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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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FlySafair granted domestic scheduled passenger licence

Safair recently announced the news that the Air Services Licencing Council (ASLC) have granted FlySafair a domestic air service licence for the operation of domestic scheduled flights. This is in addition to the international and domestic unscheduled licence that it held for almost 50 years, providing aviation services both domestically and locally.

17 Apr 2014 11:32

Air Seychelles domestic fleet to arrive mid-2014

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, recently announced that two of the three aircraft it has ordered from Canada's Viking Air will arrive in mid-2014, one year ahead of schedule.

11 Apr 2014 10:00

Kenya Airways, kulula.com announce codeshare agreement

Kenya Airways and kulula announced a bilateral code share agreement to seamlessly connect the carriers' networks via OR Tambo International Airport.

10 Apr 2014 13:55

kulula hosted first ever braai in the sky

kulula really did host the first ever braai in the sky...and that's no April Fools' Day joke!

2 Apr 2014 12:04

kulula hosts first ever braai in the sky

South Africa's favourite airline have announced another world-first service in air travel. To celebrate its home-grown roots, kulula.com will now partake in South Africa's favourite past time and host the first ever braai in the sky.

1 Apr 2014 09:57

Comair orders eight Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Comair has announced an order for eight Boeing 737 MAX 8s, making it the first African airline operator to order the new 737 MAX.

24 Mar 2014 13:39

SAA takes delivery of new aircraft

South African Airways (SAA) has taken delivery of two new A320 aircraft, bringing the number of narrow bodied aircraft to join the fleet, to six, this year.

13 Mar 2014 11:26

SAA considers pilot programme to develop future pilots

National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is investigating the possibility of using the in-flight relief pilot programme as a meaningful way of developing future pilots.

4 Mar 2014 06:00

Rise of the smaller airlines

At the start of this year I made 22 predictions for travel in South Africa, one of which was that I expected a new airline to start up. This prediction is coming true, but in a completely unexpected way.

By Rob Baker 24 Feb 2014 10:21

SAA continues to cut losses‚ but further bail-out 'crucial'

Struggling South African Airways (SAA) will report a smaller loss in the year to end-March despite the ravaging effects of the weaker rand on fuel costs‚ the state-owned airline's chief executive‚ Monwabisi Kalawe said recently.

By Linda Ensor 21 Feb 2014 06:21

SAA's new plan will not put an end to the farce

South African Airways (SAA) has a new plan. No, not that plan, not last year's plan, or the preceding plan, or the succession of failed plans since the airline industry was nationalised in 1934, but a new one. There is nothing new in the plan, but it is a new plan. It is, as before, a special kind of plan, not for what will happen, but for what will not happen.

By Leon Louw 20 Feb 2014 10:18

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was hijacked on Monday (17 February) and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.

18 Feb 2014 11:49

Learners invited to KZN air festival

As part of the vision to bring aviation to the people, the event organisers of the Durban Land, Sea and Air Festival and pilots will spend time teaching approximately 1,500 learners from Durban and surrounds about career opportunities in the world of aviation. The Festival is taking place from 20-23 March at the Virginia Airport in Durban and is free to the public.

17 Feb 2014 11:18

Comair's after tax profitability leaves room for improvement

Comair has announced continued profitability for the interim period leading up to December 2013. Revenue grew by 23% to R2.96 billion (2012: R2.41 billion) and headline earnings per share grew to 34.3 cents (2012: 16.4 cents). Cash generation was strong, resulting in a healthy cash balance of R695 million.

14 Feb 2014 13:27

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