KLM receives first Embraer 195-E2 aircraft

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced a new modern and sustainable addition to its fleet as the first Embraer 195-E2 from Brazil landed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol last week. The 195-E2 is both quieter and more economical than its predecessor, the Embraer 190. The fleet renewal is part of...

3 Mar 2021

Bombardier's Traxx Africa locomotive fleet reaches milestone

Bombardier Transportation's Transnet locomotive fleet in South Africa has completed ten million kilometres in service since it started operations three years ago. The locomotives transport freight on the country's long routes between its mines and ports. Bombardier has been delivering the...

26 Nov 2020

Bidvest International Logistics bags another PMR Diamond Award

Bidvest International Logistics (BIL) has won the PMR Diamond Award - outstanding and first overall, following last year's industry survey conducted by consultancy and research company, PMR. The company has won the award for three consecutive years, and seven times in the last decade. PMR...

25 Nov 2020

OneCart partners with HP Store, Exclusive Books

OneCart has partnered with HP Store and Exclusive Books as part of its expansion beyond groceries into new product ranges. The partner allows customers to add inks and toners from the HP Store and the full range of books and stationery from Exclusive books to their OneCart basket, as well as food,...

24 Nov 2020

Teta donates PPE, learning resources to 57 rural schools across SA

The Transport Education Training Authority (Teta) donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and various learning resources to 57 rural schools across South Africa through its Adopt-A-School programme for 2020. The programme was established to help schools in remote areas with teacher...

21 Oct 2020

Lufthansa extends free rebooking period to December 2021

The Lufthansa Group Airlines - Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Air Dolomiti - has announced the extension of the free rebooking period to December 2021 from the initial 30 April 2020. Passengers will be allowed to change their travel dates by making a one-time rebooking...

21 May 2020

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics announces new name change

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics has unveiled a fresh, new look after 46 years of commercial partnership with DSV/Panalpina, and will now trade as Bidvest International Logistics, effective early 2020. Bidvest International Logistics will now join forces with EMO Trans Global Logistics (EMO Trans) as...

4 Nov 2019

TomTom Telematics renamed Webfleet Solutions

The company previously known as TomTom Telematics is now operating under the new name, Webfleet Solutions. While no longer a business unit of the TomTom Group, having been acquired by Bridgestone EMEA in April 2019, Webfleet Solutions will remain a key business partner of TomTom providing exactly...

3 Oct 2019

DHL Express partners with Red Bull South Africa

DHL Express officially announced its partnership with Red Bull South Africa, as the official logistics provider of the Red Bull Cape Town Circuit. This showcase event, which has toured around the globe to destinations like Hanoi, Tokyo and Mexico City, will take place at Cape Town's Grand Parade on...

25 May 2019

BPL scoops PMR Diamond award

Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL), one of South Africa's largest logistics outfits, won the PMR Diamond award for the second year in a row, scoring 4.18 out of a possible total of 5. The awards, which celebrate excellence, is researched by consultancy and research company PMR.africa with South...

8 Mar 2019

Taxify rebrands to 'Bolt'

Taxify, the ride-hailing platform, has rebranded with a name change and logo. This update brings the brand identity in line with the company's broader vision of transportation that has already expanded from ride-hailing with cars to motorbikes and scooter sharing. "Our new name 'Bolt' stands for...

8 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services wins at STAT Times Awards

The STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo awarded Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services with the accolade for African Cargo Airline of the Year and Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has received awards at the STAT Times...

27 Feb 2019

Airbus releases statement on cyber incident

Airbus SE detected a cyber incident on Airbus "Commercial Aircraft business" information systems, which resulted in unauthorised access to data. There is no impact on Airbus' commercial operations. This incident is being thoroughly investigated by Airbus' experts who have taken immediate and...

31 Jan 2019

Ethiopian Airlines named Company of the Year at AABLA

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline was crowned Company of the Year by All Africa Business Leaders Awards(AABLA). All Africa Business Leaders Award honours business excellence and leaders, who have made a considerable impact on...

10 Dec 2018

Sky Messaging scoops 2018 Aviation Safety Award

The Civil Aviation Industry Awards, which was hosted by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), has awarded Sky Messaging the 2018 Aviation Safety Award. Other than winning the 2018 Aviation Safety Award, Sky Messaging was also nominated as finalists in the categories Aviation...

28 Nov 2018

EgyptAir stops printing latest magazine edition over Drew Barrymore article

EgyptAir has pulled the latest edition of its in-flight magazine Horus due to a controversial article about American actress Drew Barrymore. This is according to a report by Channel24. The article was reportedly riddled with misspellings and grammatical errors. Read more on this here....

18 Oct 2018

Fastjet wins World Travel Award

Fastjet was acknowledged as Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the 2018 World Travel Awards. Air Transport World also recently named the airline Africa's Best Value Airline and, last year, it received the Skytrax World Airline Award as Best African Low-Cost Airline.

9 Oct 2018

Lufthansa Group reports revenue surge in first half of 2018

Despite the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards' (IFRS) 15 accounting standard, German airline Lufthansa recorded a 5.2% increase in its revenue in the first half of 2018. The airline's adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin is at 6% in comparison to...

1 Aug 2018

Emirates will now fly to Toronoto five times a week

Dubai-based airline, Emirates will be adding two more flights to its Toronto weekly service, creating a total of five flights a week to the location. The extra flights will be introduced on 18 August 2018 and will operate on Saturdays and Sundays. The flights are to be operated by the Emirates...

1 Aug 2018

Travelstart, Pep launch Pay@Pep

Customers may now pay for their flights booked on Travelstart at 600 Pep Stores nationwide. The online travel agency and the retailer have partnered up to launch Pay@Pep. Customers who wish to use Pay@Pep may follow the usual steps when booking flights on Travelstart.co.za and select 'Pay@Pep'...

25 Jul 2018

Airbus's large aircraft takes maiden flight over south-western France

The first of Airbus's five Beluga XLs made its maiden flight over south-western France as it departed from the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France on 19 July 2018. The rest of the large transport aircraft are expected to enter into service in 2019 and will gradually replace the BelugaST...

20 Jul 2018

Asoc Fund I acquires, recapitalises Skynet South Africa

Asoc Fund I has acquired and recapitalised Skynet South Africa, which is part of international courier and express parcel network Skynet Worldwide Express. The recapitalisation will enable the implementation of a business model transformation that will see the business refocus on domestic and...

19 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Airlines adds Boeing 737 Max 8 to fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has received the improved Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The aircraft is the first of 30 and it will be the largest fleet on the continent. The Boeing 737 Max 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, and LED lighting....

4 Jul 2018

Emirates to meet demand for Dubai-Prague route

Emirates has implemented a second daily flight between Dubai and Prague to accommodate for the increasing demand for travel on the route. A Boeing 777-300ER with a capacity of 360 seats will operate the flights for the route. The new flight will accommodate three classes on board, with eight...

3 Jul 2018

Airbus' A330neo to fly to Mauritius

Airbus will fly its new A330neo aeroplane to Mauritius for the first time. The flight is part of the final phase of test flights leading to the Type Certification of its latest mid-size widebody airliner. The aircraft will arrive at 12.50am on 30 June at Sir-Seewoosagur-Ramgoolam International...

29 Jun 2018

IRU media award is now open for entries

IRU's media award that recognises significant contributions from the media to the transport sector is currently open for entries. Journalists from across the globe are eligible for the award and the winner will be offered free registration to the IRU World Congress in Muscat, Oman. Articles or...

20 Jun 2018

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....

18 Jun 2018

Port of Ngqura welcomes MV Seaspan Felixstowe container vessel

Port of Ngqura has welcomed the MV Seaspan Felixstowe container vessel on its first call to the port. The vessel will visit the port on a weekly basis, entering the port every Saturday and leaving it again every Sunday. MV Seaspan Felixstowe will be sailing from the Port of Durban to the Port...

13 Jun 2018

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

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