South African Airways News Stories

Emirates, South African Deepen Relationship

December 18, 2018

South African Airways and Emirates have agreed to extend their code-sharing agreement, in a boost to the loss-making African carrier.


SAA To Cut 10 Pct Of Catering Staff

June 11, 2018

Airline caterer Airchefs is to layoff about 10 percent of its workforce, as its parent company, loss-making South African Airways develops its latest turnaround plan.


South Africa Reappoints Myeni As SAA Chair

September 2, 2016

The South African cabinet announced the reappointment of Duduzile Cynthia Myeni as chair of South African Airways for a further year.


SAA Cancels Contract With Financial Adviser BnP

July 21, 2016

South African Airways has ended its contract with BnP Capital, a financial advisory firm hired for the company's restructuring of ZAR15 billion rand (USD$1 billion) of debt.


Zuma Vows To Retain South African Airways

May 6, 2016

South African President Jacob Zuma ruled out selling South African Airways (SAA), saying the government would never sell the money-losing national flag carrier.



South Africa Mulls Merging State-Owned Airlines

February 24, 2016

South Africa will explore merging two state-owned airlines, South African Airways and SA Express, and seek a minority equity partner for the company.


Citibank Cancels Loan To South African Airways

January 11, 2016

Citibank has cancelled a ZAR250 million rand (USD$15 million) loan facility to state-owned South African Airways, the latest blow to the cash-strapped airline.


Low-Cost Carriers Confront Africa's National Airlines

September 16, 2015

Before Fastjet launched low-cost flights between Harare and Dar es Salaam last year, Zimbabwean businessman Jonathan Jabangwe had to brave a three day bus journey to meet his clients in Tanzania.


Major US Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments

August 4, 2015

Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe last month.