ARTICLES RELATING TO LOW COST AIRLINES

Twitter lesson from AirAsia boss

2014-12-29 08:40

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes gave an unintentional lesson as he took to Twitter to drive a crisis over a missing aeroplane.

AirAsia mogul faces first major crisis

2014-12-28 17:26

Malaysian mogul Tony Fernandes, who transformed a floundering carrier into Asia's biggest budget airline, faces his first big crisis after an AirAsia plane went missing.

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.

 

AirAsia shares dive over missing plane

2014-12-29 07:44

Shares in AirAsia have fallen as much as 12.9% after one of its aircraft went missing in bad weather on its way to Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya.

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.

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