Tag: South Africa

South African Regulator Charges Airlink with Price Gouging

Reading Time: 2 minutes South Africa’s Competition Commission (SACC) has announced that it has found cause for Airlink to be prosecuted on charges of excessive and predatory pricing. The regulator said in its decision issued on Wednesday, February 14, that it had taken the decision following complaints about Airlink’s business practices on the Johannesburg O.R. Tambo-Mthatha route. They were […]

South African Regulator Grounds CemAir Over MRO Lapses

Reading Time: 1 minute The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has effectively grounded CemAir after it temporarily withdrew Certificates of Airworthiness (CoA) for 12 of the carrier’s aircraft. SACAA said in a statement it had taken the measure after its inspectors discovered during an audit that some of CemAir’s aircraft that were serviced at its Aircraft Maintenance Organisation […]

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, […]

Etihad Strengthens African Connections

Reading Time: 1 minute United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad Airways has increased links to Africa with the signing of a codeshare agreement with South African low-cost carrier (LCC) kulula. The codeshare, which becomes effective Oct. 30, will see Etihad placing its EY code on flights to several kulula services from Johannesburg to the South African cities of Cape […]

South Africa Launches Continent’s First Solar-Powered Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute South Africa has launched the continent’s first solar-powered airport. George Airport located in the South African town of the same name, is Africa’s first eco-friendly airport powered by the sun. All services at the airport from the control tower and escalators to restaurants and ATMs are supplied by a small solar power station nearby. The […]

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 […]