News Listings for Air Malawi

  • ANALYSIS: Southern Africa's flagging carriers

    News | 31 May 2013 08:52 | Martin Rivers

    While financial turmoil at South African Airways often makes headlines in the sub-region, the Johannesburg-based flag carrier is far from the only troubled...
  • Comair seeks progress on new carrier for Malawi

    News | 05 Oct 2009 02:47 | Victoria Moores

    South African carrier Comair is still hoping to push ahead with plans to establish a new airline in Malawi and is planning to set a deadline to conclude...
  • South African carriers banking on Africa liberalisation

    News | 27 Nov 2008 10:37 | Brendan Sobie

    South African carriers are seeking to add services to other African countries as they try to offset a contraction in the domestic market.
  • BA's South African dilemma

    News | 19 Dec 2007 09:52 | Brendan Sobie

    British Airways franchise Comair has secured Johannesburg-London but may have to create a new brand to operate it Should British Airways co-operate...
  • IATA extends e-ticket deadline

    News | 26 Jun 2007 11:18 | Brendan Sobie

    <P><STRONG>IATA is giving members another five months to eliminate paper tickets, but several small carriers are concerned there still will not be enough time to put in place interline e-ticketing (IET) agreements.</STRONG></P> <P>During its annual general meeting in early June, IATA agreed to extend its e-ticketing deadline from 31 December 2007 to 31 May 2008. The extension followed complaints from smaller members that are struggling to convince larger carriers to implement IET agreements. </P> <P>"The real issue is some bigger airlines are using IET as an excuse to cut out smaller carriers," says Air Seychelles chairman David Savy. "It's a corporate decision to scrap us. We are a nuisance factor. We don't bring them much revenue, but it is a lot of money for us."</P> <P>Several small IATA members say US and European carriers are now focusing on forging IET agreements with each other rather than small carriers from undeveloped regions. "Getting them to sign up is a problem," says
  • SAA sets sights on Senegal hub

    News | 14 Dec 2004 00:00

    <p>South African Airways (SAA) aims to build a West African hub as part of an aggressive growth strategy to deliver Star Alliance an enhanced route structure in Africa, writes Justin Wastnage.</p> <p>The Johannesburg-based carrier, which was admitted into the Lufthansa-led alliance earlier this year and is set to formally join in the second quarter of next year, says it has set its sights on Senegalese capital Dakar as the site for a mini-hub to mirror its interests in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where it acquired a stake in Air Tanzania. </p> <p>Nomfanelo Magwentshu, SAA vice-president, alliances and aeropolitical affairs, says: &quot;When SAA joins Star, we are going to be very aggressive to develop a true African network.&quot; The carrier will ask African Airlines Association (AfrAA) members to increase penetration into Dakar, which could also eventually be used to launch more routes to the Americas, she adds. </p> <p>Codeshare partners will be welcomed, says Magwentshu. &quot;SAA'