Tag: Cape Town

Africa’s Busiest Passenger Air Routes Revealed

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 10 busiest passenger air routes in Africa have been revealed in a new study conducted by Routes. The research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent. More than 4.7 million passengers flew the 1,292 km between the two […]

Passenger Gets Injured As Kulula B737 Hits Turbulence

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Kululu Boeing 737-800 was on approach to Cape Town in adverse weather conditions when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injuries to one passenger. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Cape Town’s runway 01. The airline reported the aircraft was about 20 minutes before landing in clear weather when the aircraft encountered […]

Mango B738 Returns to Cape Town after Being Impacted by a Pelican

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Mango Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-SJD performing flight JE-348 from Cape Town to Durban (South Africa), was climbing out of Cape Town’s runway 01 when a pelican impacted the leading edge of the left hand horizontal stabilizer causing a large dent. The aircraft continued the climb and reached FL330 about 130nm east of Cape Town, […]

Africa Gets Its First Solar-Powered Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes South Africa has ramped up its green credentials by unveiling the continent’s first solar-powered airport. Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George Airport will meet 41% of its energy demand from a brand new 200 square meter solar power plant built on its grounds. The facility, which was officially launched last week, has […]