Zimbabwe owes airlines $196m in trapped funds, says authority

2019-07-10 16:12

Zimbabwe owes airlines about $196m that’s stuck in the country due to a shortage of hard currency, according to the International Air Transport Association.

ACSA down to 3-member board as corporate governance plagues SOE

2018-06-01 11:41

ACSA is run by a three-member board as Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has vowed to focus on restoring corporate governance at the entity.

FlySafair explains why Solidarity is wrong about pay rise

2016-06-02 07:24

FlySafair says Solidarity's views expressed in the media were "misleading and premature" after the trade union accused the low-cost airline of refusing to negotiate with pilots.

SAA cash crunch builds pressure for change

2016-01-13 06:35

SA is under increasing pressure to enforce changes at SAA after the carrier lost access to a short-term credit facility from Citigroup, exacerbating its weak financial position.

Singapore Airlines announces Tigerair takeover bid

2015-11-08 13:16

Singapore Airlines has announced a full takeover bid for its struggling budget carrier subsidiary Tigerair.

Budget Philippine carrier orders 16 planes

2015-06-16 14:08

Budget Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has ordered 16 turboprop planes from the France-based manufacturer in a deal worth $673m.

Treasury approves R6.5bn loan for SAA

2015-01-22 11:02

The latest move takes the total guarantees granted to the South African Airways to R14.4bn, the Treasury said in a statement.

SAA must beware of losing market share in Africa

2014-10-31 13:22

South African Airways must beware of losing market share on its regional routes in Africa, says a leading aviation specialist.

Airline industry a huge jobspinner

2014-05-27 21:13

Flying has become a commodity and the number of people supported by the airline industry is expected to double every 15 years, an Airbus director has told Fin24.

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.


'Dire' SA Express to resume Cape Town routes as part of financial turnaround

2019-01-11 12:52

SA Express will this weekend re-open its Cape Town and Walvis Bay routes, as the financially troubled airline, which was grounded last year, embarks on a path towards sustainability.

African airlines must partner up, says SAA CEO

2016-06-05 09:54

Chief executive officer of South African Airlines, Musa Zwane, wants to see more partnerships emerging among African airlines.

Comair to keep flying amid probe

2016-05-18 12:15

Comair has won a court ruling to continue flying in SA amid a legal investigation into whether the company breaches airline foreign-ownership limits.

Day 2 of Skywise grounding

2015-12-02 09:56

South Africans have slammed the open letter that Skywise wrote to President Jacob Zuma to ask him to intervene, after Acsa grounded them for not paying airport fees.

SAA to fight union request for info on job cuts

2015-08-05 18:27

SAA will oppose a court application by trade union Solidarity who wants the airline to disclose reasons for its retrenchment process.

South Africans need more airline satisfaction

2015-06-15 14:57

Local airlines have more satisfied customers than last year, but the industry was given the lowest customer satisfaction score, an index shows.

Healthy airline passenger demand

2015-01-09 08:23

The International Air Transport Association has announced global passenger traffic results, showing a continuation of the healthy demand trend of recent months.

Heathrow to sell regional airports for £1bn

2014-10-03 16:45

Heathrow Airport Holdings is set to sell three British airports for £1bn to a group including Ferrovial, Singaporean GIC and Australian bank Macquarie.

Airbus bets on SA for aviation boost

2014-05-27 15:53

South Africa and Ethiopia are among the 15 countries in the world Airbus has identified for their future strategic value to the airline industry, says Airbus.

SAA leadership rocked by scandal - again

2014-05-21 13:04

A call has been made for SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe to be investigated by the auditor general, but the CEO of the embattled airline says he's been expecting "sabotage".

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