Cape Town welcomes London Gatwick flights
Dec19

Cape Town welcomes London Gatwick flights

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) welcomed the arrival of Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cape Town. Thomas Cook Airlines, a leading UK leisure airline will now offer direct flights between LGW and CTIA three days a week.  Deon Cloete, General Manager of CTIA welcomed the arrival of Thomas Cook Airlines saying, “Cape Town International Airport is delighted that the carrier is now...

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Keeping safe and secured at the airport – ACSA
Dec08

Keeping safe and secured at the airport – ACSA

Airports Company South Africa in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, has started implementing additional security measures for the festive peak travelling season. History and statistics inform us that certain airport criminal activities increase during the peak season. Airports Company South Africa continues to use security technology aimed at ensuring a safe and pleasant experience for passengers and all airport users. Security...

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Qantas sponsors 9-year-old rhino activist
Dec06

Qantas sponsors 9-year-old rhino activist

Qantas has reached out to a local nine-year-old boy to help make the journey of a lifetime a reality.  Hunter Mitchell of Cape Town, South Africa was flown to Brisbane, Australia by Qantas to receive the Steve Irwin Visionary Wildlife Warrior for 2016 for his passionate efforts to support an orphaned baby rhino.  Hunter helped raise R75,000 towards the upkeep of Osita, a baby rhino which had been rejected at birth by its mother at...

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Turkish Airlines unveils SA to Cuba route
Dec05

Turkish Airlines unveils SA to Cuba route

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline, continues to expand its global reach by adding the Cuban capital Havana.  South Africans can fly from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to Havana via Istanbul, and the flight carries on to Caracas, Venezuela. Already flying to 15 destinations in North and South America, Turkish Airlines’ recent additions to its impressive flight network bring the total...

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Air Seychelles unveils Durban route
Dec02

Air Seychelles unveils Durban route

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, held a media conference at King Shaka International Airport, to announce its new direct route to Durban, set to commence on 30 March 2017. The carrier was represented by Maja Gedosev, General Manager Sales, Distribution and Corporate Affairs at Air Seychelles, who was joined by David Germain, from the Seychelles Tourism Board office in South Africa and Nkosinathi...

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How to become a commercial pilot in SA
Nov30

How to become a commercial pilot in SA

Being a commercial pilot can be one of the world’s top jobs. First-year salaries at South African Airways (SAA) for instance are R900,000 a year, rising over time to a level on par with those of C-suite corporate executives. Internationally, pilots earn a premium over similar graded professionals in the corporate world. This is in recognition that pilots assume levels of responsibility for the lives of their passengers and fellow crew...

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