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South Africa prepares for the ultimate re-opening of tourism

Inbound international travel might still be a way off for South African tourism, but at last there's light at the end of the tunnel...

Issued by SA Airlines 1 day ago

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."

1 day ago

IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remains

Recovery is expected to be delayed by at least one year, with global passenger traffic not returning to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024...

31 Jul 2020

Airline health, safety tracker launched to boost traveller confidence

The tool, which is free of charge highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world's largest airlines...

30 Jul 2020

Tripadvisor awards FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'

While the recent lockdowns globally and locally have stifled the travel industry, FlySafair continues to weather the storm and is presently operating 36% of the available seat capacity on the South African domestic market.

30 Jul 2020

Comair's business rescue practitioners request extension

The request for an extension until 28 August 2020 is so the practitioners can negotiate short-term bridging funding as post-commencement finance and advance two offers from potential investors.

29 Jul 2020

East London, George and Kimberley airports resume operations

The East London, George and Kimberley domestic airports will resume operations on 21 July 2020, after getting the green light from the Department of Transport.

17 Jul 2020

SAA's business rescue exit gets thumbs up from pilots' association

The approval of the business rescue plan must usher in a new era of transparency and accountability at the airline, if SAA is to succeed...

15 Jul 2020

Safe travel through SA's airports in a time of Covid-19

Chances are that the face of travel has changed for the foreseeable future. So, it pays to familiarise yourself with the new norms in air travel...

Issued by SA Airlines 10 Jul 2020

IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concerns

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

10 Jul 2020

Some domestic flights allowed in SA but T&Cs apply

Domestic travel for business purposes is now allowed from all the major airports as well as seven others. Stringent safety measures remain in place though, and you'll need the following documents before you board...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 9 Jul 2020

Unions accept SAA severance packages

Labour unions, representatives of non-unionised managers and ground staff have agreed to accept the South African Airways (SAA) voluntary severance packages (VSPs)...

8 Jul 2020

Global airline passenger demand shows slight improvement in May

African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...

3 Jul 2020

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 Jul 2020

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