South Africa

SAA back in the air from September 2021

South African flag carrier SAA will restart passenger operations on September 23, after a lengthy restructuring process...


SAA prepares to resume operations, gets operating license

South African Airways (SAA) received an operating license as it prepares to resume operations after nearly a year of grounding....


South African airlines brace, as pandemic surge forces lockdown

South African airlines brace for a halt in flights amidst an alert level 4 lockdown in South Africa. Comair and Lift will cease flights from July 5, 2021....


Corruption watchdog challenges financing of SAA subsidiaries

Tension brews as watchdogs challenge the funding of SAA subsidiaries through state-aided resources....


SAA successor goes all-in on Russian SSJ100

Skylink Airways aims to fill a vacuum left by South African Airways (SAA) and become the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) operator in Africa....


New South African airline LIFT nears flights launch

The new South African airline prepares to overpower the domestic services while operating three Airbus 320 aircraft to two destinations....


New Uber-inspired South African airline to fly in December 2020

A new low-cost South African airline is set to launch on December 10, 2020 ‒ just in time for the holiday season....


SAA suspends operations, no funding found

South African Airways (SAA) is being put under “care and maintenance” by administrators in charge of its restructuring, meaning a complete stop of the carrier's operations....


South African government says it is committed to financing SAA

The bankruptcy administrators of South African Airways (SAA) were told that the government was committed to provide 10.5 billion rand ($650 million) to the restructured airline....


Air Zimbabwe to continue operations after six-month travel ban

On September 16, 2020, Air Zimbabwe issued a statement announcing the resumption of some of its domestic and regional flights. The flight resumption comes following the Zimbabwean government’s decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions....