Ethiopian Airlines launches new flight services to Barcelona

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch new flight services to Barcelona on 1 July 2018. The airline will deploy the B787- 800 Dreamliner for the destination. Barcelona is Ethiopian Airlines' second destination in Spain and the 13th city in its European network.

13 hours ago

Fastjet increases flights between Harare and Victoria Falls

Fastjet will increase its flights between Harare and Victoria Falls with two additional flights from 2 July 2018. The additional flights will see the airline now serve the route with twice-daily frequency, six days a week, with the only exception on Saturdays where the schedule remains unchanged...

1 day ago

Turkish Airlines adds new East African flight to network

Turkish Airlines has added Moroni to its network and will fly to the city three times a week from Istanbul. Moroni is Turkish Airlines' 304th destination and 53rd in Africa. The flights will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

1 day 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....

2 days ago

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

Ethiopian Airlines adds flights to Indonesia to schedule

Ethiopian Airlines will add three weekly flights to the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, from 17 July 2018. The airline claims the route is the first flight into Jakarta by an African carrier. A Boeing 787-8 will be used for the route.

28 May 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

Eithiopian Airlines to introduce Manchester-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines will introduce a four-times-a-week service between the Manchester Airport in the UK and Addis Ababa. The airline will operate the B-787 on the route with business and economy classes. The service will start on 1 December 2018 and will initially transit via Brussels. It is...

18 May 2018

FlySafair sells over 30,000 tickets during R4 blow-out sale

FlySafair sold more than 30,000 flight tickets, priced at R4 each, during its annual blow-out sale. The low-cost airline created a digital 'waiting room' where visitors were held and released onto the Flysafair website in small batches to protect the site from crashing. The airline also fielded...

18 May 2018

BA to introduce three weekly direct London-Durban flights

British Airways (BA) will introduce a thrice weekly direct flight from Heathrow Airport in London to the King Shaka International Airport in Durban. This new service, operated by the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, will commence on 29 October 2018. Currently, the airline also flies a twice-daily...

9 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 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

Turkish Airlines celebrates 'the year of Troy' with special plane

Turkish Airlines has included a decorated Airbus A321 in its fleet in line with the Republic of Turkey's declaration of 2018 as 'the year of Troy'. Troy (or Troia as it is known in Turkish) has been a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site for 20 years and is one of the most famous ancient cities in...

23 Apr 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

Turkish Airlines records highest load factor in its history

Turkish Airlines has indicated that it has achieved the highest load factor in its history for the first quarter of the year at 80.5%, an increase of 6.5% year-on-year. During the first quarter, 17 million passengers flew Turkish Airlines; an increase of 29%. Additionally, the airline recorded...

16 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

Ethiopian Airlines adds third JHB-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines has added a third daily flight between Johannesburg in South Africa and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Ethiopian first introduced flights to Johannesburg in 1994, where it previously operated two daily flights. In 2015, the airline introduced flights to Cape Town and currently...

4 Apr 2018

Eithopian Airlines adds third JHB-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines has added a third daily flight between Johannesburg in South Africa and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Ethiopian first introduced flights to Johannesburg in 1994, where it previously operated two daily flights. In 2015, the airline introduced flights to Cape Town and currently...

4 Apr 2018

Ethiopian Airlines to fly to DRC, Madagascar

From 27 March 2018, Ethiopian Airlines will also fly to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nosy-Be in Madagascar. Ethiopian now serves 58 destinations in Africa and more than 100 destinations globally.

28 Mar 2018

FlySafair now boasts fleet of 14 aircraft

FlySafair's total fleet is at 14 aircraft after it added two more Boeing 737 800s to it. The new aircraft will enter the airline's service in late March and late April this year. The aircraft will contribute to an increase in FlySafair's capacity on the Johannesburg/Port Elizabeth,...

28 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

Ethiopian Airlines adds flight to Nosy-Be, Madagascar

Ethiopian Airlines will add a three-time weekly flight to Nosy-Be, Madagascar to its offering from 27 March 2018. The flight to Nosy-Be will be available on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The route will be operated with a Boeing 737-800.

28 Feb 2018

Flight Centre EMEA records 16% TTV growth

The Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA) has recorded a 16% increase in its total transaction value (TTV). Furthermore, FCTG's financial results in the region also indicate a 37% increase in profit. The Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT)...

28 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

Travel Channel adds 5,000l to Flight Centre's water collection drive

The Travel Channel has contributed 5,000l of water to the Flight Centre Foundation's water initiative. The initiative will take place at the Travel Expo at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg on 10-11 February 2018. The initiative forms part of the Flight Centre Travel Group's (FCTG) wider...

9 Feb 2018

Ethiopian Airlines commences new flight to Chicago

Ethiopian Airlines Group has added on to its list of available flights by including a direct flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago, which will be effective 9 June 2018. The flight is the airline's fourth destination in the United States of America and its seventh in the Americas. Ethiopian...

7 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

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