The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is considering taking action against "the operator" of a Jet Airways (9W) Airbus A330, recently chartered by South African businessman, Atul Gupta on the occasion of a family wedding, for violation of the country's Civil Aviation Regulations. The furore reportedly comes after the civilian Airbus was spotted at Pretoria's Watekloof Air Force Base, a military installation, but which has subsequently been transferred to OR Tambo International on the orders of the Ministry of Defence.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
After suspending its South African operations in June 2012, India's Jet Airways (9W) is to return to the South African market, albeit under a codeshare agreement with South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and the only airline with non-stop flights between Mumbai and Johannesburg. The code share opens for Sale effective April 16th 2013, for travel effective April 18th 2013.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Seychellois carrier, Air Seychelles (HM), on Thursday received the first of its ex Jet Airways Airbus A330-200s. Touching down in Mahe after a flight from Abu Dhabi and piloted by an exclusively Seychellois crew, Aldabra, as the aeroplane has been christened, features the latest in on-board comfort with flat beds in business class and individual entertainment systems for every seat in economy class.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Following Jet Airways' suspension of Mumbai - Johannesburg with effect from 12 June 2012, so South African Airways (SA) has moved to fill the gap by tentatively (i.e. subject to government approval) increasing its frequencies from Johannesburg to Mumbai, from 4x weekly to 5x weekly, using an Airbus A330-200.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Mumbai-based Indian carrier Jet Airways (9W) has announced the temporary suspension of Mumbai - Johannesburg with effect from June 12, as it carries out a route profitability consolidation, having faced a tough Q1 in 2012.
"'Jet Airways will work closely with its interline partners and ensure that affected guests are rebooked on alternate flights for their travel from June 12 in order to minimize inconvenience caused (to the passengers)' the release said."