Trade relieved by SAA plans

The travel trade has expressed relief that an actionable decision has been taken to move SAA forward, following the announcement that the airline will enter business rescue. It’s a great decision and long overdue, says director of TAG, Jonathan Gerber. “The...

SAA suspends JNB-HKG service

South African Airways (SAA) will suspend flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong from Saturday, November 23 until December 14. The airline says it needs to recover from losses incurred on the route, which used to operate four times weekly, and refocus its...

SAA CANCELS FLIGHTS FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY AHEAD OF STRIKE

SAA has, however, clarified that partner airlines, including SA Express, Mango and SA Airlink will not be affected by the cancellations. In anticipation of a strike by unions, South African Airways (SAA) has decided to cancel all domestic and international flights for...

‘SAA, prepare for the mother of all strikes’ – Numsa

Unions are threatening to shutdown SAA operations following the airline’s notice that it plans to cut jobs as part of a restructuring process. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) released a joint...

SAA denies using fake parts

SAA has released a statement rejecting media reports of the use of fake parts in its aircraft.   South African Airways, SAA Technical and Mango Airlines are being investigated by the South African Civil Aviation...

SAA launches direct service to Guangzhou

South African Airways will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou on September 18. SAA will be the only carrier operating a direct service between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, with the flight operating three times a week with a flight time of 13 hours...