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May 30, 2016
Lufthansa will launch direct flights between Frankfurt and Cape Town on December 2. This complements the airline’s year-round daily flights to Johannesburg.
Flights will depart Cape Town on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays.
May 27, 2016
South African passport holders visiting Namibia for conference and meetings purposes no longer require a visa.
The Conference and Meetings Visa, which was introduced in March, is now considered a tourist visa and is therefore not a requirement for South African passport ho
May 18, 2016
Comair won an interdict by the Pretoria High Court yesterday (May 17) that ensures the airline will continue operations.  
“It’s business as usual.
May 10, 2016

Some travellers to the US have recently reported frustrations and denial of entry due to a new regulation that came into effect on April 1.

May 9, 2016

People intending to travel to Angola are urged to seek advice from doctors

May 6, 2016
Air Zimbabwe has increased frequencies for its services from Johannesburg to Harare and Bulawayo. 
Public relations manager, Shingai Taruvinga, said the airline has introduced a Sunday frequency to the Johannesburg-Bulawayo route, which it now services four times a week.
April 26, 2016
The Senegalese government has created a new national carrier – Air Senegal – following the closure of indebted Senegal Airlines.
April 20, 2016
Comair ground staff who downed tools on 13 April 2016 will return to work tomorrow, 19th of April 2016, after Comair and trade Union UASA reached a settlement agreement on the 19th of April. 
April 19, 2016
EgyptAir will increase its capacity and product offering by replacing the Airbus A330-200 with the Airbus A330-300 on its Johannesburg service, effective May 11.
The new aircraft has 301 seats – 265 seats in economy and 36 in business class – an increase in capacity of 33 seats.
April 13, 2016
TRAVEL ALERT: Kulula and BA Comair airport ground staff strike
April 12, 2016

Ethiopian Airlines will make changes to its schedules and routings between Cape Town and Addis Ababa, effective July 1. 

April 6, 2016
Etihad Airways is set to enhance its current Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi (AUH) service with the introduction of three additional flights a week between July and September to cater for the increased demand on the route during summer.
In July, the additional flights will opera
April 4, 2016
British Airways’ will launch three direct flights from Gatwick to Cape Town, starting on November 24, the airline has announced.
The flights will depart Gatwick at 18h00 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will arrive in Cape Town at 07h50 the following morning.
March 23, 2016
SAA has resumed flights to Douala International Airport in Cameroon following the reopening of the airport on March 21.
This follows the re-routing of Douala operations to Yaoundé last month after Douala airport was temporarily closed for runway and parking area repairs. 
March 18, 2016
Ethiopian Airlines will launch its second daily flight to Delhi, effective March 28.
Flight ET 688 will depart Addis Ababa at 15h50



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