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...

3 days ago

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

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

Abu Dhabi Terminal introduces airport check-in

Operator and manager of Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to introduce airport check-in desks at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal. Abu Dhabi Airports and the selected airline operators will introduce on-ground services and check-in...

9 Nov 2017

Fastjet unveils new fare structure

Fastjet has implemented a new fare structure that enables its customers to select between two fare products. The first option fare product is a basic flight for travel to a destination which includes 7kg hand luggage but excludes all checked baggage, which will be charged for. The second fare...

27 Oct 2017

Ethiopian Airlines Group wins Rising Star Carrier of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines Group has been awarded the Rising Star Carrier of the Year award in industry and customer choice awards at Payload Asia Awards 2017. Payload Asia magazine honours excellence in the aircargo industry with more than 90 nominations competing for 20 awards categories and more than...

19 Oct 2017

Fastjet wins at World Travel Awards

Fastjet has been named the Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the recent World Travel Awards (WTA). The achievement makes it the second accolade for the company at the WTA.

12 Oct 2017

Turkish Airlines extends stopover service

Turkish Airlines has extended its stopover services to include passengers from South Africa who are connecting in Istanbul to a wide range of selected destinations. Passengers who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul may receive complimentary accommodation and an opportunity to...

5 Oct 2017

British Airways, recognised at Sunday Times awards

British Airways and have been acknowledged at the Sunday Times Top Brands 2017 Awards. The airlines were awarded first and second place respectively in the best business domestic airline category, and second and third place in the best domestic consumer airline category. The awards...

29 Sep 2017

Etihad Aviation Group names Tony Douglas as CEO

Etihad Aviation Group has selected Tony Douglas as its new CEO, effective January 2018. Read more here.

29 Sep 2017

BA, win at Traveller Africa Awards

British Airways (operated by Comair) has been named Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline and has been named Best African Low-Cost Airline at the sixth annual Business Traveller Africa Awards. The awards were held in Sandon on 1 September 2017....

5 Sep 2017

Ethiopian Airlines improves direct services to Sao Paulo

Ethiopian Airlines Group has completed its preparations to begin non-stop direct services to Sao Paulo, Brazil, effective 16 September 2017. The African airline made its first flight to Sao Paulo in 2013.

30 Aug 2017

Boeing-built satellite to further NASA's space communcation

A Boeing-built tracking and data relay satellite (TDRS) will enable further communication for NASA's space communications network with International Space Station (ISS) when the satellite becomes fully operational next year. The satellite was launched on 18 August 2017 and it will provide...

29 Aug 2017

ATNS to launch first African air traffic association

The Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) will launch the South African Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel Association (SAATSEPA) at the seventh IFATSEA African Region Conference. The SAATSEPA will be overseen by the International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations and...

24 Aug 2017

Swiss celebrates 15 years of flights between JHB and Zurich

It has been 15 years since Swiss International Air Lines first introduced its flight between Johannesburg and Zurich on 1 April 2002. Since then, Lufthansa Group subsidiary has introduced daily flights between the cities in its Airbus A340-300. Johannesburg is still one of the key components in...

22 Jun 2017

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