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Many airlines have grounded more than 50% of their planes.
IAG, owner of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, has said it would slash the group's flight capacity by 75% during April and May owing to the coronavirus outbreak.
British Airways owner IAG warned on Thursday full-year operating pretax profit will be €215m lower than last year, after major pilot strikes grounded thousands of flights.
British Airways flights were crippled as pilots launched a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association are taking their first ever industrial action against the airline.
British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move.
The UK plans to fine British Airways $230m over computer attacks that exposed customer data, marking the first major application of far-reaching European Union rules requiring companies to tighten anti-hacking measures.
The Comair board has announced that CEO Erik Venter has resigned from the company to pursue his own interests.
The union’s demands include a 12% salary increase, a guaranteed thirteenth cheque, more shop steward representation, a travel allowance and a shift allowance amounting to 15% of the employee's basic salary.
Private SA airline Comair and IT company Infinea have entered into a joint venture to launch a new SA aerotech company called Nacelle.
Comair CEO Erik Venter talks to Fin24 about the record earnings for the financial year ended June 30 2018, despite challenging trade conditions.
SA Express was placed under business rescue by order of the courts in early February, but the coronavirus worsened its situation.
British Airways said it has cancelled its flights to Italy after the country implemented a lockdown to control the deadly coronavirus epidemic.
The strike by the British Airline Pilots' Association does not affect British Airways flights operated by Comair in South Africa, says a spokesperson.
British Airways cancelled hundreds of flights, with disruptions mostly impacting London, as chances dwindled for a breakthrough that would avert the first pilots’ strike in decades.
British Airways owner IAG is facing a record $230m fine for the theft of data from 500 000 customers from its website last year under tough new data-protection rules policed by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office.
British Airways landed back in Pakistan, in a major vote of confidence from a Western airline after suspending operations due to security fears over a decade ago.
Comair executive director Wrenelle Stander said while the company had faith in the arbitration process, it had made provision for any strike-related disruptions.
Global human rights and disability justice advocate Edward Ndopu is demanding a new wheelchair and a public apology from British Airways.
SA aviation group Comair has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in employee conditions.
British Airways says that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 were stolen in a data breach involving 380 000 payment cards.
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