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New Saudi airline plan takes aim at Emirates, Qatar Airways

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Saudi Arabia plans to target international transit passenger traffic with its new national airline, going head-to-head with Gulf giants Emirates and Qatar Airways and...

More than half of world’s airline pilots no longer flying –...

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More than half of the world’s airline pilots are no longer flying for a living amid the plunge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Airlines heading for $84 billion loss this year: IATA

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Airlines are set to lose $84 billion as the coronavirus pandemic reduces revenue by half to mark the worst year in the sector’s history,...

Airlines cutting profit forecasts

Airline profits are on course to fall faster than expected in 2019 as trade wars hit global commerce and broader confidence, the industry’s main...

IATA urges African governments to promote air connectivity

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by...

Nigeria national airline plans on hold

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Nigeria suspended its plan to relaunch its national airline, a junior aviation minister said. Government planned to launch the prestige project in December...

Nigeria planning national airline

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Nigeria has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure -- currently seen as a...

Airlines increase efforts to tackle cyber security

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The aviation industry is stepping up efforts to enlist coordinated international support in the battle against the threats posed to airlines and...

FlySafair is back; to fly in mid-October

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South Africa's newest low cost airline, FlySafair, will take to the skies by mid-October, after having been granted its domestic scheduled passenger...

Budget airline 1time files for liquidation

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Low cost airline 1time on Friday filed for liquidation and cancelled its flights, after pulling the plug on a rescue plan. It...

1time “in distress”

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JSE-listed low-cost airline 1time has applied to the High Court for protection against its creditors after its board yesterday decided the company's...

New board, make-over for SA Express

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Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced a new board of directors for state-owned airline South African Express (SAX), while urging the...

Velvet Sky goes into liquidation

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Grounded airline Velvet Sky has been placed under provisional liquidation, after a ruling by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday. Trade union...

EasyJet founder plans low cost West African airline

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The founder of low cost carrier EasyJet, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is planning to invest US$500 million in a low cost airline headquartered in...

Ghana’s Starbow acquires more BAe 146 passenger jets

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Starbow has finalised the lease agreement for two more BAe 146 passenger jets, which will double its fleet to four of the...

China bans its airlines from joining EU emissions scheme

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The Chinese government said today that it has barred its airlines from joining a European Union scheme to charge for carbon emissions...

New skies beckon elsewhere in Africa for low-cost rivals

Intense competition in the domestic aviation industry and the lure of higher growth rates elsewhere in Africa are prompting local carriers to...

African airlines to jointly purchase fuel

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Nine airlines that are part of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have launched a programme to jointly purchase fuel in an attempt...

Zimbabwe scrambles for plane seized over $1.2 mln

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Zimbabwe's state-owned airline was scrambling for cash to secure the release of a plane seized in London by a U.S firm over...

Saudi aviation sector changes could help speed up airline sale

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Saudi King Abdullah ordered the establishment of an independent civil aviation authority and put its head in charge of the board of...

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