Tourism News

South Africa Suspends SA Express Flights

May 24, 2018

South Africa Suspends SA Express Flights

South African aviation regulator SACAA has suspended all SA Express flights over ‘serious safety risks’.


Delta To Restart Indian Flights After Subsidies Deal

May 24, 2018

Delta To Restart Indian Flights After Subsidies Deal

Delta Air Lines has announced a return to India, with direct US/Mumbai flights starting next year, after a recent clarification of Open Skies agreements.


Cathay Pacific Updates Asia Miles Loyalty Offering

May 24, 2018

Cathay Pacific Updates Asia Miles Loyalty Offering

Cathay Pacific is updating its Asia Miles loyalty scheme, with the airline saying more people will benefit from higher mileage accrual and a wider choice of redemption flights.


Lufthansa To Add ‘Economy Light' Fares To North America

May 22, 2018

Lufthansa To Add ‘Economy Light' Fares To North America

Lufthansa Group has announced the introduction of Economy Light fares on routes between Europe and North America, launching in time for the summer travel season.


DFW Airport Runway To Close For Repair

May 23, 2018

DFW Airport Runway To Close For Repair

Dallas Fort Worth Airport will start a major repair to one of its runways from May 24 in a USD$135 million project that is expected to last until December.



Singapore Airlines To Merge With Regional Carrier SilkAir

May 18, 2018

Singapore Airlines To Merge With Regional Carrier SilkAir

Singapore Airlines will merge with its SilkAir unit in 2020 after a major cabin makeover gets underway at the regional carrier.


JAL To Launch Long-Haul Low Cost Carrier

May 14, 2018

JAL To Launch Long-Haul Low Cost Carrier

Japan Airlines will launch a new long-haul low cost carrier in 2020, as it diversifies from the full service model of its parent brand.


Brussels Airlines Pilots Announce Strikes

May 11, 2018

Brussels Airlines Pilots Announce Strikes

Pilot unions at Brussels Airlines have called two one-day strikes next week which will affect over 550 flights and 63,000 passengers, the airline said.


Westjet Pilots Approve Strike Mandate

May 10, 2018

Westjet Pilots Approve Strike Mandate

WestJet pilots have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike, but the ALPA union stressed its goal is an agreement with the airline not industrial action.


Air France Staff Continue Strike, CEO To Leave

May 7, 2018

Air France Staff Continue Strike, CEO To Leave

Air France expects to operate 80 percent of its Tuesday flights as the second day of a union stoppage this week ramps up pressure and the airline’s strike-related costs, causing the resignation of its chief executive.