5 Reasons you shouldn’t stay loyal to one airline

2017-08-13 06:00

Flying is expensive, so if you’re not getting as much out of a carrier as you once were, it’s time to shop around, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

SAA scraps idea that it gave Mango cheap plane leases

2016-06-16 07:59

Four days after SAA said it sub-leased aircraft to Mango at a discounted cost, raising concerns of collusion, it did an about-turn and denied that it had done so.

Frustration as kulula flight delayed

2015-08-08 19:24

Many Springbok supporters and people on their way to a wedding, had their long weekend plans upset by hour-long delays of at least one kulula flight.

Airlines call for fair competition

2015-05-08 20:00

A competitive market is a healthy one and FlySafair says its entry into the low-cost domestic market is proof of this.

Airplane graveyards

2014-03-01 11:13

What happens to a plane after it hits a building at OR Tambo?

Travel in 2014

2014-01-06 10:41

The travel sector faces turbulent times, according to Rob Baker's 22 predictions.

kulula introduces pre-paid seating option

2013-11-13 12:34

kulula has launched a new booking option - but could this be a step closer to the business model of low-cost European carrier Ryanair - notorious for charging for things that used to be free.

SAA files complaint over Kulula ad

South African Airways has filed an urgent complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority in response to Kulula's latest ad campaign. Watch.

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kulula insists passengers never in danger

2013-02-27 18:00

Low-cost airline kulula insists that passengers and crew were never in any danger after an engine failed on one of its aircraft at Cape Town International Airport.

Comair launches High Court SAA battle

2013-02-26 13:15

Comair Limited, operator of kulula and British Airways domestic services, is challenging national carrier SAA's R5bn government guarantee, stating its 20-year strategy plan defies the country's deregulation laws.


Ex-SAA CEO planning to take on SAA, Mango on own turf

2016-12-02 09:44

Fastjet is considering expanding in SA as CEO Nico Bezuidenhout evaluates growth opportunities for the unprofitable discount airline.

'Technical issue' blamed for kulula delays

2015-08-08 21:08

A technical problem has been given as the reason for hours of delays and frustration for people scheduled to travel on several kulula flights.

Budget airlines spread wings into shops

2015-06-30 10:50

Local budget airlines are increasingly teaming up with major retailers and rewards programmes to grow their potential pool of customers.

A braai in the sky? We think kulula has gone bonkers!

2014-04-01 08:00

To celebrate its home-grown roots, will host the first ever braai in the sky. Umm. We're not too sure how to feel about this.

Where airplanes go to die

2014-03-01 10:45

What happens to a plane after it hits a building at OR Tambo?

kulula's pre-seating option 'a rip-off'

2013-11-14 11:37

Low cost airline kulula is offering passengers the option of pre-booking a seat of their choice for a cost of R35. We asked our readers what they thought and most are not impressed.

11 BA planes grounded

2013-08-04 12:26

Eleven BA aircraft have been flying in South Africa with components that should have been replaced last year, a Johannesburg report says.

kulula launches controversial rebranding

2013-03-06 16:02

In what can be described as a bold move, kulula has all but hijacked SAA's recognisable branding for the proposed livery of their new fleet.

kulula engine trouble shuts runway

2013-02-27 15:29

kulula has confirmed that it is sending a replacement plane following an incident with one of its plane's engines at Cape Town International Airport.

SAA set to oppose 1time takeover

2013-01-24 12:47

South African Airways is to object to Fastjet Airlines' planned takeover of liquidated airline 1time, due to laws that ban majority ownership of local carriers.

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