ARTICLES RELATING TO AIRLINES

Airlines mum ahead of closed-door talks on Boeing's grounded Max

2019-05-22 20:53

Executives from some of the world's largest airlines will gather for a private meeting Thursday to discuss Boeing's 737 Max at the same time global regulators convene as well.

Boeing Max may be grounded in Indonesia beyond this year

2019-05-21 19:26

Indonesia has signalled it may ground Boeing's 737 Max until next year, underscoring the challenges faced by the US plane maker as it races to get its fastest-selling jet back in the air after two fatal crashes.

Falling confidence hits African airlines' international business

2019-05-12 06:00

The upward trend in African airlines' international passenger travel demand has softened since mid-2018, according to the International Air Transport Association.

SAA launches direct service to China's 'manufacturing hub'

2019-05-05 14:38

South African Airways will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on September 18, 2019.

Safair is giving away 365 days of free(ish) domestic flights – as long as you travel light

2019-05-03 13:38

A new competition from South African airline Safair promises one person "free" flights for a year – even though they won't be quite free, and probably won't want to take along a checked-in bag or anything.

African countries still hesitant about open skies – expert

2019-04-26 09:29

Some African countries are still hesitant about having a Single African Air Transport Market agreement, says the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

Gupta-wedding airline Jet Airways waits for buyer as rivals muscle in on territory

2019-04-23 21:27

A revival of Jet Airways India, once the nation's biggest carrier by market value, is at risk as days roll by since its operations were completely halted.

Cathay Pacific says its staff has been stealing large amounts of ice cream, cutlery and wet wipes

2019-04-23 18:43

Cathay Pacific Airways is now having random flight inspections for crew members.

Boeing Dreamliner Plant 'plagued by shoddy production' - NYT

2019-04-21 21:45

Boeing's factory in North Charleston, S.C. has faced problems with production and oversight that create a safety threat, the New York Times reports.

Ethiopian Air pilots said to follow protocol on 737 Max flight

2019-04-03 15:22

Pilots on the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed last month followed protocol set by plane maker Boeing as they tried to save the 737 Max jet, claims a person familiar with the situation.

 

Erik Venter bids Comair farewell

2019-05-21 20:54

The Comair board has announced that CEO Erik Venter has resigned from the company to pursue his own interests.

Aviation supports 6.2 million jobs in Africa

2019-05-18 18:45

The aviation industry supports $55.8bn of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs in Africa, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Air access important if SA wants 5 million more tourists - official

2019-05-05 17:57

Air access is very important if SA wants to deliver on the goal of attracting 5 million more tourists by 2021, says the head of global trade for SA Tourism.

Civil Aviation Authority to continue with CemAir audit

2019-05-03 18:15

The SA Civil Aviation Authority has reviewed the judgment by the Civil Aviation Appeal Committee following an appeal brought against the SACAA by CemAir.

SA aviation leader honoured with lifetime award

2019-04-26 20:01

Airlines Association of Southern African CEO Chris Zweigenthal was honoured with the 2019 Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Award in recognition of his contribution to the air transport industry.

Better air links needed to unlock Africa’s potential – Wesgro CEO

2019-04-25 14:10

Better air connectivity within Africa is vital to unlock the continent's economic potential, according to Tim Harris, CEO of the Western Cape's investment and trade promotion agency Wesgro.

Numsa, Comair await Labour Court as talks deadlock

2019-04-23 21:03

Numsa has yet again met with the management of Comair in an attempt to resolve the issue of salary discrepancies.

Gupta-wedding airline suspends flights due to financial troubles

2019-04-23 15:19

Jet Airways, used by the Gupta brothers to charter hundreds of its guests from India to a family wedding at Sun City in May 2013, has suspended all flights due to financial troubles.

Cape Town could finally be getting a direct flight to New York again this December – shaving four hours off travel time to the USA

2019-04-16 09:22

United Airlines plans to bring a direct flight between Cape Town and the US back – but only during the (South African) summer, at least to start with.

737-family is safe - Boeing vice president

2019-03-27 21:00

The Boeing 737 and 737-family is a safe, says the vice president of product development at Boeing.

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