Africa: SAA inks codeshare with Brazilian airline

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South African Airways (SAA) has signed a codeshare agreement with Gol – Linhas Areas (GOL), a Brazilian airline. The agreement will enable SAA to add its code on flights operated by GOL in the Brazilian territory, which will allow SAA customers to integrate their travel with easy connections on flights of both carriers. The codeshare has been effective since July […]

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Africa: SAA launches direct service to China’s ‘manufacturing hub’

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South African Airways (SAA) announced on Sunday that it will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on September 18, 2019, giving customers access to the heart of China’s export led manufacturing industries. According to a statement by SAA, this is yet another strategy implementation initiative aimed at enhancing its route network. “The decision to launch this direct service […]

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Africa: SAA, AWA start single Kumasi-US ticket sales

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South African Airways (SAA) and Ghanaian registered domestic and regional operator, Africa World Airlines (AWA), have successfully implemented an interline electronic ticketing agreement. This now enables SAA to issue an itinerary that includes AWA’s domestic or regional routes. By this agreement, domestic passengers will now be able to purchase a single ticket to all routes serviced by SAA and AWA. […]

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Aviation: South African President moves SAA from Finance back to Ministry of Public Enterprise

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South African President, Cyril Ramamphosa has moved the country’s carrier, South African Airways (SAA), back to public enterprises ministry where it was previously. According to sowetanlive.co.za, Ramaphosa transferred SAA from the ministry of finance to the ministry of public enterprises‚ Gordhan’s ministry confirmed in a statement‚ after it was initially revealed in a presidential proclamation gazetted on Wednesday. “In terms […]

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Aviation: Low cost Era Over? As South Africa set to merge SAA, SA Express and Mango

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Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced that South African Airways (SAA), SA Express and Mango are to be merged. Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday (24 May), he said that all three airlines currently fly to the same destinations. “Bringing the airlines together and rationalising their routes and important. Rationalising the kind of aircraft needed at a particular […]

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Aviation: Opposition Party Accuses Government of planning to rescue South African Airways with R6b Pension funds

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Rescuing SAA has been a subject of public debate for a while now. While there’s a general agreement that SAA should be rescued from its financial troubles, the best way to go about the mission has not been agreed on. If you ask the Democratic Alliance (DA), the party would contend that the only logical solution to ensure the sustainability […]

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Africa: Report shows how South African Airways has been overpaying Air France for Logistics work amidst other Shady deals.

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The beleaguered SAA, already bleeding and surviving on government bailouts, has paid R4.5bn to overseas contractors in terms of long-term contracts. Two forensic reports, in the possession of City Press, reveal how SAA Technical (SAAT), which maintains and services the fleets of the national airline as well as several other carriers, flouted procurement regulations and extended contracts several times without […]

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Aviation: SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice

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SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice The High Court in Johannesburg has ordered South African Airways (SAA) to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behavior by the national carrier. The judgment comes after a 14-year legal battle between the two airlines. Comair initiated the case relating to travel agent incentive schemes in favour of SAA. […]

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Aviation: SAA Introduces Business Class BOGOF EX Abuja

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SAA Introduces Business Class BOGOF EX Abuja By Friday Nwosu South African Airways is introducing a buy one get one free Business class promo to commemorate its on year of operation into the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. The flight according to the airline is from the Abuja to Johannesburg. The airline added that the promotion is valid sale between […]

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Aviation: Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status

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Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status The airline, which is owned by the UAE state-owned company Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), was in a buoyant mood at the time having recently overtaken Air France as the biggest non-African airline flying into Africa, according to aviation data firm Innovata. Two years later the […]

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