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...

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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, Kulula.com recognised at Sunday Times awards

British Airways and Kulula.com 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, kulula.com win at Traveller Africa Awards

British Airways (operated by Comair) has been named Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline and kulula.com 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

Skytrax survey indicates that passengers favour Lufthansa in Europe

Participants in the annual Skytrax survey named Lufthansa as the best airline in Europe. The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. Lufthansa was also named best airline in Western Europe as well as best first class lounge dining but missed out on the best airline staff...

22 Jun 2017

Fastjet introduces more flights between Zim and SA

From the start of July, Fastjet will introduce more flights between Johannesburg and Harare. Fastjet will also offer a fifth weekly flight on Mondays between 17 July and 11 September on its route between Harare and Victoria Falls.

21 Jun 2017

New senior structure announced for Etihad Aviation Group

The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors has announced that James Hogan, current president and chief executive officer, will step down from the company in the second half of this year. Hogan will, with Etihad Aviation Group CFO, James Rigney, who will also leave the company later this year, join...

25 Jan 2017

Ethiopian is airline of the year for fifth time

During the African Airlines Association's 48th annual general assembly, which was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Ethiopian Airlines was bestowed with the Airline of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year. The awards are held to acknowledge the service delivery, innovation and...

29 Nov 2016

Ethiopian Airlines wins at Payload Asia Awards

Ethiopian Airlines received the rising star carrier of the year award for the second consecutive year at the fifth Payload Asia Awards 2016 held in Hong Kong in September. Ethiopian won in the industry choice awards in which 90 nominees competed with more than 31,500 online votes cast in 20...

13 Oct 2016

Ideagen PLC wins accounts worth £1.2m

Information management software provider, Ideagen PLC announced that it won three accounts worth a combined total of £1.2 million in the past month. The new clients include Canadian airline, Air Transat, Dutch airline, KLM, as well as British health care provider, Medway NHS Trust. Air Transat...

13 Oct 2016

Turkish Airlines US flights back to normal

Turkish Airlines Media Relations Office has announced that the FAA has removed the recent order that all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country. Accordingly, all scheduled Turkish...

19 Jul 2016

Turkish Airlines recognised as Best Airline in Europe

For the sixth consecutive year, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the Best Airline in Europe in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Skytrax is the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, its World Airline Awards described as "the Oscars of the aviation...

15 Jul 2016

Face of Lufthansa announced

South African media personality, Jo-Anne Strauss, has been nominated by Lufthansa German Airlines as the Face of Lufthansa South Africa. Previously, Strauss was elected Miss South Africa and served as a UNICEF advocate for international children's rights.

28 Apr 2016

SACAA scoops up award for public service

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) received the Top Performing Public Service Award and achieved second position for the Transport and Logistics Award at the National Business Awards. The awards give recognition to the success, innovation and ethics of South African private...

24 Nov 2015

SACAA awarded at 2015 Annual Transport Awards

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has been crowned the 'Best Performing Institution'; whilst its head, Poppy Khoza, walked away with the 'Best Chief Executive Officer in Transport' at the 2015 Annual Transport Awards. The awards come a month after the SACAA received a Clean...

5 Nov 2015

Acquisition strengthens GEFCO's sea and freight capabilities

The acquisition of IJS Global came into effect on 15 October with the transfer of 100% of its shares to GEFCO. IJS Global is a freight forwarding company specialising in the fields of air and sea with the head office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dutch company also operates in numerous sectors:...

21 Oct 2015

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