Adieu, Etihad

Etihad Airways is closing its office in South Africa and has confirmed that it will not operate to or from South Africa during the winter 2020/21 season. But Travel News understands that the employment contracts of local staff have already been terminated,...

Emirates ramps up SA flights

“We heard you Mr President – International Travel is Open,” said Emirates in a release sent out to the trade following yesterday’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The airline has responded to the announcement by increasing its frequencies to 14 flights...

Voyager Miles and the new SAA

While the implementation of SAA’s business rescue plan is still a work in progress, and there remains uncertainty regarding the repayment of creditors, its business rescue practitioners (BRPs) say Voyager members will have full access to their available Miles when the...

At last – kulula.com makes a comeback!

Comair says it will resume flying operations for kulula.com from Tuesday, December 1. In a statement on the kulula.com website, the company said the kulula.com booking platform was due to open today (Monday, November 9) for the general public. It had already...

Qatar Airways and FlySafair join forces

Qatar Airways (QR) has signed an interline agreement with FlySafair, currently South Africa’s largest domestic airline. This will provide QR with 10 domestic connections in South Africa, including Port Elizabeth, East London and George. This is good news for...

Hooray! Virgin is coming back!

Virgin Atlantic is set to restart flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg from October 18 and Heathrow to Cape Town from December 10. The airline plans to operate four flights a week between Johannesburg and London Heathrow from October 19 and to increase to a...