Flight Centre rewards staff

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) rewarded it's greater staff with prizes and incentives for exceptional performance, customer care and service. Managing Director Andrew Stark revealed the brand's results for the past fiscal year during the awards. The results were an 8% growth in turnover,...

19 Jul 2017

Air Mauritius wins best lounge, economy class airline accolades

Air Mauritius received two accolades at the 2017 World Travel Awards - Indian Ocean, which was held at the Sun Aqua Vily Reef in the Republic of Maldives. Air Mauritius was acknowledged for its Amédée Maingard Lounge that was named Indian Ocean leading airport lounge and it was also presented with...

18 Jul 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

BA advises passengers to take precaution following IT glitch

Following an extensive systems glitch, Flight Centre Travel Group has advised passengers, who are to depart South Africa on British Airways flights, to bring along a printed copy of their e-ticket and arrive at the airport earlier than they normally would. The glitch, which occurred over the...

30 May 2017

SAA suspends direct flights to Abuja, offers alternatives to passengers

South African Airways has temporarily cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Abuja from 25 May to 16 June because of what the airline has called ‘operational reasons'. Affected travellers may be re-accommodated on SAA's flights to Lagos, however, their onward transport to Abuja would be at their...

25 May 2017

Vic Vermeulen named Flight Centre Travel Group ambassador

International motivational speaker, Vic Vermeulen has been named the new Flight Centre Travel Group ambassador. Following an accident that left him paralysed, Vermeulen has been using his platform to share his story with motivational speeches along with his best-selling autobiography, The Victor...

24 May 2017

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launch digital platform

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have launched Discovery, a new web-based platform, which travellers can use to access content from the airlines' inflight magazines, Discovery and Silkroad, from anywhere in the world. The online platform will provide a broad range of articles and feature stories...

15 May 2017

Ethiad launches special rewards programme for fashionistas

Etihad Airways launched ‘Runway to Runway', its new rewards programme for the fashion conscious, at a special dinner during New York Fashion Week in February. The event was co-hosted by Moda Operandi founder Lauren Santo Domingo and the evening's special guest was Somali-American model Halima...

2 May 2017

EU to become SA traveller destination of choice, if visa-free option becomes a reality

The South African department of home affairs indicated that there is a possibility for South Africans to travel to the EU without a visa. According to Cheapflights.co.za, this means that more South Africans will be opting to travel to countries in the EU as opposed to the UK which is currently their...

7 Mar 2017

Pienaar resigns at Flight Centre, Stark to be interim replacement

Raylene Pienaar has resigned as the general manager of Corporate Traveller, which is part of the Flight Centre Travel Group. Pienaar is to pursue other interests and Flight Centre Travel Group MD, Andrew Stark will act as Corporate Traveller GM until a suitable replacement is found. Stark held...

1 Feb 2017

Goh Choon Phong receives the 2016 Eisenhower Global Innovation Award

The US-based Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) bestowed the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Innovation Award upon the CEO of Singapore Airlines, Goh Choon Phong at a gala dinner in New York. This is the first that the accolade is given to a recipient from south-east Asia....

7 Dec 2016

ASKY announced Regional Carrier of the Year

Pan-African airline, ASKY, has been named Regional Carrier of the Year at the African Airlines Association's 48th Annual General Assembly held at the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The award is in recognition of excellent service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in the airline travel industry...

1 Dec 2016

kulula.com named Best Low-Cost Airline for 2017

The annual Airline Excellence Awards, hosted by AirlineRatings.com saw kulula.com named as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa and the Middle East for 2017. In its third consecutive year, the awards celebrate and promote excellence in the airline industry - recognising the efforts of airline...

14 Nov 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

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