Star Alliance signs partnership agreement to enhance passenger experience

2019-07-28 15:02

Airline alliance Star Alliance and IT and NEC Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to develop a biometric data-based identification platform.

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout on his plans for the airline

2019-07-11 06:00

Nico Bezuidenhout, who returns to low-cost airline Mango as CEO on October 1, tells Fin24 he wants to make an informed decision on the course of action going forward.

Cathay Pacific re-launches popular non-stop seasonal flight from Cape Town

2019-07-03 18:52

Cathay Pacific will re-introduce its seasonal non-stop flight between Cape Town and Hong Kong, starting in November 2019 and ending in February 2020.

SAA leases new state-of-the-art aircraft

2019-07-02 18:08

SAA is introducing the latest technology, available in ultra-long-haul aircraft, on nonstop flights between Johannesburg and New York.

'Exorbitant' amount of jet fuel signed off in SA Express contract, inquiry hears

2019-06-24 21:46

The procurement process for the supply of jet fuel at the Pilanesberg airport in 2017 were probed by the Zondo Commission into state capture on Monday.

New tech to improve air passengers' flying experience - industry

2019-06-17 19:20

With air passengers expected to double by 2037, the aviation industry is looking to leverage off new technology and ideas to ease the burden of the transition for airlines.

Slowing demand, rising costs squeezing airline profits - report

2019-06-15 16:29

Slowing demand and rising costs are squeezing airline profits, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association.

Jobs, money from extra direct Cape Town flights - expert

2019-06-15 11:03

Every single extra aircraft that lands in Cape Town means more jobs and additional funds for the region, an aviation consultant tells Fin24.

'All you need is your face': Here's how paperless travel could look in future

2019-06-14 06:00

Barriers to travel are holding back growth, explains an expert of the International Air Transport Association.

How airlines are dealing with 6.1m tonnes of cabin waste per year

2019-06-11 07:45

In 2018 airlines generated an estimated total of about 6.1m tonnes of cabin waste, of which between 20% and 30% was untouched food and drink, according to the International Air Transport Association.


BMF objects to white male appointed as Mango CEO

2019-07-05 17:13

The Black Management Forum condemns the appointment of Nico Bezuidenhout as CEO of state-owned low-cost airline Mango.

Nico Bezuidenhout will return to Mango Airlines as permanent CEO

2019-07-03 17:05

Mango's board has appointed Nico Bezuidenhout as permanent CEO with effect from October 1, 2019. Bezuidenhout was the founding CEO of Mango Airlines.

Gordhan: 5 reasons behind SAA's huge losses

2019-06-26 22:01

From state capture to debt and red tape, there are five main reasons why SAA has suffered over a decade of losses, says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Former exec stands by one decision regarding BnP's role at SAA, inquiry hears

2019-06-18 23:42

A former chief financial officer of SAA has told the judicial inquiry into state capture that, knowing what she knows now, she still stands by one of the decisions made at the time regarding BnP Capital.

'The more people connected through flying, the greater the benefits' - CEO

2019-06-17 13:57

Increasing protectionism or isolating political agendas threaten to compromise the value the global aviation industry creates, the CEO of the International Air Transport Association warned.

SA aviation: A tale of 2 airline industries, says CEO

2019-06-15 13:27

That there are essentially two sets of airline performances in Southern Africa, and there are clear differences between those that are privately owned and those that are not, the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa tells Fin24.

Biometrics are the future in travel - if the industry can coordinate, warns CEO

2019-06-15 08:00

A fragmented approach to using biometric tech in aviation and travel means it might not reach its full potential, warns the CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Airlines battling drunk, smoking, violent passengers

2019-06-12 13:16

The International Air Transport Association says it is concerned about a growing trend of unruly passenger incidents, which is becoming more frequent and more severe.

Jarana's leadership at SAA brought much-needed confidence - airline body

2019-06-08 14:03

The Board of Airline Representatives South Africa is surprised and disappointed about the recent resignation of SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana. Jarana, will on Monday, be replaced by new interim CEO Zuks Ramasia.

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