South African Airways Adds Fleet Capacity As Demand Rises

South African Airways is to add a further three Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet as operations continue to ramp up after the pandemic. The carrier restarted a significantly restricted schedule in September 2021 after the airline was grounded for 18 months from March 2020. Three Airbus A320 aircraft will…

Delta Air Lines Introduces Triangular Route for South Africa

Delta Air Lines is planning to introduce a new route from the United States to South Africa that would put another destination in high demand on its map. On Dec. 2, the Atlanta-based carrier will launch a new triangular route linking its main base at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport to…

United Announces New Nonstop Flights to South Africa

Earlier this week, United announced new direct flights between Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport and Cape Town, South Africa —becoming the first airline to provide nonstop round-trip service from the United States’ capital to one of South Africa's main gateways. The U.S. Department of Transportation granted the airline three weekly direct…

Qantas Revives Route Network from Western Australia

Qantas — Australia's national carrier — will begin flying between Perth, Australia and Johannesburg on Nov. 1 — fulfilling its long-harbored ambition to take on the 11-hour trek. The flights will run three days a week on an Airbus A330 with 27 business suites and 224 economy seats, with the…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Flights to Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic is resuming its seasonal service to Cape Town, seven years after axing the South African city from its network. The U.K. carrier will operate daily Boeing 787-9 flights between London Heathrow and Cape Town from November 5 until March 24, 2023, complementing its existing daily service to Johannesburg.…

South Africa’s Aviation Authority Grounds Comair’s Flight Operations Indefinitely

Comair Limited — a British Airways franchisee — which also operates Kulula Airlines in South Africa had its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) suspended indefinitely. The carrier failed to adequately demonstrate to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) that its risk and safety management systems are up to scratch. What…

South African Government Concludes Sale Agreement for South African Airways

The South African government said last Thursday that Takatso consortium will now take up 51% of the South African Airways' shares after a sale agreement was concluded — marking eight months since the consortium. The agreement that consists of Global Airways, owners of low-cost airline LIFT and an infrastructure investment…

United Now Serving Cape Town Year-Round

As the second-largest city in South Africa, Cape Town has become extremely famous for its scenery, sun and the sea - making the city an extra hot tourist destination for travellers all over the world, with the top five countries with the largest number of tourists consisting of the U.S.…

Emirates Plans A380 Service to Johannesburg from 31 October as…

During the heart of the pandemic, the world’s largest passenger transport aircraft, Airbus A380, was strongly criticized for inefficiency during the air crisis, leading to most operators retiring the type. However, that was then as better days begin to appear on the horizon of the giant of two floors. The…