Articles tagged “south african airways”

Airlines

Star Alliance’s 26 Brands, Explained

We take a look at every member of the Star Alliance, the world’s first airline alliance.

Star Alliance’s 26 Brands, Explained

News Blog

African Airlines Take New Steps Towards Open Skies Vision

Momentum is building behind the Single African Air Transport Market, or SAATM, a flagship project designed to create a single unified air transport market in Africa, organized by the International Air Transport Association. New routes should be easier to launch without the need for reciprocal services, and 17 African countries have now agreed to test…

Airline Weekly

South Africa’s Airlink Buys Stake in FlyNamibia to Strengthen Global Service to Region

South Africa's Airlink wants to create a Southern Africa leader with a deal for Namibia's only domestic airline. Can the carrier take up the mantle from struggling South African Airways?

South Africa’s Airlink Buys Stake in FlyNamibia to Strengthen Global Service to Region

Airline Weekly

South Africa’s Airline Market Resets After Comair Failure

Comair, South Africa's second-largest airline, ceased operations earlier this month and is being liquidated. Its failure leaves a vacuum in the country's airline market, Africa's largest, that other airlines will struggle to fill.

South Africa’s Airline Market Resets After Comair Failure

Airline Weekly

Kenya Airways and SAA Hope New Pan-African Partnership Will Save Them

Will a new Pan-African Airline Group save two loss-making state-owned carriers? Both Kenya Airways and South African Airways hope so, but significant obstacles remain in their path to the new group. And meanwhile, powerhouses like Ethiopian Airways aren't sitting still.

Kenya Airways and SAA Hope New Pan-African Partnership Will Save Them

Airline Weekly

South African Airways Emerges From 18-Month Hiatus With Just 6 Routes to Fly

South African Airways Emerges From 18-Month Hiatus With Just 6 Routes to Fly

Business Travel

What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

South Africa is understandably cautious as it approaches winter, and doing all it can to stave off a health crisis. But its strict and prolonged protocols might end up doing more harm than good.

What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

Airlines

British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

To the delight of local tourism authorities, British Airways has been only too happy to fill the gap left by an ever-shrinking South African Airways. This week, Durban was the latest African city to welcome a direct route to the United Kingdom.

British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

Airlines

Why Do National Airlines Still Exist?

Many politicians fear their nations will be irrelevant if they abandon their money-losing flag airlines. That's probably a stretch. In most places, the market likely would fill the gap — provided the government got out of the way. But national pride is powerful, and few people want to see storied brands disappear.

Why Do National Airlines Still Exist?

Airlines

The Folly of the State-Owned Airline

The government of South Africa is adamant the country needs a global airline as a matter of national sovereignty. That has been a costly decision. Is it necessary?