Comair vows to find speedy resolution for Numsa dispute

2018-12-14 19:45

SA aviation group Comair says it is "working around the clock" to find a speedy resolution to a dispute with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

US Airlines shopping for more bomb-sniffing canines - as dogs do 'heck of a job'

2018-12-12 19:15

"No piece of technology has truly been able to match the sensitivity or reliability of man’s best friend," Chris Daniels, vice president for corporate strategy at Global K9 Protection Group LLC, wrote in a 2018 article.

The Sunday Read: New Mango acting CEO will 'give it everything' she's got

2018-11-18 13:25

Fin24 spoke to Marelize Labuschagne, the new acting CEO of SA's state-owned low-cost airline Mango, about the way forward.

Cathay Pacific non-stop flight from CT to HK offers business, leisure opportunities

2018-11-15 15:46

The new Cathay Pacific route between Cape Town and Hong Kong brings more opportunities for business, investment, travel and trade, says Wesgro CEO Tim Harris.

New direct flight to Cape Town expected to unlock economic opportunities

2018-10-29 21:10

After an absence of 19 years, Austrian Airlines returns to SA with a seasonal direct flight between Vienna and Cape Town.

Limiting free trade will clip aviation's wings - report

2018-10-16 18:02

Protectionist policies could lead to 12 million job losses and $1.2trn less in economic activity supported by air transport, warns a new report.

What Southern African airlines need to compete - expert

2018-10-12 21:34

Airlines in Southern Africa are expected to report a collective loss of $300m this year, estimates the Airline Association of Southern Africa.

SA flight route among top 10 busiest in the world - report

2018-10-02 19:49

With 31 914 flights in 2017, the route between Cape Town and Johannesburg was the 9th busiest between two airports in the world last year.

No decisions yet on disposal of assets - SAA

2018-09-26 17:40

There have been no decisions made about disposing of any SAA entities in order to help the embattled state-owned airline, SAA claims.


African airlines expected to report $300m net loss in 2019 - Iata

2018-12-12 22:04

African airlines are expected to report a $300m net loss in 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association.

SA 'not cheap, but still value for money'

2018-11-24 15:50

SA is not a cheap destination for international travellers, but it still offers value for money, says the general manager of Lufthansa for Southern Africa.

5 questions: Mango's acting CEO on SA aviation and Mango's route ahead

2018-11-18 08:57

Marelize Labuschagne, new acting CEO of low-cost state-owned airline Mango, answers questions about the aviation industry and her strategy to ensure success.

Lufthansa reduces planned growth for 2019

2018-11-13 16:01

Lufthansa Group has achieved EBIT of €2.4bn for the first nine months of 2018 – a 7.7% decline on the prior-year period which is primarily attributable to the integration costs at Eurowings.

Comair in new aerotech joint venture

2018-10-25 16:34

Private SA airline Comair and IT company Infinea have entered into a joint venture to launch a new SA aerotech company called Nacelle.

How opening Africa's air travel could lead to jobs, GDP boom

2018-10-14 16:00

Restrictive visa regimes flourish in Africa and it is easier for Europeans to travel around Africa than it is for Africans themselves, says an aviation expert. But research shows that if any 12 key markets in Africa had open air services, an additional $1.3bn would be added to the GDP of those countries.

Comair recognised as a top employer

2018-10-09 14:47

SA aviation group Comair has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in employee conditions.

Why African governments must stop seeing aviation as an elite sector - report

2018-10-03 11:25

Governments in Africa must alter their historical view of aviation as a specialised or elite sector and begin to see it as a strategic asset, says a new report.

African airlines post 2nd fastest growth rate

2018-10-01 18:22

African airlines posted the second fastest growth rate in the world in August, according to a report issued by the International Air Transport Association.

Emirates denies plans to take over Etihad

2018-09-20 18:42

Dubai's Emirates Airline has denied reports it is in talks to acquire struggling Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad.

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