IRU media award is now open for entries

IRU's media award that recognises significant contributions from the media to the transport sector is currently open for entries. Journalists from across the globe are eligible for the award and the winner will be offered free registration to the IRU World Congress in Muscat, Oman. Articles or...

2 days ago

Mango Airlines wins Generation Next award

Mango Airlines has been named the coolest low-cost airline brand by the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards. The Generation Next awards started in 2004 and is now the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour survey. It polls 12,000 youths aged between eight and 23....

3 days ago

Port of Ngqura welcomes MV Seaspan Felixstowe container vessel

Port of Ngqura has welcomed the MV Seaspan Felixstowe container vessel on its first call to the port. The vessel will visit the port on a weekly basis, entering the port every Saturday and leaving it again every Sunday. MV Seaspan Felixstowe will be sailing from the Port of Durban to the Port...

13 Jun 2018

Ethiopian Airlines starts services to Chicago

Ethiopian Airlines has added Chicago to its global network list. The inaugural flight to Chicago was announced at a ceremony held at the VIP Salon of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The flight is the airline's fourth destination in the US and the seventh in the Americas.

13 Jun 2018

Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways enter reciprocal agreement

Kenya Airways and Air Mauritius have expanded on their existing codeshare by engaging in a reciprocal agreement. In addition to its codeshare on the thrice-weekly flights operated by Air Mauritius to Nairobi and vice versa, Air Mauritius will now codeshare on all Kenya Airways operated flights...

11 Jun 2018

Ethiopian Airlines bags performance award for seventh time

Ethiopian Airlines was awarded the 2017 Airline Reliability Performance Award for the seventh year in a row. The award is from Bombardier Aerospace. The Airline Reliability Performance Award acknowledges operators of Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and Q Series turboprops who have achieved...

4 Jun 2018

Etihad's Atlas wins two Communicator Awards

Etihad Airways' in-flight magazine Atlas won two awards at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards. The magazine came out on top in the Design Features - Photography and Design Features - Overall Design categories. The Communicator Awards recognise creative excellence and innovation in global...

21 May 2018

Eurowings adds long-haul flight to portfolio

Eurowings has added a new long-haul flight between Windhoek and Munich to its portfolio. The long-haul flight can be booked through www.eurowings.com or through the Eurowings app. The first flight for the route was completed on 8 May 2018 with an Airbus 330 long-haul jet....

9 May 2018

Hapag-Lloyd establishes new office in Tema

Hapag-Lloyd recently opened a new office Tema, Ghana, where it will manage most of its operational activities in West Africa. The transportation company established a connection from West Africa to Europe through two services. The services are the West Africa Express and the Mediterranean West...

8 May 2018

Boeing will acquire KLX Inc. for further service growth

Boeing has entered a definitive agreement to acquire KLX Inc. for $4.25bn. The acquisition will strengthen Boeing's services business and will include KLX Inc.'s Aerospace Solutions Group. The agreement is made of an all-cash transaction for $63 per share and the assumption of approximately...

8 May 2018

DHL unveils new Boeing 737-400F

DHL has extended its service offering in Southern Africa with the launch of a new Boeing 737-400F cargo aircraft that will operate between South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. The aircraft is DHL's fourth Boeing 737-400F in its sub-Saharan Africa air network. The Boeing 737-400F will carry out...

17 Apr 2018

Alitalia returns to SA

Italian airline Alitalia's return to OR Tambo International Airport after 17 years of absence has been welcomed by South African Tourism. Alitalia will operate on the Rome-to-Johannesburg route four times a week with travellers having the choice of Magnifica business class, premium economy, and...

11 Apr 2018

Turkish Airlines bags three at TripAdvisor awards

Turkish Airlines has come out on top in three categories at the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards. The airline was named 'Best Economy Class in Europe', 'Best Business Class in Europe', and received the 'Major Airline in Europe' accolade. The awards are based on the quantity and...

11 Apr 2018

Fastjet first quarter on-time performance is 90%

Fastjet has recorded an on-time performance of 90% for the first quarter of 2018. Fastjet operates in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. A recent survey conducted among the airline's passengers indicated an increase in customer satisfaction levels with 83% of respondents...

10 Apr 2018

CT, DBN airports awarded at 2018 Skytrax

Two of Airports Company South Africa's (ACSA) airports were acknowledged at the 2018 Skytrax Awards, which were announced in in Stockholm, Sweden recently. Cape Town International Airport was awarded first place in the category for Best Airport in Africa for the third consecutive year, while King...

29 Mar 2018

WDL Aviation is now a BARIG member

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) has included WDL Aviation as one of its members. The BARIG represents the interests of around 100 national and international airlines from the passenger, cargo, and tourism sectors. WDL Aviation was established in 1974 and operates a...

27 Mar 2018

Fastjet picks up Best Value Airline in Africa award

Fastjet was awarded the Best Value Airline in Africa award at the 2018 Air Transport Awards on 5 March 2018. The award follows Fastjet winning the Skytrax World Airline Awards' Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa award and the World Travel Awards' Leading African Low-Cost Carrier honours in...

7 Mar 2018

Singita creates new partner airline

Singita has unveiled Grumeti Air; the conservation company's new partner airline that will provide a connection to its lodges and camps in the Serengeti, Tanzania. The airline's flights will be just over an hour, flying directly from Arusha to Singita Sasakwa Lodge through Kilimanjaro. The...

2 Mar 2018

Cemair's AMO suspension has been withdrawn

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has revoked the suspension of Cemair's Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) approval. The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has also withdrawn the grounding of Cemair's Dash-8 Q400. The aircraft will operate on selected domestic...

27 Feb 2018

Turkish Airlines creates its 52nd African destination

Turkish Airlines is establishing a new flight to Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 24 February 2018. The new flight makes it the airline's 52nd African destination. The trip between Freetown's Lungi International Airport and Istanbul Atatürk International Airport operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays via...

22 Feb 2018

Swiss Air Lines bestows Chantel Dartnall with culinary award

Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has awarded chef Chantel Dartnall with its Swiss Culinary Innovation Award. The award was presented by the airline and the JHP Gourmet Guide. Swiss, the JHP Gourmet Guide, and select media amalgamated to congratulate Dartnall and to experience her five-course...

8 Feb 2018

Ethiopian Airlines to include a new daily flight

Ethiopian Airlines is introducing a third daily flight between Johannesburg and Addis Ababa from 1 April 2018. A Boeing 737-800 with 138 seats in economy and 15 seats in business class will handle the new flight. The flight is already added to the airline's booking system and reservations...

6 Feb 2018

Engen, DSV reach 20,000 milestone for parcels

Engen and DSV Global Transport and Logistics have reached a milestone of over 20,000 parcels for its 65 DSV Bybox lockers at Engen service stations in South Africa. DSV ByBox is an automated parcel locker that offers the public a way of receiving and sending parcels. The parcels that are...

22 Jan 2018

Ethiopian Airlines, Zambian government join forces for Zambia Airways re-launch

Ethiopian Airlines and the government of Zambia have partnered together to re-launch Zambia Airways and to establish Lusaka as an aviation hub for Southern Africa. The partnership was completed after a shareholder agreement between the airline and the Zambian government. Ethiopian Airlines will...

18 Jan 2018

Denel affirms cash dilemma

Denel has confirmed its cash crisis and acknowledged that it was defaulting on supplier payments and 13th cheques to its employees. Denel CEO Zwalekhe Ntshepe has stated in a meeting with organised labour that the company is involved with stakeholders and the government to avoid a situation of...

14 Dec 2017

DHL to sponsor 2018 Confex

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2018 E-Commerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition (Confex). The 2018 DHL Confex will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 14-15 March 2018. The DHL Confex brings together stakeholders in the...

12 Dec 2017

Boeing, Turkish Airlines celebrate its first 777 Freighter

Boeing and Turkish Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777 Freighter; the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter. The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200 LR (Longer Range) passenger aeroplane and can fly 9,070km with a full payload of 102,000kg. The...

11 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines launches mobile app

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new mobile app that consists of simplified flight booking and management for its customers. Users of the app will be able to book flights, do flight check-ins, issue boarding pass/self-board flights, check the status of flights, get arrival/departure times of ET...

7 Dec 2017

Lufthansa lands its first five Starhansa flight

Lufthansa has landed its first five Starhansa flight in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 December 2017. The five Starhansa model derives from the airline receiving a five-star certification from Skytrax. The accomplishment makes it the first European airline to receive the certification.

7 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines to tie-up Buenos Aires with Africa

Ethiopian Airlines is to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective March 8, 2018. The newly developed flights is the sixth gateway to the America's for the airline. Ethiopian Airlines also has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

9 Nov 2017

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