Lufthansa Group reports revenue surge in first half of 2018

Despite the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards' (IFRS) 15 accounting standard, German airline Lufthansa recorded a 5.2% increase in its revenue in the first half of 2018. The airline's adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin is at 6% in comparison to...

1 Aug 2018

Emirates will now fly to Toronoto five times a week

Dubai-based airline, Emirates will be adding two more flights to its Toronto weekly service, creating a total of five flights a week to the location. The extra flights will be introduced on 18 August 2018 and will operate on Saturdays and Sundays. The flights are to be operated by the Emirates...

1 Aug 2018

Travelstart, Pep launch Pay@Pep

Customers may now pay for their flights booked on Travelstart at 600 Pep Stores nationwide. The online travel agency and the retailer have partnered up to launch Pay@Pep. Customers who wish to use Pay@Pep may follow the usual steps when booking flights on Travelstart.co.za and select 'Pay@Pep'...

25 Jul 2018

Airbus's large aircraft takes maiden flight over south-western France

The first of Airbus's five Beluga XLs made its maiden flight over south-western France as it departed from the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France on 19 July 2018. The rest of the large transport aircraft are expected to enter into service in 2019 and will gradually replace the BelugaST...

20 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Airlines adds Boeing 737 Max 8 to fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has received the improved Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The aircraft is the first of 30 and it will be the largest fleet on the continent. The Boeing 737 Max 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, and LED lighting....

4 Jul 2018

Emirates to meet demand for Dubai-Prague route

Emirates has implemented a second daily flight between Dubai and Prague to accommodate for the increasing demand for travel on the route. A Boeing 777-300ER with a capacity of 360 seats will operate the flights for the route. The new flight will accommodate three classes on board, with eight...

3 Jul 2018

Airbus' A330neo to fly to Mauritius

Airbus will fly its new A330neo aeroplane to Mauritius for the first time. The flight is part of the final phase of test flights leading to the Type Certification of its latest mid-size widebody airliner. The aircraft will arrive at 12.50am on 30 June at Sir-Seewoosagur-Ramgoolam International...

29 Jun 2018

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....

18 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

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

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

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

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