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SAA liquidation means financial hardship, DPE warns

In a statement issued on Thursday, the department said SAA stakeholders should realise that business rescue provides a better outcome than liquidation and should be supported for their collective interests...

2 days ago

More airports to open

While international passenger flights remain prohibited, with the exception of those authorised by the Transport Minister, seven more airports are set to resume operations on 1 July 2020...

29 Jun 2020

Cabinet backs establishment of new airline

Cabinet has expressed support for the establishment of a new airline and has backed the concerted efforts to mobilise funding from various sources that will see the proposed carrier take off...

26 Jun 2020

Challenging the challenges of booking a flight during the Covid-19 pandemic

Even though it might not feel like it when every day is some combination of a nightmare written by Franz Kafka and George Orwell, there will come a time when Covid-19 is behind us and more of us realise that it's safe to fly again...

By Eugene Yiga 25 Jun 2020

Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid world

From tsunamis to ash clouds and global financial crises, the travel industry has seen its share of setbacks over the past few years...

By Maher Koubaa 25 Jun 2020

Airline industry to suffer $84bn loss in 2020

Financially, 2020 will go down as the worst year in the history of aviation. On average, every day of this year will add $230m to industry losses...

11 Jun 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Long live the new king

There seems to be a new Nando's in town - or at least a wannabe Nando's. I'm not talking about flame-grilled chicken icons, though Nando's is in that particular area. The fast food group has for going on two decades now, been king of the heap when it comes to producing funny, gag-filled advertising...

By Brendan Seery 9 Jun 2020

Comair's business rescue practitioners outline plan

Comair is unlikely to start operating again before November this year, notwithstanding the easing of restrictions on air travel as the airline requires a substantial cash injection...

4 Jun 2020

Mbalula confident airports are Covid-19 ready

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed confidence that the aviation industry and the country's airports will adhere to Covid-19 regulations and directives, as the sector reopens...

3 Jun 2020

Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectives

While it's understandable that the long-suffering South African taxpayers have had enough of watching their tax money being thrown at what they consider a lost cause, selling off any state-owned airline to the highest bidder is not really a viable solution...

By James Geldenhuys 29 May 2020

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

SAA retrenchment process heads to Labour Appeal Court

On Friday 8 May 2020, Labour Court Judge Andre van Niekerk delivered a devastating blow to the national airline's "premature" retrenchment process, which is set out to affect at least 5,000 employees...

By Malesela Letwaba 27 May 2020

Call for SA government to help safeguard aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (Barsa) are calling on the South African government to provide specific financial relief to the aviation sector...

27 May 2020

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