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20 February 2017 // Archives

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DA SAYS R1.16-BILLION BLOW COULD TOPPLE SAA

THE DEMOCRATIC Alliance has called on the government to privatise South African Airways and immediately remove board chairperson Dudu Myeni, following last week’s shock court ruling on damages relating to Comair’s competition case against the national carrier. Comair ...
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COMAIR TO GROW NON-AIRLINE BUSINESS

COMAIR is to grow its non-airline business, with new catering, training and airport lounge agreements and plans to further develop the kulula holidays online booking platform. Last week, the group posted half-year results for the period ending December 31, ...
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DELTA EMPLOYEES GET HUGE BONUS

DELTA Air Lines is to pay US$1.1-billion in profit sharing to its 85,000 employees. This is the third year in a row the airline has distributed more than US$1-billion to employees and a total of more than US$5-billion ...
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FLIGHT CENTRE TO LAUNCH NEW YOUTH ADVENTURE BRAND

STUDENT Flights will be rebranded Flight Centre Youth & Adventure, effective March 1, with new stores to open across the country. The Flight Centre Travel Group said last week, after 16 years, its youth retail brand would be revamped, ...
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BA FACES ANOTHER FOUR-DAY STRIKE

BRITISH Airways’ website is to be updated with contingency plans for flight operations this week, with four more days of strike action by mixed fleet in-flight crew due to start on Wednesday and continue through Saturday. The strike is ...
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THOMAS COOK INCREASES CAPE TOWN – GATWICK FLIGHTS

THOMAS Cook is planning four flights per week between Cape Town and London Gatwick over the next summer peak season,  starting December 15 until March 23, 2018
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NORWEGIAN ORDERS FOUR €800-MILLION ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ SHIPS

NORWEGIAN Cruise Line has ordered four new next generation ships, at a cost of €800-million per ship, with the option of two more, for delivery starting in 2022. The ships will each accommodate 3,300 passengers, with the design based ...
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TIR Noticeboard

• LATAM Airlines has introduced sale fares from Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and George. Economy ex-Cape Town or Johannesburg from R8,900 including taxes or R27,900 Premium Business.

• kulula holidays has Italy by Train packages, including second-class rail tickets and a total of six nights accommodation in Rome, Florence and Venice, from R8,111. Valid June 1 – 30, 2017.

• Great Plains Conservation has launched Ride Kenya – Mara, with morning and afternoon guided horse rides for up to eight people in the Maasai Mara. From US$250 per ride. Minimum age of 14 and maximum weight of 95 kgs.

• South African Airways has entered into a code-share agreement with Air Seychelles for the carrier’s new flights from Seychelles to Durban, starting March 30. Flights will operate on a Thursday and Saturday.

There is still availability on the three-night MSC Cruises Durban to Cape Town sailing, departing April 17. There are also cabins available over the Easter period.

• International air traffic to and from the US reached a record 220.8-million passengers in 2016, according to the US Department of Commerce, a six percent increase over 2015. US airlines carried 48 percent of all traffic. Total traffic out of Africa declined 1.4 percent.

• South African Airways will use one of its new Airbus A330-300 aircraft on its Washington route via Dakar.

• The Mother of the Nation Festival returns to Abu Dhabi Corniche beach from March 26 to April 4. The programme includes more than 100 activities, exhibitions, performances and workshops.

• Malawi Airlines has added two new destinations, Nairobi starting March 29 and Zanzibar from April 5.

The Travel Corporation has appointed Darsha Soobramoney TTC Relationship Manager for all of the group’s brands, and on selected key accounts and TTC preferred partner agreements.

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