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  1. Jan

    Flights are about to get very expensive, warn aviation analyst and economist

    Brace for impact — flights tickets are about to get very expensive Despite the return of Kulula and British Airways flights in South Africa, travellers should prepare for significant airfare increases in the coming months due to rising jet fuel costs. The temporary suspension of Comair's...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    5G interference could pose a threat to airline safety - FAA

    5G interference could pose a threat to airline safety - FAA Flight restrictions may be needed as air carriers adjust to 5G signals that could interfere with navigation electronics, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. At the same time, U.S. aviation regulators are...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    New airline planned to fill SAA vacuum

    New airline planned to fill SAA vacuum A new airline, Skylink Airways, has been established with the aim of filling the vacuum left by South African Airways (SAA). AeroTime Hub reported that Skylink Airways was founded by South African entrepreneur Clarence Andrea Steyn. Steyn told Aero...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is what it's like to fly Mango after it resumed services

    This is what it's like to fly Mango after it resumed services Mango Airlines resumed services after resolving a payment dispute with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), but you may want to think twice before booking a flight. Last week Mango suspended flights because it could not process...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Mango grounding leaves passengers stranded

    Mango grounding leaves passengers stranded Mango passengers were left stranded on Wednesday after the budget airline was grounded due to outstanding payments to the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA). The grounding followed a report from BusinessDay last week which said that a delay in...
  6. A

    Skywise’s one and only plane withdrawn

    CEO resigned last week. Antoinette Slabbert | 10 November 2015 12:34 Moneyweb has learnt that embattled low cost airline Skywise suffered another blow on Monday when its only aircraft was withdrawn due to non-payment. This follows a few weeks after two other planes from another provider...
  7. LazyLion

    SAA Borrows R1.5 Billion to keep Running

    SA Airways has postponed its bond issue in favour of borrowing R1.5 billion from two banks, it was reported on Monday. Chief financial officer Wolf Meyer told Business Day this was until the Cabinet adopted the airline's turnaround plans. The R1.5bn was working capital to keep operations...
  8. LazyLion

    SAA Adds Wings in Fresh Plan

    http://www.iol.co.za/business/companies/saa-adds-wings-in-fresh-plan-1.1495166
  9. LazyLion

    American US-Airways Merger OKed, Largest Airline

    American Airlines won bankruptcy court approval to combine with US Airways and form the world's biggest airline. "The merger is an excellent result. I don't think anybody disputes that," Judge Sean H. Lane said before issuing his decision Wednesday. But the judge declined to sign off on a...
  10. LazyLion

    Gigabe Removes Kona from SAA Board

    Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has removed suspended SAA CEO Vuyisile Kona from the airline's board, the department said on Monday. "The minister... has adopted a resolution removing Mr Kona from the board of South African Airways," Gigaba's spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete said in a...
  11. LazyLion

    World's largest passenger plane may be unsafe, some say

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57354488-52/worlds-largest-passenger-plane-may-be-unsafe-some-say/ Qantas has an excellent airline safety record. So is this just puff in the wind, or are they being as careful as they can be? Considering that this plane is made of fairly new technology...
  12. LazyLion

    TSA declares war on large breasts

    http://www.boingboing.net/2008/08/26/tsa-declares-war-on.html Original Article... http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/25/BA2812HVK3.DTL&tsp=1
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