Cathay Pacific Services Limited awarded Fresh certification

The IATA CEIV awarded Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) with Fresh certification. The certification underscores the speed, consistency and efficiency of all stakeholders in Hong Kong International Airport when it comes to the treatment and transportation of perishable products. The...

28 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

Turkish Airlines expands international reach

Turkish Airlines is set to expand its international reach even further with flights to Mexico from August 2019. The three-times-a-week flights, connecting Istanbul with Mexico City and Cancun, will use the airline's B787-9 aircraft and will operate out of the New Istanbul Airport. The airline...

29 Jan 2019

Acsa to provide Cansa with donations, volunteers

As its annual socio-economic initiative, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has joined hands with Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) through philanthropic donations and volunteering support. Cansa intends on utilising Acsa's donations to educate members of the public about the disease,...

5 Dec 2018

Acsa wins State-Owned Company Award

The Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and the JSE Limited recently presented Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) with the State-Owned Company Award at the 2018 Integrated Reporting Awards, which was held at Montecasino in Johannesburg. The awards measure the full Integrated Report and judging...

28 Nov 2018

Emirates looks to SA for its wine lists

Emirates has partnered with 25 South African wineries - including Ken Forrester, Porseleinberg, Klein Constantia, Waterkloof, and Boekenhoutskloof - to expand its in-flight wine collection. Other wine-producing regions Emirates purchases from includes Australia, New Zealand, France, and...

22 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

WTA reckons Cape Town International is Africa's leading airport

The Cape Town International Airport was once again hailed as Africa's Leading Airport at the World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean. The gala awards ceremony was recently held at the Durban International Convention Centre and attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators,...

9 Oct 2018

Lufthansa to introduce flights to the US, Southeast Asia

German airline Lufthansa will introduce new flights to the USA and Southeast Asia in mid-2019. From 3 May 2019, Lufthansa will offer its first connections from Frankfurt to Austin in Texas; an Airbus A330-300 will be in service five times a week on the route between the destinations....

8 Oct 2018

Emirates launches flights to Edinburgh

UAE-based airline Emirates recently completed the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. This marks the airline's second destination in Scotland and the eighth in the United Kingdom. To celebrate the commencement of the service, Emirates and Edinburgh Airport held a...

3 Oct 2018

Fastjet leads on-time performance in Africa

Fastjet's on-time performance continues to lead all other African regional airlines. In August the carrier achieved a 90% average network on-time performance; exceeding the 90% mark for its sixth month. Considered one of the most consistently punctual airlines in the world, Fastjet counts amongst...

21 Sep 2018

Ettore Bilotta redesigns Turkish Airlines' uniforms

Italian haute-couture designer Ettore Bilotta has updated Turkish Airlines' uniforms in celebration of its 85th anniversary. Bilotta crafted the uniforms in line with the traditional patterns found in artisanal Turkish glassware, as well as local ceramics and calligraphy, before combining these with...

21 Sep 2018

Emirates expands daily flights to Riyadh

Emirates introduced an additional daily flight to Riyadh. The inclusion of the fourth daily service will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving the Saudi capital to 28. The Boeing 777-300ER services the flight in a three-class configuration. Emirates has been serving the...

10 Sep 2018

Flight Centre app aims to simplify travel

The Flight Centre Travel Group has launched a new app, which will allow users to local and international flights. The app will also allow users to plan a holiday as it provides tools that will enhance travel during a trip, including a built-in navigation system and an activities exploration feature....

5 Sep 2018

Swiss wants to know if there's a doctor on board

Swiss International Air Lines has introduced Lufthansa Group's special 'Doctor on Board' programme to its passengers. The programme identifies registered doctors on the passenger list and discreetly contacts them in the event of an in-flight medical emergency. The programme is aimed at ensuring...

4 Sep 2018

FCM Kenya extends Travelport technology partnership

FCM Travel Solutions Kenya has extended its technology partnership with Travelport with the inclusion of its Universal API technology. With Travelport's API technology, FCM's new in-house agency booking system will now benefit from intelligent, fast, and accurate search of high-quality content from...

24 Aug 2018

Play Like Mum reckons British Airways is the best family-friendly airline

British toy company Play Like Mum named British Airways as the Best Family-Friendly Airline. The company had compared 20 international airlines on how easy they make the travel experience for families. Play Like Mum praised the airline for offering families pre-boarding, giving children their...

16 Aug 2018 launches special queue-skipping offering

Local low-cost airline has introduced kulula Q-Jump. This new service provides passengers with the ability to speed through the boarding process and gives their baggage very important bag status. Q-Jump is payable when booking online, through the contact centre, or at airport ticket...

15 Aug 2018

Air Mauritius to introduce flights to Thailand

Air Mauritius will operate two weekly flights to Thailand per week from 31 October 2018. The flights will be operated by a mix of A330-200/-900neo aircraft. The flights will comprise a direct flight to Bangkok on Saturdays and a flight via Singapore to Bangkok on Wednesdays.

14 Aug 2018

Lufthansa flies SA to New York

German airline Lufthansa offers a daily flight from Johannesburg to New York and five weekly flights from Cape Town to New York. The flights are both operated via its Frankfurt hub

6 Aug 2018

SAA to operate new direct flights to Maldives

Starlight Holidays will offer packages to the Maldives after it was appointed as the sole general service agency (GSA) for the new direct non-stop flights between South Africa and the Maldives. The Air Tour Operators, South African Airways (SAA), and the Maldives Ministry of Tourism recently signed...

2 Aug 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 and select 'Pay@Pep'...

25 Jul 2018

Kenya Airways achieves African first through Boeing partnership

Through a partnership between Boeing and Kenya Airways, the airline looks set to become the African carrier to use Boeing's consumable and expendable services. Boeing will deliver materials, offer innovative services, and understand the needs to keep maintenance operations running at optimum...

23 Jul 2018

Skytrax reckons SAA has the Best Airline Staff

The 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards bestowed South African Airways (SAA) with the Best Airline Staff in Africa award. The award acknowledges service excellence across a range of front-line customer service touch points. The awards rate customer satisfaction across staff service efficiency,...

19 Jul 2018

Skytrax names Mango 2018's Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa

The 18th Skytrax World Airline Awards has named Mango as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa of 2018. Travellers across the world vote in the airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners; more than 100 customer nationalities participated in the survey with 20,36 million eligible...

19 Jul 2018

Skytrax awards Emirates for inflight entertainment, staff service

Dubai-based airline Emirates received two accolades at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline was presented with the World's Best Inflight Entertainment award for the 14th time in a row along with the service excellence award for best airline staff service in the Middle East. The...

19 Jul 2018

Fastjet adds Harare-Bulawayo route to network

Fastjet will add daily flights between Zimbabwean cities Harare and Bulawayo to its network from 20 July 2018. This flight addition makes Fastjet the first affordable airline to operate the Harare-Bulawayo route. With the addition of the Harare-Bulawayo route, Fastjet's network in Zimbabwe...

12 Jul 2018

Swiss International Air Lines sees passenger growth first half of the year

Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has transported 8,520,186 passengers for the first six months of 2018, which is a 5.9% increase in comparison to the same period in 2017. The airline also operated 69,932 flights for 2018's first half, which is a 1.2% increase in comparison to 2017's first...

11 Jul 2018

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