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- Low Cost Carriers
The 2 low cost carriers in South Africa are Mango Airlines and Kulula Airlines, and frequently the best airfares are found with these 2 carriers...but not always - be sure to consider the full service offerings, which are South African Airways, British Airways Comair, SA Express and Airlink.
- Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Want to be 100% certain of booking the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town? Use our flight bookings tool to compare airline prices and identify the cheapest, and then use our flight discount vouchers to reduce airfares more (you can earn flight discount vouchers by emailing us reviews of your flights)!
- Cathay Pacific B747-8 Upgrade
Cathay Paficif are upgrading the flight decks of their Boeing 747-800s to include Lufthansa Systems' Airport Mapping Database.
- Qatar Airways visa promotion
Qatar Airways are running a flight special for visa credit card holders, where they can get 15% off flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to all destinations until the 15th February 2014. Just enter the promo code "VISAPROMO" when you make your booking. Must be done on the Qatar Airways website. Terms and Conditions apply.
- SAA Email Phishing Scam
South African Airways have warned of a phishing scam targeting their clients, which involves an email headed "PASSENGER ITINERARY RECEIPT"
- Emirates enhances Air Mauritius Codeshare
With the launch of A380 flights to Mauritius, Emirates have increased the allocation of seats to Air Mauritius.
- Qatar Airways extends US Airways codeshare
Qatar Airways is extending its codeshare agreement with US Airways to include onward flights from Philadelphia, which the airline is introducing on the 2nd April 2014.
- Johannesburg to Montreal flight survey
In a survey of flights from Johannesburg to Montreal, Lufthansa came out cheapest.
- Fastjet 72% load factor
Fastjet reports a 72% average load factor in the month of November for its Tanzania operations. November is a traditionally weak month, and the 72% is lower than their average of 73%.
- Cruise to Tristan da Cunha
Tina Wagner shared photos of her cruise to Tristan da Cunha, possibly the last on the RMS St Helena.
- Mango flight payments with Voyager miles
In a further integration of the state-owned carriers, you can now pay for your Mango flights with SAA Voyager miles.
- Qantas Airlines - no Emirates Stake
Emirates Airline have ruled out buying a stake in Qantas, saying that they don't have the bottomless pit of money which Etihad Airways has.
- Flights from Johannesburg to Iceland
Want to call people by the first name rather than their family name - go to Iceland, where there are no family names! Almost all 1-stop flights (there are no direct flights) involve flying the last leg with Icelandair, and KLM/Icelandair via Amsterdam to Keflavik is often cheapest.
- Air France Adds new Tokyo Flights
Some news from our French connection : From the 30th March 2014, Air France is launching flights from Johannesburg to Tokyo's Haneda Airport (which is closer to the city centre than Narita Airport, to which Air France already flies).
- Flights with Golf Bags
At this time of year many holidaymakers want to take their golf bags with them. Airlines have different rules for flying with golf bags - here's a summary of the rules of Kulula, Mango, SA Express, British Airways, South African Airways and SA Airlink.
- Mango Cape Town - Durban is best value
Priscilla carried out a review of her Mango flight from Cape Town to Durban, and said that she always flies Mango Airlines has it offers the "best value".
- SA Express Flight to Nelspruit
A reader tells us about "one of the best holidays our family has ever had" - which involved his daughter flying SA Express to Nelspruit.
- Turkish Airways lightning strike
A Turkish Airways plane was struck by lightning on its way to Iran, and forced to make an emergency landing.
- Cape Town Airport Runway Realignment
Cape Town International Airport is needing a realignment of its runway, in order to allow for increased air traffic and bigger planes.
- JHB to Larnaca with Qatar Airways
From 29 April 2014 you can fly from Johannesburg to Larnaca via Doha.
- Emirates Johannesburg to Los Angeles inaugural flight
Emirates flights from Joburg to Los Angeles in an A380 are now the world's longest.
- 1time to Fly?
1time Holdings has reached an agreement with Pak Africa Aviation and Global Airways, involving the purchase of Global Airways and the issue of 450m shares to Pak Africa and 270m shares to Global Airways.
- LAM Mozambique Crash
A LAM Mozambique Airlines crash in northern Namibia has raised African air-safety concerns.
- SAA Flight to PE
Travey recalls the excitement of her first flight - a South African Airways flight to PE, in Std 4 (the days when it was still called that!)
- SA Express Flight to PE
Arlene & Gerhard caught an SA Express flight to Port Elizabeth where they enjoyed a Jester Boat Cruise, John Dory's sushi, a climb up the Campanile and elephants galore at the Addo Elephant Park.
- Mango Airlines Baggage Limits
Mango Airlines has free baggage limits of 20kg for checked in luggage, but you can increase it to 30kg if you fly on Mango Plus.
- Airlink to Nelspruit
A reader tells us about her fast trip from Johannesburg to Nelspruit to go see the wildlife in the Kruger
- Costa Cape Town Cruises
Book Costa Cruises from Mauritius to Cape Town and from Cape Town to Savona (Italy).
- Imperial Head Resigns
Hubert Brody is going to resign as the head of Imperial Holdings in the first half of 2014, so he can spend more time with his family.
- Edelweiss Cape Town to Zurich
From 30 Sep 2013 to 2 May 2014 Edelweiss are flying direct from Cape Town to Zurich
- Airlink Skukuza Flights Launched
From June 2014 SA Airlink is operating flights to Skukuza from Cape Town and Johannesburg
- Skywise AirlineSkywise Airline, the brainchild of 1time and Sun Air founders, originally planned to launch in October 2013, but its launch has been delayed - hopefully we'll see it in the airs in 2014
- SA Express to Durban from Maputo
The CEO of SA Express has indicated they may be flying from Maputo to Durban King Shaka by March 2014.
- British Airways A380 to London
From 12 February 2014 BA are introducing the Airbus A380 to the Johannesburg to London flight route, and then on the 10th March 2014 they're increasing the frequency from 3 to 6 a week in the A380. Big flight times ahead. To advertise it, BA have set up a video of Bryan Habana racing an Airbus A380.