An airline must not be a political football: Ex- SAA acting CEO

2017-11-09 12:31

If an airline is not operated on business merits, that can be one of its biggest stumbling blocks, Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO of fastjet tells Fin24.

Qatar Airways buys Cathay Pacific stake for $662m

2017-11-06 10:14

Qatar Airways has agreed to acquire a stake in Cathay Pacific Airways, a deal that would help it gain a foothold in the world’s second-biggest aviation market.

SAA cheers, experts jeer cash injection

2017-10-25 19:50

SAA says the cash injection announced in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's mini budget will go a long way to stabilise the airline financially and help restore the confidence.

SAA an 'embassy with wings that should not fail'

2017-10-23 05:00

It is time that South Africans realise the sale or collapse of SAA must not be an option, according to the former co-chair of a low cost airline.

SAA pilots relieved 'dark days' of Myeni are over

2017-10-19 20:45

The departure of SAA chair Dudu Myeni has come as "a welcome relief" to the South African Airways Pilot Association.

Mango pilot: Pay strike was our absolute last resort

2017-10-17 20:24

A Mango pilot has spoken to Fin24 about why pilots at the low-cost airline saw no other option than to go on strike - the first time they have taken this step.

Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL

2017-10-13 21:05

The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL - the airport code for the Finnish capital - for the last time.

SAA tables improved wage offer

2017-10-04 15:55

SAA says it has made good progress with the current wage negotiations dispute with labour unions represented at its maintenance subsidiary SAA Technical.

Complete collapse of SAA likely as debt grows, analyst warns

2017-10-02 11:12

There is no strategic benefit to having a national carrier and privatising SAA or parts of it is a sensible option, say analysts.

Iata award for Lufthansa

2017-09-28 15:31

The International Air Transport Association has presented Lufthansa with the Fast Travel Platinum Award for its mobile self-service solutions.


New Cape Town direct flight means R43m over 1st 5 months

2017-11-08 18:09

It is estimated that the tourism spend in the Western Cape over the first five months of the new direct Eurowings flight will be R43m.

'SAA can be saved'

2017-10-29 06:00

The five-year plan to pull SAA out of its nose dive will involve reducing the fleet, cutting routes, and consolidating SAA, Mango and SA Express.

FlySafair partners with consumer credit provider

2017-10-24 17:40

Low-cost airline FlySafair has partnered with consumer credit solutions provider, the RCS Group, to enable more South Africans take to the skies.

SAA deal not unfair - Airlink CEO

2017-10-22 19:17

The business model of Airlink as a franchisee of SAA is a clone of many successful regional feeder franchises around the world, says CEO Rodger Foster.

Lufthansa pleased with business uptake of more direct Cape Town flights

2017-10-17 20:52

The business potential of outbound traffic from Cape Town on Lufthansa's direct flights is forming a good complement to the inbound tourist focus during the summer season.

Building human capital crucial for airlines – expert

2017-10-14 08:00

The aviation industry in Africa must look at safety, increased connectivity, smarter regulation and fixing airlines’ financial health to attract the talent, says an expert.

Without skills, SA airlines face calamitous future - AASA CEO

2017-10-13 19:16

The demand for air transport to, from and within Africa is expected to double over the next 20 years, requiring more than 1 000 new aircraft in the combined African fleet.

More money won't fix SAA – Manuel

2017-10-03 14:27

Among the biggest problems at SAA are its poor cost structure and “self-evident” corporate governance issues, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

Lifeline for SAA on Citibank debt

2017-09-29 12:47

A day before it had to repay its debt to US lender Citibank, government has bailed out struggling national carrier South African Airways with R3bn.

Cape Town Air Access lines up new flights, expansions

2017-09-27 10:03

The team from Cape Town Air Access has lined up three new non-stop flights to Cape Town International and two expansions.

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