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Public to name new SA airline

A brand new South African airline, which will be launching domestic flights later this year, has invited all South Africans to suggest a name for the new carrier. The successful creator will win a year's free travel pass on the airline...

1 day ago

Public enterprises calls for patience on SAA matter

The Department of Public Enterprises has called on South African Airways employees and creditors to be patient while work continues to find a constructive outcome to challenges at the airline...

18 Sep 2020

TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safely

As a top export earner and high employment creator for low to semi-skilled workers, tourism has the best potential to reignite South Africa's economy quickly. International tourism can reopen safely, but it requires an enabling environment, which includes the reopening of international borders, an improved visa regime, air access and better safety for tourists...

9 Sep 2020

Emirates returns $ 1.4bn in refunds to customers

More than 1.4 million refunds requests have been completed since March, representing 90% of the airline's backlog. This includes all requests received from customers around the world up until the end of June, save for a few cases which require further manual review.

8 Sep 2020

IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measures

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

4 Sep 2020

Comair confirms publication of a business rescue plan

The turnaround plan is focused on rationalising operating costs and growing ancillary revenue...

3 Sep 2020

African airlines post a 3.0% contraction in air cargo business for July

The International Air Transport Association's latest analysis on global and regional air cargo demand for July is stable but at lower levels than 2019...

1 Sep 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibongile Sambo, founder and MD of SRS Aviation

Sibongile Sambo is a trailblazing entrepreneur in the aviation industry. She is the founder and managing director of SRS Aviation, which is the first 100% black woman-owned aviation company in South Africa...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 28 Aug 2020

Safely re-establishing Africa's air connectivity is essential to re-building economies

The International Air Transport Association has urged African governments to take a giant step forward in connecting Africa by accelerating the implementation of the Single Africa Air Transport Market to further boost the post-Covid economic recovery...

27 Aug 2020

Four more airports to operate under level 2

In addition to the 14 airports already permitted to operate, four more airports have been given the green light to resume operations, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

26 Aug 2020

Checklist to help airlines implement ICAO Covid-19 Guidance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an airline self-assessment health checklist to support the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the Covid-19 public health crisis...

17 Aug 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worsening

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of Covid-19 on Africa's aviation industry and economies has worsened...

14 Aug 2020

Cathay Pacific releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report

The Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, providing a comprehensive overview of Cathay Pacific's and its subsidiaries' approach to and performance in the areas of environmental, social and governance...

13 Aug 2020

SA Express employees engage Uprise.Africa to help save the airline

"Liquidating SAX translates into slicing through the very artery that feeds the minor towns and cities in SA, and closing the gateway to our more rural areas."

5 Aug 2020

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