Countries and airlines have banned flights from South Africa, due to the new variant of the Coronavirus in South Africa which may be responsible for the recent surge in infections. Sudan has banned travellers from South Africa, Britain and the Netherlands from 23 December 2020. The ban will last 3 weeksRead More →

This past week the Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) claimed that SAA pilots are, “the second-best paid in the world.” This is an astoundingly crude lie that is evidently false for two reasons… First – it cited its source as IATA – the International Air Transport Association. IATA was quickRead More →

Cape Town, Tuesday 1 December 2020: For the first time in over eight months, customers boarded kulula flight MN101, the first Comair flight to take off as the company recommences services. The flight is a huge step in getting Comair back on its feet as a sustainable business, and signals theRead More →

01 December 2020, Johannesburg – Airlink, the independent and privately-owned airline, notes with disappointment, but respect, the Supreme Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss its claim against South African Airways (SAA) with costs. This follows Airlink’s application to the Johannesburg High Court in January for leave to sue the state-owned airline,Read More →

The co-founder of Lift Airlines, Gidon Novick, has responded to the claims made by attorney Johan Botha by pointing out the following: Global Aviation Operations (Pty) Ltd (Global) does in fact have current and valid AOC for 2020. This is easily verifiable on Global’s website The Lift Airline brand isRead More →

A well know aviation attorney Johan Botha has launched an attack on the pending Lift Airlines of Gidon Novick. Botha claims that lift has not fulfilled the legal requirements for starting a new airline – particularly that it has not obtained its own Aircraft Operators certificate (AOC) and that itsRead More →

We have officially changed our company name from “SA Airlink” to “Airlink”, as part of our strategy to distinguish ourselves as a totally independent airline. Airlink, the privately-owned airline, has officially changed its company name from “SA Airlink” to “Airlink”, as part of its strategy to distinguish itself as aRead More →

702. ( South African Airways’ business rescue practitioners (BRPs) announced on Tuesday evening that all airline operations have been suspended with immediate effect. The airline is being placed “under care and maintenance” until funding discussions are completed. Bruce Whitfield says he’s been told by the BRP’s public relations team however,Read More →