South African Airways Restructures Leadership Team

Last week, South African Airways announced changes to its leadership structure. The carrier's interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo — who has led the airline for a year now — has stepped down from the position, with the role subsequently being assumed on a more permanent basis. John Lamola will replace Kgokolo, who…

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.…

South African Airways, Kenya Airways Sign Strategic Partnership

Kenya Airways and South African Airways this week signed a strategic partnership framework that may be the pathway to co-starting a Pan-African airline group by 2023. This follows the September signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the two national carriers. This week's signing was undertaken by the chairmen of both…

South African Airways, Kenya Airways Seize Partnership Opportunity

Rhetoric on the need for cooperation between airlines in Africa has never been in short supply, but action has been less forthcoming. In the current aviation landscape, filled by the emergence of new markets, South African Airways and Kenya Airways are looking to redouble their efforts to remain competitive. The…

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…

South African Airways, Comair to Restart Ops in September

Having grounded most of its international fleet after being placed into administration in December 2019 with the onset of the pandemic only adding salt to injury, South African Airways is now eyeing return to the skies. South Africa's flag carrier plans to restart flights to several destinations in Africa starting…

South African Airways Lands New Majority Equity Investment from Takatso…

The process of revamping South Africa’s national carrier South African Airways is beginning to take shape with the announcement of a new strategic equity partner during an online media briefing held June 11 by the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan named the Takatso Consortium as the preferred new…

South African Airways Set to Resume Flights This Summer

South African Airways (SAA) is hoping to resume flights in July or August, but the restart date will depend on how the Covid-19 pandemic progresses and whether the airline can resolve a pilot dispute, its chief executive said on Friday. The state-owned airline was put into administration in December 2019…