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Low-cost airline Fly Africa takes to the skies against Air Zimbabwe
Low-cost airline Fly Africa takes to the skies against Air Zimbabwe
National carrier Air Zimbabwe faces competition from low-cost airline Fly Africa, which launched its maiden flight between Victoria Falls and...
Looking skyward for a price war
Looking skyward for a price war
A flight from ­Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam will cost travellers as little as $100 each way when low-coast carrier Fastjet opens up this, its...
Corporate travellers fly solo
Corporate travellers fly solo
Africa’s scheduled airlines continue to show strong growth and the private air charter industry is equally upbeat, as time-pressed professionals and a burgeoning resources industry continue to drive demand for bespoke air services across Africa....
Why budget flights aren’t for the faint of heart
Why budget flights aren’t for the faint of heart
I had been looking at a discount travel website at my friend’s apartment in South London: this is the part of the story when seasoned...
Samoa Air defends pay-as-you-weigh policy
Samoa Air defends pay-as-you-weigh policy
Samoa Air, which opened in 2012, asks passengers to declare their personal weight during booking, which is then charged per kilogram at a rate...
Ten airlines spurn EU emissions scheme
Ten airlines spurn EU emissions scheme
The inclusion of aviation in the European Union's emissions trading system from the start of this year caused an uproar from airlines in more than...
Velvet Sky's pay now, fly later scheme
Velvet Sky's pay now, fly later scheme
Velvet Sky, the troubled low-cost airline, has been accused by BP Southern Africa, to which it owes R29-million of resorting to "desperate...
Budget airlines not so cheap after all
Budget airlines not so cheap after all
It costs £40 for a flight from London to Malaga. Add a £15 administration fee, £15 for luggage and £5 for paying by debit card. That cheap...
EU firm on airline carbon tax
EU firm on airline carbon tax
United States airlines are wrong to think that they can force the European Union to back down on plans to make carriers pay for emitting carbon,...
Turbulence over Africa
Turbulence over Africa
The airline industry is a tough business at the best of times and operators face a slew of challenges, not least of them the ­sustainability of...
Airline security: 'Looking for bad people, not bad objects'
Airline security: 'Looking for bad people, not bad objects'
Eye scanners and information chips inside passports may soon be coming to an airport near you as the airline industry seeks to sharply reduce...
Fifty-six Indian airline pilots fail alcohol tests two years
Fifty-six Indian airline pilots fail alcohol tests two years
Fifty-six pilots working for Indian airlines have failed alcohol tests in the last two years, according to a list issued by the civil aviation...

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