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A South African Airways A340 pushing back at Washington Dulles International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

South Africa Budgets More Funds for SAA and SA Express

In a briefing on Wednesday to the Parliament for the South Africa Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), acting Director-General Kgathatso Tlhakudi presented the department’s budget plan for state-owned South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express airlines. South Africa’s government is being asked to set aside R3.8 billion ($212 million) for SAA and R164 million ($9.2 million) for SA Express in the current 2020/2021 fiscal year. These funds are not considered COVID-19 rescue funds but instead part of the carriers’ primary…

South African Airways Liquidation Unlikely for Now

The immediate liquidation threat of South African Airways (SAA) may be averted for now as announced by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on Saturday. The new deadline for the proposed employment agreement has also been extended to May 1, 2020. DPE also acknowledged an agreement was reached in a…

Ethiopian Banking on Cargo Operations and Business Ventures as its…

Cargo business now seems to be the new normal for airlines trying to navigate this COVID-19 pandemic now that there is reduced passenger demand, with Ethiopian Airlines now seemingly headed in the same direction to ensure its survival having lost $550 million between January and April. The airline CEO Tewolde…

RwandAir Looking to Commence Cargo Flights Amid COVID-19 Scare

With regards to low passenger demand for air travel, RwandAir may soon opt for air-freight services to navigate the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic at a time when airlines are seeking new and creative ways to remain operational in the face of the pandemic. This is according to multiple reports in Kigali…

Pandemic Continues to Fuel More Pressure on African Airlines

The global aviation industry remains to be the worst-hit industry with the unprecedented pandemic continuing to bite out the world's biggest economies which the industry plays an integral role. COVID-19 has hit African airlines with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) calling for collaborative efforts and the stakeholders developing an "all-inclusive…

COVID-19 Continues to Alter Growth for African Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a gloomy-looking revenue loss of approximately $113 billion caused by the spreading virus that has so far affected air travel in more than 80 countries. Airlines directly associated with China are expected to record a combined $29.3 billion in lost revenue, 21…

South African Airways Eyes Asset Sales to Accommodate Next-Generation Jets

In a tender posted on its website, South African Airways is now readying the sale of some of its assets that include five Airbus A340-300s and four Airbus A340-600s along with 15 spare engines and auxiliary power units. According to the company's acting CEO Zuks Ramasia, the sale of these…

Reports: Qatar Airways To Purchase Stake in TAAG Angola Airlines

Qatar Airways, the state-owned airline of Qatar, is interested in acquiring a 39 percent stake of the also state-owned TAAG - Linhas Aéreas de Angola, from the sub-Saharan nation of Angola according to information published by Novo Jornal in Angola. Though 39 percent would not grant to Qatar the position…

How Alternative Payment Gives Airlines a Way to Fight Credit…

As the digital market continues to expand and airlines look to increase their brand through online platforms, the ability for companies to get hurt by credit card fraud has damaged their profits and forced some to abandon their internet presence altogether. While every airline must fight this issue in their…

Logo Lineage Part 5: What Was Old Is New Again

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this…