johannesburg to Cape Town flights by end September, haa had a spanner thrown into the works in the form of a high court application.

Virgin buys 60% of Tigerair Australia

2013-07-08 07:48

Virgin has completed the purchase of a 60% stake in low-cost rival Tigerair Australia and named CE John Borghetti as chairperson of the new business.

Zuma’s son backs new budget airline

2013-04-24 11:51
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London-based group FastJet has abandoned plans to resuscitate 1time and is pursuing a new business venture in SA, backed by President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward.

SA Airlink extends bush beach offering

2013-01-28 11:18

Privately-owned local carrier SA Airlink has announced two new flights linking Johannesburg with Kasane in Botswana and Vilanculos in Mozambique.

Mango launches new SA routes

2012-11-20 07:24

With the recent exit of 1time, Mango has brought forward its plans by a few months in order to accommodate market demand, says CEO Nick Bezuidenhout.

Why 1time failed

2012-11-11 12:27

A probe has revealed a shocking indictment of the budget airline’s operations and its apparently careless overspending.

Crash landing

2012-11-09 07:04

Lack of competition is killing the airline industry, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Help at hand for some 1time passengers

2012-11-04 10:50

As the news of 1time's liquidation broke, some passengers were left stranded and frustrated, but there will be help for some.

Hundreds stranded as 1time cans flights

2012-11-02 16:35
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Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded as bankrupt airline 1time cancelled all flights with immediate effect.

Velvet Sky proposes rescue plan in court

2012-03-07 10:31

Cash-strapped airline Velvet Sky has outlined a plan for its survival during a court case seeking its liquidation.

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