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Ethiopian Airlines to tie-up Buenos Aires with Africa

Ethiopian Airlines is to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective March 8, 2018. The newly developed flights is the sixth gateway to the America's for the airline. Ethiopian Airlines also has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

9 Nov 2017

Abu Dhabi Terminal introduces airport check-in

Operator and manager of Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to introduce airport check-in desks at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal. Abu Dhabi Airports and the selected airline operators will introduce on-ground services and check-in...

9 Nov 2017

Orange Business Services, BlueTide Communications join forces

Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications have entered a maritime communications collaboration. Orange's global satellite network combined with BlueTide's maritime solutions are set to provide navigation, cybersecurity, voice and video, corporate applications, and asset management for...

2 Nov 2017

Mall of Africa to use KaChing

The Mall of Africa has utilised KaChing to enable its customers to pay for parking. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up and credit card payment to securely pay for their parking. The system uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and...

1 Nov 2017

Fastjet unveils new fare structure

Fastjet has implemented a new fare structure that enables its customers to select between two fare products. The first option fare product is a basic flight for travel to a destination which includes 7kg hand luggage but excludes all checked baggage, which will be charged for. The second fare...

27 Oct 2017

Kaalfontein gets new taxi rank, Engen fuel station

The new Engen Kaalfontein Convenience Centre, located on the corner of Angelfish and Archerfish Drive in Midrand, offers customer's quality fuels and 24-hour convenience alongside a new R5-million taxi rank which can serve approximately 260 travelling taxis. Despite being operational for the past...

23 Oct 2017

Professional Passenger Services comments on tourist attack

The CEO of Professional Passenger Services (PPS), Dorian Toussaint, commented on the recent hijacking of 36 Dutch tourists by referring to the matter as "highly concerning for the tourism industry". Toussaint said PPS is currently in the process of upgrading its fleet with advanced CCTV and...

19 Oct 2017

Ethiopian Airlines Group wins Rising Star Carrier of the Year

Ethiopian Airlines Group has been awarded the Rising Star Carrier of the Year award in industry and customer choice awards at Payload Asia Awards 2017. Payload Asia magazine honours excellence in the aircargo industry with more than 90 nominations competing for 20 awards categories and more than...

19 Oct 2017

Fastjet wins at World Travel Awards

Fastjet has been named the Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the recent World Travel Awards (WTA). The achievement makes it the second accolade for the company at the WTA.

12 Oct 2017

Turkish Airlines extends stopover service

Turkish Airlines has extended its stopover services to include passengers from South Africa who are connecting in Istanbul to a wide range of selected destinations. Passengers who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul may receive complimentary accommodation and an opportunity to...

5 Oct 2017

British Airways, Kulula.com recognised at Sunday Times awards

British Airways and Kulula.com have been acknowledged at the Sunday Times Top Brands 2017 Awards. The airlines were awarded first and second place respectively in the best business domestic airline category, and second and third place in the best domestic consumer airline category. The awards...

29 Sep 2017

Etihad Aviation Group names Tony Douglas as CEO

Etihad Aviation Group has selected Tony Douglas as its new CEO, effective January 2018. Read more here.

29 Sep 2017

BA, kulula.com win at Traveller Africa Awards

British Airways (operated by Comair) has been named Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline and kulula.com has been named Best African Low-Cost Airline at the sixth annual Business Traveller Africa Awards. The awards were held in Sandon on 1 September 2017....

5 Sep 2017

Ethiopian Airlines improves direct services to Sao Paulo

Ethiopian Airlines Group has completed its preparations to begin non-stop direct services to Sao Paulo, Brazil, effective 16 September 2017. The African airline made its first flight to Sao Paulo in 2013.

30 Aug 2017

Boeing-built satellite to further NASA's space communcation

A Boeing-built tracking and data relay satellite (TDRS) will enable further communication for NASA's space communications network with International Space Station (ISS) when the satellite becomes fully operational next year. The satellite was launched on 18 August 2017 and it will provide...

29 Aug 2017

ATNS to launch first African air traffic association

The Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) will launch the South African Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel Association (SAATSEPA) at the seventh IFATSEA African Region Conference. The SAATSEPA will be overseen by the International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations and...

24 Aug 2017

KPI introduce SOS Children's Villages' kids to supply chain

KPI Cubed Supply Chain Consulting and Training explained the concept of supply chain to the young people at the SOS Children's Villages. KPI Cubed Supply Chain Consulting and Training executive consultant Karen Pretorius explained the concept by using rolls of wine gums as currency, buying,...

22 Aug 2017

Transnet Port Terminals makes donation to school

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has donated school uniforms and shoes to learners of Buhlebuzile Primary School in the Lubisi area of Pongola. The school also received minor renovations to their facility. The renovations consisted of a fresh coat of paint inside and outside a block of classrooms as...

11 Aug 2017

Emirates SkyCargo named winner of DHL Carrier Award

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has been named the winner of the DHL Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence - for its pharmaceutical shipment solution, SkyPharma - which was presented at the 17th Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Conference, organised by DHL in Singapore....

30 Jun 2017

Swiss celebrates 15 years of flights between JHB and Zurich

It has been 15 years since Swiss International Air Lines first introduced its flight between Johannesburg and Zurich on 1 April 2002. Since then, Lufthansa Group subsidiary has introduced daily flights between the cities in its Airbus A340-300. Johannesburg is still one of the key components in...

22 Jun 2017

Skytrax survey indicates that passengers favour Lufthansa in Europe

Participants in the annual Skytrax survey named Lufthansa as the best airline in Europe. The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. Lufthansa was also named best airline in Western Europe as well as best first class lounge dining but missed out on the best airline staff...

22 Jun 2017

Fastjet introduces more flights between Zim and SA

From the start of July, Fastjet will introduce more flights between Johannesburg and Harare. Fastjet will also offer a fifth weekly flight on Mondays between 17 July and 11 September on its route between Harare and Victoria Falls.

21 Jun 2017

In case of an emergency, scroll Airbnb

Following the severe weather conditions that resulted in floods and runaway fires in the Western Cape, Airbnb has introduced a function that will help accommodate and house people who have affected by natural disasters in the province. The response tool provides urgent housing to those affected by...

12 Jun 2017

Cartrip provides added benefits for members, free of charge

Cartrip has decided to waive its fees and now provides its services free of charge. These services include management of the platform, banking fees, SMS and email fees, transaction management, moderation service, member support, web hosting, bandwidth, mobile applications, web development and data...

2 Jun 2017

New investment in the Eastern Cape inspires confidence

The development of the R40m Fort Gale Motors service station and Fort Gale Junction shopping centre was launched on 25 May 2017. Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer chief executive Clive Berlyn has dubbed the complex as a key part of business strategy investment as it represents a vote of confidence in...

31 May 2017

New senior structure announced for Etihad Aviation Group

The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors has announced that James Hogan, current president and chief executive officer, will step down from the company in the second half of this year. Hogan will, with Etihad Aviation Group CFO, James Rigney, who will also leave the company later this year, join...

25 Jan 2017

Kale Logistics named Technology Provider of the Year for CODEX

IT solution provider in the logistics and airport sectors, Kale Logistics was named the Technology Provider of the Year 2016 at the Samudra Manthan Awards. The awards are held by Bhandarkar Shipping News. Kale received the award for its digital platform, CODEX which is India's first container...

20 Dec 2016

Freightmax wins 2016 Responsible Care® Haulier Award at 78th CAIA AGM

At its 78th annual general meeting held in Johannesburg, the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) presented Freightmax, the group company of Imperial Logistics, with the Responsible Care® Haulier Award. The award acknowledges those companies in the chemical sector that made...

13 Dec 2016

SGD recognised for export at the SA Premier Business Awards

At the fourth annual SA Premier Business Awards held in Johannesburg, Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) was honoured with the Exporter Award. The awards, organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) along with partners, Proudly South Africa and Brand South Africa, recognises excellence in the...

8 Dec 2016

Ethiopian is airline of the year for fifth time

During the African Airlines Association's 48th annual general assembly, which was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Ethiopian Airlines was bestowed with the Airline of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year. The awards are held to acknowledge the service delivery, innovation and...

29 Nov 2016

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