Category archives for: Aviation

Relief as SAA is placed on business rescue

South African Airways

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE country’s official opposition has welcomed the announcement that troubled national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), will be put into business rescue. The Democratic Alliance (DA) concurred with Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises, that the move was the next best option, other than liquidation, to stop the […]

Crisis-ridden SAA resumes flights to Vic Falls

South African Airways

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BELEAGURED South African Airways (SAA) is to resume flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in neighbouring Zimbabwe starting Thursday. Victoria Falls will be serviced alongside South African routes – Cape Town and Durban- as the airline endures a devastating strike by employees. Domestic flights were grounded but international […]

Extra Airlink flights to boost Kruger Park tourism


by ANNA NTABANE MBOMBELA, (CAJ News) – AIRLINK, privately-owned regional airline, has increased the number of flights between Cape Town and Hoedspruit in response to market demand ahead of the festive season. The additional flights will operate during December 2019 and January 2020. They will operate between December 24 and January 5. According to the […]

Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

US President Donald Trump with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s volatile Rand currency is bearing the brunt of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States as well as possibilities of agencies downgrading the country’s sovereign rating. This depreciation spells further doom for motorists, with the price of fuel increasing again in September. The […]

Hong Kong protests ground SAA flights

South African Airways

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Airways (SAA) has suspended services to Hong Kong following protests in the Asian destination. Protests have affected the Hong Kong International Airport. Authorities have suspended air operations to and from the facility. “Based on the suspension of air services, SAA’s operations between Hong Kong and Johannesburg […]

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