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Former acting CEO of the state-owned airline has been appointed the new head of the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa.
An Italian national carrying a South African passport has been barred from entering South Africa after arriving at OR Tambo International Airport on an unauthorised private chartered flight from Zimbabwe.
The state-owned airline's business rescue practitioners on March 25 lodged an application in Pretoria High Court for SAX be placed in provisional liquidation.
Comair, which operates kulula.com as well as British Airways under its SA licence, has begun a restructuring process.
South Africans must stop their unnecessary travelling, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula warned on Friday.
Reduced demand for travel has caused airlines to temporarily shutter operations as Covid-19 continues to spread and nations close borders.
By the end of May 2020 numerous airlines across the globe could be bankrupt, according to an analysis by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the already-embattled SAA will likely strengthen the hand of the airline's business rescue practitioners, says an economist.
While I won't be canceling my upcoming trips due to the spread of coronavirus, I still plan to take every precaution to reduce my exposure to germs.
The business rescue practitioners of SAA have circulated a number of drafts to relevant stakeholders for comment, Fin24 was told on Wednesday evening.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the SA airline industry could amount to 10.7 million fewer passengers transported, according to an industry body..
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is not convinced that there is “a genuine need” for Comair to retrench staff, the union said in a statement on Wednesday.
Salaries for March at embattled state-owned airline SAA were paid in full on Thursday, according to one of the joint business rescue practitioners, Siviwe Dongwana.
The struggling airline favored by the Pope has survived thus far on loans from the Italian government and failed investments from foreign airlines.
The German government has sent four chartered aircraft to evacuate 1 243 German nationals on the AIDAmira cruise ship in Cape Town.
Airports across the country have ramped up their hygiene practices, while other companies including AirBnB are reviewing their policies to minimise inconvenience to travellers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
SAA has already taken steps to reduce any potential impact caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the airline's spokesperson Tlali Tlali tells Fin24.
The business rescue practitioners of SAA contemplate that all 4 708 employees will be affected by notices sent out on Monday.
The coronavirus outbreak is a global crisis is testing the resilience of the airline industry, warns the CEO of the International Air Transport Association.
Private jet companies are reporting increased demand as the coronavirus outbreak prompts commercial airlines to cancel flights.
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