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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Shares in Comair rose more than 10% after the airline said on Tuesday (11 February) that it had decided to pay an interim dividend of 5c a share‚ not something it ordinarily does.
By Max Gebhardt 13 Feb 2014 10:44
OR Tambo International Airport was thrown into chaos on Tuesday night (11 February) when several aircraft were grounded or refused permission to land because the runway lights were not working.
13 Feb 2014 10:28
British Airways recently brought together the best of Britain and South Africa at 30,000 feet over Joburg to showcase how its GBP5 billion investment is benefitting customers.
11 Feb 2014 12:27
Hapless and helpless, South Africa's struggling national carrier awaits news on a state cash injection vital to stay in the skies, but which shows up its inability to make money.
3 Feb 2014 11:29
Airline operator Comair said on Wednesday (29 January) its earnings per share and headline earnings per share for first six months of its 2013 financial year would be almost double what it produced in the corresponding period the year before.
By Max Gebhardt 30 Jan 2014 10:32
South Africa's national carrier, SAA, reported a loss of R1.2bn before tax in results for 2012 and 2013, published months late.
30 Jan 2014 08:47
Air Seychelles officially announced the resignation of its chief executive officer, Cramer Ball.
29 Jan 2014 16:07
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