Airlink to resume domestic flights with new trunk route services

Airlink will launch a limited scheduled domestic air service from Monday 8th June, with flights on the Johannesburg-Cape Town and Johannesburg-Durban trunk routes, using 98-seat Embraer E190 regional jets. This follows the implementation of South Africa’s COVID-19 “Level 3” restrictions, which permits a three-phase resumption of domestic flights, based on the following: Phase 1, which […]

WTTC launches Safe Travels protocols for aviation, airports, MICE and tour operators

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the second phase of measures to rebuild global consumer confidence to encourage the return of travelling. The latest protocols are designed to drive the return of safe travel and enable industries, namely tour operators and convention centres, meetings and events to thrive once again. Detailed discussions took place with key […]

Public Enterprises on SAA Business Rescue Plan

The Public Enterprises Department has confirmed that it has received a draft Business Rescue Plan for South African Airways (SAA) SOC Ltd, which is under business rescue. Government has not discussed the plan yet and no decisions have been taken on some of the proposals it contains. The draft Plan has been prepared by the […]

City Lodge Hotels is open for business

City Lodge Hotel Group is starting to open up its hotels in a phased response to business traveller demand as South Africa moves to Level 3 alert of the lockdown from 1 June 2020. The group has been busy during Levels 5 and 4 preparing its properties to open in a Covid-19 world. Some properties […]

Etihad Airways launches health and hygiene programme championed by new wellness ambassadors

Etihad Airways has launched ‘Etihad Wellness’, an expanded and more comprehensive health and hygiene programme and customer guide. This builds on the stringent measures already put in place by the airline to deal with COVID-19. The programme will be championed by the introduction of specially trained Wellness Ambassadors, a first in the industry, who will […]