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White Privilege: Fake Pilot Busted After 20 Years At South African...

AFRICANGLOBE - A fake pilot has resigned from South African Airways after flying for more than 20 years with a fake licence. The airline said it discovered William Chandler's paperwork was forged after a "reportable incident" during a flight from South Africa to Germany. The airline has filed criminal charges and is seeking to recover millions paid to Chandler, including salary, overtime and allowances.

Woman Rejected By Airline Decides To Start Her Own Airline —...

AFRICANGLOBE - When Sibongile Sambo, a 42-year old woman from South Africa, was told by South African Airways that she did not qualify for a flight attendant position because she did not meet their minimum height requirement, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She became an entrepreneur, and started her very own airline called SRS Aviation, and until this day, her company is the only Black woman-owned and operated aviation company in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines Flying High As Other Carriers Sink

AFRICANGLOBE - While other major African airlines, including Kenya Airways and South African Airways, slid into loss, Ethiopian Airlines has grown its revenue and expanded its routes to become the most networked carrier on the continent.

Boeing Partners With SA Airways To Make Jet Fuel From Tobacco

AFRICANGLOBE - In order to promote green energy and cut carbon emissions, South African Airways and US plane manufacturer Boeing have announced plans to develop jet fuel from a tobacco plant, known as Solaris, tobe produced by alternative jet fuel maker SkyNRG.

Tens of Thousands of South African Workers Down Tools

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of South African workers in the construction, airport technical industries and automobile sectors downed their tools Monday. Hundreds of technical staffers working for South African Airways also went on strike.

From The Slopes Of Zambia

AFRICANGLOBE - In Africa, there are a lot of countries blessed with natural wonders. Zambia is one. The scenic nature reserves in South and North Luangwa and its impressive diversity of flora and fauna are just a tip of the wonders of this Southern African country.

Kenya Airways Calls for Merger With Ethiopian,South African Airways

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya Airways suggested a merger with Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways with the view to withstanding stiff competition coming from mega non-African carriers.

South African Airways to Invest Up to $7b In Aircraft Acquisition

AFRICANGLOBE - South African Airways (SAA) is set to invest between $4 and $7 billion on the acquisition of 25-30 long haul aircrafts following increased activity in the South African air travel industry and increased number of travelers across the continent.

South African Airways Awarded 4-Star Rating

AFRICANGLOBE - South African Airways has been awarded a 4-star airline rating by global independent airline rating firm Skytrax for the 11th year running. The rating recognises the airline's improvement in onboard product and service levels and in enhancing the customer experience.

South African Airways Named Best Airline In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - South African Airways (SAA) has been named the Best Airline in Africa by Business Traveler Magazine, following its annual consumer survey. The airline was also awarded the top prize for the Best Business Class to Africa, according to the results of the survey.

South African Airways, Air Canada Sign Code Share Agreement

AFRICANGLOBE - South African Airways (SAA) and Air Canada signed a code share agreement on Monday, making it easier for passengers to travel between...

South African Airways Voted Best Airline in Africa

South African Airways (SAA) has been voted the best airline in Africa for the 10th year in a row by UK global aviation research...

South African Airways’ Africa Route Network Grows

South African Airways (SAA) is set to add two new destinations, Abidjan and Brazzaville, to its ever-increasing African route network, bringing the total number...

South African Airways Opens Way to the Okavango Delta

South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new service between Johannesburg and Maun, Botswana - gateway to the world-famous Okavango Delta - as the...

Cotonou Joins South African Airway’s African Network

South African Airways' new route to Pointe-Noire in the Congo will now include Cotonou in Benin, as the airline moves to expand its African...

South African Airways Makes First Non-Stop Flight to China

South African Airways has made its first non-stop flight to China. An SAA Airbus A340-600, specially branded in honour of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, left Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, arriving in Beijing on Wednesday morning. SAA - named Africa's best airline for the ninth year running in the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards - will operate the Johannesburg-Beijing route non-stop three times a week using its Airbus A340-600 long-haul aircraft.