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SAA 2.0 hopes to start lean and grow from next year

Draft agreement document spells out that R1.5-billion will be needed to fund severance packages for 2 400 of the airline’s employees

The great untethering and the airlines’ flat spin

If record vinyls and iTunes can co-exist in the Technological Age, Wi-Fi will allow ocean liners a slice of the airlines’ global travel monopoly

The coronavirus and the rise of the network society

Two kinds of virus, one biological and the other digital, have spread around the world, changing society and creating social elites

AU gives continent-wide air travel a long-awaited boost

Despite boasting 15% of the world’s population, Africa accounts for just 3% of global air traffic because flights are expensive and often inconvenient

Low-cost airline Fly Africa takes to the skies against Air Zimbabwe

Low-cost airline Fly Africa opens one route in September and looks into more, which may upset Air Zimbabwe's popular Harare-Bulawayo route.

Looking skyward for a price war

The carrier’s African plan is poised for take off, but industry experts are not on board.

Corporate travellers fly solo

Chartered flights are becoming more popular as companies save executives’ time.

Why budget flights aren’t for the faint of heart

For just £370, a flight from London to Johannesburg with one short ­layover in exotic Addis Ababa seemed like a great idea.

Samoa Air defends pay-as-you-weigh policy

The airline says its world-first plan to charge passengers by their weight rather than per seat is the fairest way to fly.

Ten airlines spurn EU emissions scheme

More than 99% of all major global airlines have complied with the first step of Europe's scheme to charge them for their carbon emissions.

Velvet Sky’s pay now, fly later scheme

Troubled low-cost airline Velvet Sky stands accused by petrol giant BP of resorting to "desperate cash-raising measures to stave off bankruptcy".

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.

Turbulence over Africa

Although open-skies policies on in Africa bode well for the airline industry, ageing fleets and tight margins are significant challenges.

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.

Airline security: ‘Looking for bad people, not bad objects’

Eye scanners may soon be coming to an airport near you as the airline industry seeks to sharply reduce security check-in time.

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