South African Airways

Four South African Airlines Ground Planes for Urgent Checks Ordered by Aviation Regulators

Four South African-based airlines have been forced to ground planes overnight following an inspection by aviation regulators at a maintenance facility they all use.  The South African Civil Aviation Authority has not yet said what exactly prompted such drastic to…

Two Members of South African Airways Cabin Crew Arrested in Hong Kong Drug Smuggling Bust

Two members of cabin crew working for South African Airways have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of attempting to smuggle cocaine with a street value of nearly USD$3 million (HKD$23 million / R45 million) into the territory.  Officials…

Bodyguard Star Deborah Cox Caught Up In South African Airways Emergency Landing

South African Airways (SAA) has apologised after one of its aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing back into Accra International Airport on Sunday evening.  Onboard the aircraft was Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox who documented the unfolding emergency…

Ignore the Usual Awards: Is South African Airways Actually the Best Airline in the World?

It feels like we’re in the midst of airline awards season at the moment and as usual, there aren’t many surprises.  The latest results from hotel and airline rating site Tripadvisor put Singapore Airlines as the number 1 airline in…

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