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New S African airline to launch routes in Sept

By: Natalie Greve     25th August 2015 A newcomer to the South African aviation industry is set to launch its inaugural service on September 1, offering flights between OR Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg, and Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Nelspruit. Fly Blue Crane would, during its launch phase, operate 50-seater Embraer... 

SAA to present turnaround plan 

By: Sapa     19th February 2013 Troubled carrier SAA's turnaround plan, to be presented to the government at the end of next month, might involve cutting some flight routes, MPs heard on Tuesday. SA Airways (SAA) board acting chairperson Dudu Myeni said the plan would be the ninth developed by the ailing airline in 13 years. 

New acting CEO and chairperson appointed at SAA

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th December 2012 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has appointed South African Airways (SAA) executive chairperson Vuyisile Kona as the national carrier’s acting CEO, pending the appointment of a permanent replacement for Siza Mzimela, who resigned in October. He also announced on Friday that Duduzile... 

Gigaba hints to yet more SAA support, but wants new plan first 

By: Terence Creamer     15th October 2012 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has set a December 15 deadline for the delivery of a “road map” for turning around loss-making national carrier South African Airways (SAA), which reported another loss of R1.3-billion in 2011/12, contributing to cumulative losses of around R14-billion... 

SAA opens request for cargo terminal modernisation study

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th October 2012 Embattled State-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) on Monday opened the request for proposals to tender for a cargo terminal modernisation study at the OR Tambo International Airport. The project is aimed at enhancing the SAA cargo terminal through business process reengineering,... 

SAA CEO Mzimela resigns 

By: Sapa     8th October 2012 South African Airways (SAA) chief executive Siza Mzimela resigned from the embattled government-owned airline on Monday, said the office of Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. "Yes we have received the resignation. We have accepted the resignation, but it was not with immediate effect,"... 

SAA to raise fuel surcharge on EU flights

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     18th June 2012 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) on Monday said it was preparing to raise its fuel surcharge on flights to and from Europe by between €1 and €2 a passenger to comply with the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Despite vast protest, the adjusted fees would be... 

SAA to host global airline summit in Cape Town next year

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     18th June 2012 South African Airways (SAA) was last week announced as the host of the 2013 International Air Transport Association (Iata) annual general meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS). The event will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from June 2 to 4. 

SAA establishes new academy to train pilots 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th March 2012 South African Airways (SAA) on Monday announced plans to establish a new flight academy for the focused, expert training of new pilots. SAA said it was searching for a qualified and internationally recognised partner to launch the SAA Flight Academy, which would recruit previously disadvantaged... 

Company Announcement: South African Airways in major Skills Initiative

     19th March 2012 New SAA Flight Academy to provide integrated training and lift transformation  


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