No plans – yet – to help South Africans stuck abroad get home during the coronavirus crisis

2020-03-22 11:05

There are no plans for special flights to repatriate South Africans abroad caught on the wrong side of flight cancellations yet, but the SA governments say it is in contact with authorities in other countries.

While other airlines are offering free rebookings due to Covid-19, at SAA ‘normal rules’ apply

2020-03-13 05:44

SAA’s business rescue practitioners previously said a global decline in travel due to coronavirus is set to worsen the situation at the carrier.

UPDATE: Here are all 12 flights British Airways, SAA, and Kulula have cancelled after a technical inspection – so far only for Tuesday

2019-10-22 09:09

Comair said it expected to see the impact of a Civil Aviation Authority audit of SAA Technical only on Tuesday, but whether the cancelled flights will resume on Wednesday is not clear.

Safair is giving away 365 days of free(ish) domestic flights – as long as you travel light

2019-05-03 13:38

A new competition from South African airline Safair promises one person "free" flights for a year – even though they won't be quite free, and probably won't want to take along a checked-in bag or anything.

Cathay Pacific accidentally sold R230,000 first class flights for R10,000

2019-01-03 14:10

Cathay Pacific Airways just gave potentially thousands of travellers a very auspicious start to 2019 indeed.

Avios is shutting its doors in South Africa – here's how to save your points

2018-11-28 16:24

Come 31 May 2019, the Avios Travel Rewards Programme will shut down in South Africa. Here is how to transfer your points to the British Airways Executive Club, or "bank" them with kulula – or lose them all if you do not act.

Sars says warnings it will cost R1,500 to bring your own laptop back into SA is a ‘hoax’ (but a TC01 form can only save time and trouble)

2018-05-28 17:51

Allegations that travellers have to fill out a DA65 form or risk paying a R1,500 fine are still spreading like wildfire – but Sars say it's a hoax. Still, a TC01 form may not be a bad idea.

SABC bosses fly in style with R5.6m travel bill in two years

2016-12-09 13:04

Despite cost curbing calls from the finance ministry, entities that report to the communications department spent a whopping R19m on travel over two years.

Airbus A350: Look up Joburg

2014-08-03 15:36

After a grim few weeks in the aviation industry, Johannesburg has been treated to a preview of the newest addition to the Airbus family.

Flight forced to divert after drunk woman demands 'cigarettes and a parachute'

2014-08-01 12:36

A plane was forced to divert when a drunk passenger threw her prosthetic leg at crew members and made unreasonable demands.

 

Mango, SAA, Kulula and British Airways are now offering free rebooking on flights due to coronavirus

2020-03-18 10:43

Embattled SAA cancelled 162 regional and international flights on Tuesday in light of new travel restrictions.

The Civil Aviation Authority says SAA and Comair must inspect all their aircraft for safety – but that it didn’t ground anybody

2019-10-22 11:59

The CAA said it ordered a "verification exercise" after picking up trouble in a sample of aircraft, but did not specify what that trouble is.

FNB eBucks members can now book domestic and international flights on the FNB app - and save up to 40%

2019-07-02 10:51

Minimum eBucks amounts will also no longer be required to qualify for discounts when booking flights.

Cape Town could finally be getting a direct flight to New York again this December – shaving four hours off travel time to the USA

2019-04-16 09:22

United Airlines plans to bring a direct flight between Cape Town and the US back – but only during the (South African) summer, at least to start with.

WATCH: UK drone pilot should expect many years in jail - MP

2018-12-21 09:19

One of Britain's busiest airports was forced to suspend all flights after reports of drones flying over the airfield, causing disruption for thousands of people just days before Christmas.

New flight launched

2018-10-31 15:37

British Airways on Tuesday officially launched a direct, non-stop flight between London’s Heathrow Airport and Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.

Editor's picks - 5 stylish ways to get you through the end-of-year slump

2017-10-20 16:46

Here's some Instagram swoon-worthy inspo.

Lufthansa says to avoid Iraqi air space for two days

2014-08-04 08:55

Lufthansa announced that they had decided to avoid Iraqi airspace altogether over the weekend.

Zuma forced to wait for flight, like the rest of us

2014-08-01 15:10

Next time you find yourself stranded due to flight delays/cancelations, remember this: even presidents get stranded at the airport on the odd occasion.

WHO advises no flight restrictions, low risk from Ebola - IATA

2014-07-31 13:28

The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak.

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