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SAA cautions on US liquid restrictions
SAA cautions on US liquid restrictions

South African Airways (SAA) has advised its customers of additional restrictions for passengers on the carriage of liquids when travelling to the United States...

17 hours ago

Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology
Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology

The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology...

By Oihab Allal-Chérif 18 Mar 2019

Emirates adds second daily flight on DXB-STN route
Emirates adds second daily flight on DXB-STN route

Emirates has launched a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) starting 1 July 2019...

14 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO
Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO

The pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight told air traffic control they were having "flight control problems" before the crash, airline CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN's Richard Quest.

13 Mar 2019

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Ethiopian Airlines: 737- Max 8 data, voice recorder recovered

Ethiopian Airlines announces that the Digital Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder of ET302 have been recovered...

11 Mar 2019

Lufthansa expands its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio in Frankfurt, Munich
Lufthansa expands its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio in Frankfurt, Munich

Lufthansa Group will be expanding its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich with Eurowings. For Frankfurt Airport, this means that Eurowings will be taking off from the metropolis on the main river...

8 Mar 2019

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Air Seychelles announces new daily flight to Joburg

Effective 3 June 2019, Air Seychelles will add a Monday flight to its weekly South Africa timetable...

7 Mar 2019

Air travel innovation, collaboration key to enhancing customer experience
Air travel innovation, collaboration key to enhancing customer experience

"The power has shifted from airlines to customers. We need to adopt a new, more customer-centric approach and foster a more innovative cultural fabric if we want to thrive."

7 Mar 2019

Flying is still safest form of travel - particularly in Africa
Flying is still safest form of travel - particularly in Africa

Fear of flying is more common than a fear of driving, yet while car accidents cause over a million deaths per year, plane crashes are extremely rare...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 4 Mar 2019

The African aviation industry is still growing
The African aviation industry is still growing

The overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent remain positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years...

By James Geldenhuys 4 Mar 2019

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Air Botswana to resume Cape Town-Gaborone flights

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) has welcomed the announcement by Air Botswana's resumption of flights between Gaborone and Cape Town, effective 1 March 2019...

28 Feb 2019

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Emirates new missed-approach strategy improves cargo capacity to Kabul International

In addition to increased facilitation of trade to and from Afghanistan, the procedure has also resulted in more streamlined cargo operations to Kabul, increased customer satisfaction, and enhanced fuel efficiency...

28 Feb 2019

IATA releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance
IATA releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry...

25 Feb 2019

Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, general manager of the airport
OR Tambo is African Airport of the Year for the 4th time

OR Tambo International Airport was named African Airport of the Year for the fourth time at the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition...

22 Feb 2019

Emirates adds 4 weekly flights to Porto
Emirates adds 4 weekly flights to Porto

Emirates is introducing a four times weekly service between Portugal's second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from 2 July 2019...

20 Feb 2019

SA Express to resume Mthatha route
SA Express to resume Mthatha route

SA Express is scheduled to resume its Johannesburg to Mthatha flight operations from Thursday onwards...

19 Feb 2019

SAA settles Comair dispute
SAA settles Comair dispute

South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability...

18 Feb 2019

Airbus A330-900 in Emirates livery
Emirates reduces A380 order, major blow to Airbus

Airbus has taken a knock with the announcement by Emirates Airline that it will reduce its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft...

14 Feb 2019

Mike Brown, Nedbank CEO and Vuyani Jarana, CEO: SAA
Nedbank, SAA expand Voyager Mile programme to cheque cards

Nedbank customers can now earn South African Airways (SAA) with every swipe of their cheque card...

14 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban...

13 Feb 2019

First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled
First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct...

13 Feb 2019

Turkish Airlines teams up with Lego again
Turkish Airlines teams up with Lego again

Turkish Airlines has teamed up with the Lego Movie team to create a new safety video featuring no less than 20-million of the toy bricks...

8 Feb 2019

5 strong-rand holiday destinations for 2019
5 strong-rand holiday destinations for 2019

South Africans are learning that the world is vast and that there are some places where the rand is strong which means international travel and intercontinental flights can still be affordable...

Issued by SA Airlines 8 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

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Air Seychelles adds more flights to Johannesburg for the Easter holidays

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles will operate additional services between Seychelles and Johannesburg for the upcoming Easter holidays...

By Jeanette Philips 1 Feb 2019

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Ethiopian Airlines launches new airport terminal, hotel

Ethiopian Airlines has launched a state-of-the-art passenger terminal and a new Skylight Hotel...

31 Jan 2019

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Lufthansa Group invests in AI partnership with Hopper

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence...

23 Jan 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

21 Jan 2019

In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again
In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again

As massive new airports open across Asia and the Middle East, US airports are enhancing security checkpoints with technological gadgets to screen passengers and luggage more quickly...

By Janet Bednarek 18 Jan 2019

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