ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

Tshwane's 'unlawful' reappointment of airport managers threatens to ground Wonderboom

2019-08-18 09:38

Still reeling from a damning R5bn irregular expenditure finding from the Auditor General, the City of Tshwane has reappointed a service provider to run the Wonderboom National Airport in spite of warnings by its legal and supply chain management departments.

Dutch airline KLM apologised after a tweet telling followers you're more likely to survive a plane crash if you're sitting at the back

2019-07-18 14:29

KLM's verified Twitter account in India shared the information as part of its #TuesdayTrivia competition. Both the account and KLM then apologised.

SA Civil Aviation Authority continues wide-ranging investigation into potential security breach

2019-07-12 06:00

The investigation into a possible cyber hack at the SA Civil Aviation Authority, discovered a few days ago, is still underway, says spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba.

SA Civil Aviation Authority launches investigation into possible cyber hack

2019-07-08 16:02

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has launched an internal investigation after it noticed some of its ICT systems did not launch and operate normally.

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.

'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.

 

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.

3 reforms that will maximize aviation benefits in SA - report

2019-07-13 08:00

In 2017, 20.9 million passenger journeys were made to, from and within South Africa, with aviation and tourism representing US$9.4bn in gross value added.

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.

Stowaway who fell from plane in London could have snuck onto earlier flight from JHB - reports

2019-07-06 17:54

A Kenyan stowaway who fell from a plane in London could have snuck onto an earlier flight from Johannesburg, according to reports.

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.

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.

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