Airline industry calls on blockades to be removed in SADC region
Airline industry calls on blockades to be removed in SADC region

Airline industry leaders and government officials have met to discuss pressures threatening the competitiveness and sustainability of carriers in the Southern African Development Community region...

3 days ago

SAA's in-flight magazine Sawubona scoops an award for the fourth consecutive year at World Travel Awards
SAA's in-flight magazine Sawubona scoops an award for the fourth consecutive year at World Travel Awards

Voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, the World Travel Awards serve as an accolade to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, including in-flight entertainment...

Issued by South African Airways 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

How IATA's NDC technology is changing travel distribution
How IATA's NDC technology is changing travel distribution

Ian Heywood, Travelport's global head of new distribution, recently addressed over 200 business leaders at Travelport LIVE Africa on the topic of New Distribution Capability, a technology standard launched by IATA that allows data to be transferred in a common way over the internet...

10 Oct 2018

Cape Town International Airport named Africa's leading airport
Cape Town International Airport named Africa's leading airport

Cape Town International Airport was named Africa's Leading Airport for the second consecutive year at the 25th World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony...

9 Oct 2018

Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year
Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year

Emirates has won the Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year, awarded by Airline Economics magazine...

8 Oct 2018

Comair records sky-high earnings for more than seven decades
Comair records sky-high earnings for more than seven decades

Against the odds of rising fuel prices, an impending recession and poor economic growth, Comair has recorded record earnings for the 72nd year in a row...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Oct 2018

Crossing time zones - What is jet lag and can you avoid it?
Crossing time zones - What is jet lag and can you avoid it?

Traversing time zones is especially risky for people who need to perform at their peak on arrival to conduct business negotiations or for musicians, and athletes because of jet lag. However, there are ways to lessen the effects...

Issued by Cheap International Flights 4 Oct 2018

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Utalk adds new languages to in-flight lessons

Language company Utalk has made its free in-flight language lessons on Emirates flights available in Arabic, Mandarin, German, and Spanish...

4 Oct 2018

Jumia partners Amadeus to launch flight marketplace in Africa
Jumia partners Amadeus to launch flight marketplace in Africa

Jumia is at it again in the expansion of its flights services, this time in partnership with Amadeus, a travel technology company...

3 Oct 2018

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Global passenger demand data shows strong climb for August

"The industry experienced continued strong traffic growth in August, putting the cap on a very good peak travel season."

2 Oct 2018

Germany, South Africa connect through Don't Trust the Border
Germany, South Africa connect through Don't Trust the Border

Lufthansa German Airlines, in partnership with Jessica Nupen's, has created a dynamic Tanztheater production, Don't Trust the Border - an international collaboration comprising German and South African artists...

1 Oct 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Someday I'll fly away
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Someday I'll fly away

Sometimes, all it takes is an unexpected statistic to show you that a tipping point has been reached. In September, three reports were published that rocked my worldview of the small island state of Malta...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 28 Sep 2018

Uber-Emirates partnership offers discounted rides in Dubai
Uber-Emirates partnership offers discounted rides in Dubai

Emirates and Uber have announced an exclusive partnership that will provide Emirates passengers visiting Dubai from select international countries with discounted airport rides...

27 Sep 2018

SA to pilot e-Visa in New Zealand
SA to pilot e-Visa in New Zealand

South Africa will pilot its e-Visa in New Zealand by April 2019 in a bid to improve efficiency of visa applications...

26 Sep 2018

Travelling SA minors still need unabridged birth certificates
Travelling SA minors still need unabridged birth certificates

South African minors will still be required to present unabridged birth certificates (UBC) when travelling, and will still be required to prove parental consent as required by the Children's Act...

25 Sep 2018

Emirates expands on inflight entertainment, launches food and wine channel
Emirates expands on inflight entertainment, launches food and wine channel

Emirates has launched its own food and wine channels comprising a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its onboard menus...

20 Sep 2018

Cape Town Air Access named destination marketing runner-up at World Routes 2018
Cape Town Air Access named destination marketing runner-up at World Routes 2018

Cape Town Air Access was shortlisted following their win at Routes Africa 2018, where the team was awarded best destination marketing award as well as the overall Routes Africa award...

19 Sep 2018

Celebrate spring in style: Gift your loved ones using SAA Voyager Miles and NetFlorist
Celebrate spring in style: Gift your loved ones using SAA Voyager Miles and NetFlorist

South African Airways (SAA) has announced a brand-new partnership for SAA Voyager, Africa's most popular frequent flyer loyalty programme, with NetFlorist, South Africa's largest floral gifting service...

Issued by South African Airways 13 Sep 2018

Boarding on time - How our airlines stack up
Boarding on time - How our airlines stack up

Globally, airlines are judged by their punctuality, and airlines that don't adhere to strict punctuality guidelines create chaos with flight schedules and are heavily penalised...

Issued by SA Airlines 10 Sep 2018

South African Airways increases Luanda frequency for a seamless travel experience
South African Airways increases Luanda frequency for a seamless travel experience

SAA has increased frequency to Luanda, Angola, creating a seamless travel experience for customers travelling to various destinations on the SAA network on all continents...

Issued by South African Airways 10 Sep 2018

Are airlines 'schedule padding' to avoid delays?
Are airlines 'schedule padding' to avoid delays?

Are the demands of customers putting so much pressure on an airline's performance that they are being forced to lie to us to keep passengers placated?...

Issued by Cheap International Flights 7 Sep 2018

IATA releases global air transport statistics for 2017
IATA releases global air transport statistics for 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its industry performance statistics for 2017, which reflects annual air passenger numbers exceeding four billion for the first time globally...

7 Sep 2018

IATA records positive growth on July passenger demand
IATA records positive growth on July passenger demand

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger demand for July, with all regions reporting positive growth...

31 Aug 2018

Catching a flight could soon be as easy as ordering an Uber
Catching a flight could soon be as easy as ordering an Uber

Rising consumer demands will soon drive disruption of air travel, says Kirby Gordon, head of sales and distribution at FlySafair...

By Kirby Gordon 27 Aug 2018

SA Express will soon be taking to the skies again
SA Express will soon be taking to the skies again

Domestic flights in South Africa should be back to full complement with the reinstatement of SA Express which offers a feeder network to domestic flight destinations...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector
#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector

South Africa's retail travel sector employs around 9,000 people, 73% of which are female. This is according to a 2017 industry assessment by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents ...

7 Aug 2018

Travelling with kids? Home Affairs tables changes to unabridged birth certificate legislation
Travelling with kids? Home Affairs tables changes to unabridged birth certificate legislation

As part of a drive to modernise their processes, Home Affairs have dropped the need for children to travel with unabridged birth certificates - but only if both parents are listed in the child's passport...

Issued by SA Airlines 7 Aug 2018

UK airports are developing tech to ease the liquid ban
UK airports are developing tech to ease the liquid ban

The days of decanting your shampoo and conditioner into 100ml bottles to be able to board an international flight may be coming to an end...

Issued by Cheap International Flights 7 Aug 2018

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Fastjet offers more value for everyone

Fastjet will include the first item of checked luggage as well as a snack and/or refreshment in all tickets sold...

6 Aug 2018

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