ARTICLES RELATING TO AVIATION

Fastjet still to get lifeline beyond March 2020

2020-01-27 20:38

Low-cost airline, Fastjet says it is yet to get funding meant to keep it afloat beyond March this year.

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Relief as SAA is able to pay workers their January salaries

2020-01-24 14:59

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.

SAA uncertainty: What you need to know if you have a ticket or intend to buy one

2020-01-21 08:15

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.

Get rid of international business to save SAA - expert

2020-01-16 20:05

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.

Airlink redefines SAA partnership, plans to exclusively use own flight code from June

2020-01-16 14:49

The privately-owned says it will operate under its own "4Z" flight code from June.

African airports can leapfrog to satisfy tech savvy passenger demands - expert

2020-01-09 19:20

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.

We'll be carbon neutral by July, says US airline JetBlue

2020-01-06 18:41

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's key legal adviser on 737 Max crisis to retire

2019-12-28 19:45

Boeing says another high-ranking executive working on the company's response to the 737 Max crisis will step down.

Iata launches new cargo handling programme

2019-12-28 17:51

It is estimated 360 000 days per year are wasted annually on redundant cargo handling audits, according to IATA.

 

SAA pilot base in Cape Town safe - for now

2020-01-26 08:48

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.

George plane crash: First black captain of SA aviation authority's flight inspection unit killed

2020-01-24 15:38

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 appoints 4 new board members after old guard exits

2020-01-21 20:57

Comair has made some strategic new appointments following a number of resignations, including of some long-serving directors.

While African aviation flies high, South Africa burdened by slow growth, SAA struggles

2020-01-21 06:00

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: Selling of aircraft has nothing to do with business rescue - we're accommodating a new fleet

2020-01-16 17:38

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.

Emirates looks ahead at 2020

2020-01-09 19:38

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.

Our board is not compromised, Comair hits back as more directors exit

2020-01-09 17:30

As Comair announces yet more resignations, Fin24 looks back over the past year.

Long-standing Comair director Rodney Sacks resigns

2019-12-31 14:59

In early November concerns were raised at Comair's annual general meeting about the long tenure of some board members.

Aviation: Carbon emissions per passenger down 50% - IATA

2019-12-28 18:02

The International Air Transport Association recently published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990.

Boeing CEO steps down

2019-12-23 16:30

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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