Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Low-cost airline, Fastjet says it is yet to get funding meant to keep it afloat beyond March this year.
Boeing research shows that takeoff and landing are the most dangerous part of an average flight. Almost half of fatal accidents occur when landing.
Following concerns over whether South African Airways would have been able to pay employees' salaries this month, it has now been confirmed that the embattled state-owned airline has the money available to do so - at least for January.
A question frequently asked since South African Airways was placed into business rescue in December last year is what would happen if the embattled state-owned airline were liquidated.
Getting South African Airways into fit-for-purpose shape would mean getting rid of its international business, claims a source with inside knowledge of the airline's operations and financial situation.
The privately-owned says it will operate under its own "4Z" flight code from June.
Airport and airline IT executives believe that the growing number of tech-savvy travellers will have the biggest impact on their digital plans over the next six years to 2025, says an IT provider to the air transport industry.
JetBlue Airways has said it will become the first large US airline to offset emissions from all of its domestic flights, aiming to become carbon neutral by July as pressure grows on the industry from climate change activists.
Boeing says another high-ranking executive working on the company's response to the 737 Max crisis will step down.
It is estimated 360 000 days per year are wasted annually on redundant cargo handling audits, according to IATA.
Captain Grant Back, chairperson of the SAA Pilots' Association, confirmed to Fin24 on that rumours about SAA intending to close its pilot base in Cape Town, were true.
Three people who were killed in a plane crash have been identified as part of the South African Civil Aviation Authority's flight inspection unit, it has been revealed.
Comair has made some strategic new appointments following a number of resignations, including of some long-serving directors.
While the South African aviation sector has faced its share of hurdles - not least the uncertainty around the future of flag carrier SAA - the rest of Africa has seen a strong performance, according to the International Air Transport Association.
SAA's decision to sell some of its aircraft has nothing to do with the voluntary business rescue process it is currently in, says the cash-strapped state-owned airline.
In 2020 Dubai-based Emirates will continue to leverage its partnerships to provide even more connectivity and value for its customers, says its president Sir Tim Clark.
As Comair announces yet more resignations, Fin24 looks back over the past year.
In early November concerns were raised at Comair's annual general meeting about the long tenure of some board members.
The International Air Transport Association recently published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990.
Boeing on Monday replaced its embattled chief executive Dennis Muilenburg, saying a change was needed as it attempts to restore its reputation amid the protracted 737 MAX crisis.
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