Cape Town Air Access Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19 has had a far-reaching impact on the aviation and tourism industries. While the global health community works towards minimising the spread of the disease, airlines are reviewing current flight schedules in response to its effects. Cape Town Air Access, the route development project for Cape Town and the Western Cape, is in ongoing discussions […]

Tourism Relief Funding could bring relief to Travel Agents

The Department of Tourism has made an additional R200 million available to assist SMMEs in the tourism and hospitality sector who are under particular stress due to the new travel restrictions. The fund will be administered to benefit SMMEs in all the 9 provinces and various tourism sub-sectors. Necessarily and rightly there will be a […]

Fastjet suspension notice


Fastjet has issued the following notice regarding flight suspensions: Fastjet Zimbabwe announced today that as a result of the latest measures introduced in Zimbabwe and South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19, all fastjet flight operations shall be suspended from Friday 27 March until Thursday 16 April 2020, both days fully inclusive.   Fastjet […]

ASATA Live: COVID-19 Labour Law Guidance

Labour Law

In this webinar, ASATA’s legal counsel, Elizabeth de Stadler from Novation Consulting, and labour expert Fatima van Toorn from FVT Consulting discussed labour-related matters, including retrenchments, leave and temporary layoffs at a time of COVID-19. If you would like to listen to the webinar again or if you missed it, you can now access the […]

SAA Africa suspends regional flights until 31 May 2020

SAA domestic

Earlier today, South African Airways (SAA) announced that it is suspending all international flights with immediate effect until 31 May 2020, to support the government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). As a direct consequence of this suspension, there was an immediate drastic reduction of demand for the African regional […]

Etihad Airways to temporarily suspend all transit services through Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways to temporarily suspend all transit services through Abu Dhabi 1

Etihad Airways has temporarily suspended transit travel through Abu Dhabi International Airport as of 22:00 (UAE local time) on Monday 23 March. Any passengers booked on connecting flights via Abu Dhabi to anywhere else on the Etihad network will not be permitted to travel. Etihad is attempting to contact these guests to advise them of […]

Lockdown infographics to share with your teams

These useful SA Government infographics explain what a lockdown is, what you’ll be able to do during a lockdown and who will be allowed to remain at work. What is a lockdown? What is the purpose of a lockdown? What am I allowed to do under a lockdown? Who will be allowed to remain at […]

UK announces national lockdown

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a national lockdown in the UK to stem what he’s called the “biggest threat” the country has faced for decades. To ensure compliance with the Government’s instruction to stay at home, they will: close all shops selling non-essential goods,​ including clothing and electronic stores and other premises […]