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Why are your flight tickets costing you so much?


JOHANNESBURG – Why can two corporate colleagues seated next to each other on the same business trip pay vastly different amounts for their flight tickets? It’s a question every single traveller has asked themselves at some point. Unfortunately, the answer is more complex than you might think. But, the New Distribution Capability (NDC) promises to […]

Air Belgium’s Board of Directors decides to focus its development exclusively on cargo and ACMI and files for judicial reorganisation by way of amicable agreement to ensure its long-term viability and growth

BRUSSELS – Following a series of external events that have weakened the company in recent years (COVID, the war in Ukraine, soaring fuel prices, inflation and falling consumer purchasing power), and in view of the current instability of the socio-economic and geopolitical environment, Air Belgium’s Board of Directors – which met today – has decided […]

Domestic travel risks: What does this mean for duty of care?

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JOHANNESBURG – When taxi strikes hit Cape Town, they left travellers stranded—without means to get to or from the airport. It was a jarring reminder that emergencies can happen close to home, too. According to a recent survey by software company Everbridge, only 24% of companies surveyed have a “Plan B” in place for travel […]

South African Travellers Turn to Inventive Holiday Planning Amid Environmental and Cost Concerns

Faced with a weakening Rand, coupled with growing environmental and cost concerns, South African travellers are increasingly getting inventive with their holiday planning. They are looking beyond conventional holidays to create more sustainable yet enriching travel experiences. The focus is now on combining sustainability, affordability, and diverse experiences into a single travel plan. This inventive […]

Air Belgium confirms its summer 2024 flight programme to South Africa and Mauritius

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JOHANNESBURG, 14 July 2023 – Air Belgium announced its new flight programme from Belgium to South Africa and Mauritius for the upcoming 2024 summer season. Between March and October next year, the Belgian airline will be operating: Thanks to the extension of Air Belgium’s interline agreements, including the recent new contract with Air Mauritius, passengers will […]

TAAG Angola Airlines Formalises Order For Nine Airbus A220s During Paris Air Show

TAAG Angola Airlines formalised three leasing contracts during the Paris-Le Bourget International Air Show, ordering 9 brand-new Airbus A220-300 aircrafts via lessors, namely ACG, Azorra, and NAC. Durban, June 21, 2023: TAAG Angola Airlines is thrilled to announce a series of expansion plans aimed at providing enhanced services and greater convenience for our valued passengers. […]

TAAG Angola Airlines Increases Frequencies on the Luanda/Sao Paolo Route From August

Effective August 2nd, TAAG Angola Airlines will add a new frequency on the Luanda – Sao Paolo-Luanda connection, providing six weekly frequencies overall between the Lusophony countries, Angola and Brazil. DURBAN, 16 May 2023: TAAG Angola Airlines will provide greater mobility options to its passengers and customers, following the market demand upon the recent codeshare […]

TAAG Unpacks Innovative Recovery Strategies at African Aviation Summit

JOHANNESBURG, 16 MAY 2023 – TAAG CEO Eduardo Fairen shares his insights on innovative air finance strategies at the 31st African Aviation Summit. The event, held under the theme Air Finance Strategies for Recovery and Growth took place from May 10th to May 12th, 2023, at The Bill Gallagher Room, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South […]

Air Belgium makes a difference in South Africa, one soccer pitch at a time!

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Air Belgium is proud to announce the airline was one of the key sponsors for the renovation of the soccer pitch in Philippi, South Africa. The project was one of the highlights of the recent state visit by the King and Queen of the Belgians. Emmanuel Menu, CCO of Air Belgium, emphasised the importance of […]

FCM report highlights 26% increase in business travel – but pricing remains a problem

Business travel is slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to Bonnie Smith, FCTG Corporate General Manager, who shares the key findings of the FCM Consulting Global Q4 Trend Report. “The recovery period after Covid was challenging for travellers, but air travel has seen improvements thanks, in part, to more staff being employed at airports and […]