Uber Air could see SA shoppers flying to malls via skyports, says exec

2018-10-19 12:14

'Imagine the traffic you will miss if you just jumped into an Uber Air. And it will be completely based on renewable energy,' says Uber executive Shavaye Govender.

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.

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.

WATCH: Light aircraft flies into zipline at Sun City resort

2018-09-28 15:40

A light aircraft has flown into a zipline at the Sun City Resort in the North West. Watch.

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.

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.

Qatar Airways files $69m loss amid Gulf crisis

2018-09-18 20:55

Qatar Airways has posted a net loss of over $69m in the year to March 2018, blaming the "illegal blockade" against Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of countries.

Comair launches tech joint venture

2018-09-13 17:51

Continuing its diversification, Comair has entered a joint venture with an IT company and acquired a leadership development consultancy firm.

 

SAA blocks 2 suspicious passengers from boarding plane after recent mid-flight theft

2018-10-18 11:52

South African Airways has confirmed that two passengers have been denied entry to one of its flights, following a recent theft during a flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong.

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.

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.

Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

2018-09-29 07:52

The airline operating a flight that crashed into a Pacific lagoon says 1 man is missing, after earlier saying all 47 passengers and crew had safely evacuated the sinking plane.

WATCH: Passenger plane crash lands in Pacific lagoon

2018-09-28 09:24

Everybody on a Boeing 737 has survived a crash landing in a Pacific lagoon, with boats helping to rescue more than 40 people from the half-submerged aircraft.

WATCH: King Shaka airport a hive of activity as bees ground plane

2018-09-26 15:40

The King Shaka International Airport in Durban was abuzz with flying creatures of a different kind after a swarm of bees moved into an aircraft engine.

Mauritius should continue to focus on aviation as strategic enabler - IATA

2018-09-19 21:57

The International Air Transport Association has called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of economic and social development.

Comair flies high after efficiency strategy pays off

2018-09-18 19:08

Comair CEO Erik Venter talks to Fin24 about the record earnings for the financial year ended June 30 2018, despite challenging trade conditions.

'Stressed, weeping' pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash: inquiry

2018-08-27 21:28

An investigation into a deadly plane crash at Nepal's international airport has blamed the captain who wept and suffered an emotional breakdown during the flight after his skills had been questioned, according to a leaked draft of the report.

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