South Africa’s Airlink to Operate a Fleet of E-Jets

The carrier will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017.

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US Airways is launching new codeshare agreements with fellow Star Alliance member carriers Avianca and South African Airways. The U.S. airline is also expanding its codeshare with TACA, another subsidiary of the AviancaTaca Holdings group and also a Star Alliance member.

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On May 9, in-flight broadband service provider Row 44, Inc. and its African partner, Wireless G, in association with Mango Airlines and Vodacom, launched the G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service on Mango. The carrier operates five Boeing 737-800 jets.

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The carrier launched its first flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa, via Dakar, Senegal, on December 4, 2006. A week later, Delta began serving Accra, Ghana, from its hub at New York JFK.

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Boeing has confirmed South Africa’s Comair Limited as a previously unidentified customer for eight 737-800s fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior. Comair will use its new 737s to update the fleet of its low-fare airline, kulula.com.

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This year, renowned wildlife photographer Sperka is bringing his ‘masters series’ photo workshop to South Africa from July 1 to July 5, in a program created especially for African Portfolio’s safari customers.

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The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. has accepted new member hotels in Bahrain, Egypt, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States, Barbados and the Dominican Republic.

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Safari travel specialist Africa Adventure Consultants says it has taken advantage of low airfares and favorable exchange rates to create value pricing on South Africa Safari Specials.

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In plenty of time to prepare for the onslaught of visitors expected in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup of football, Emirates Airline is launching a daily service from Dubai to Durban on October 1.

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V Australia, the long-haul arm of the Virgin Blue Group, will launch direct flights between Johannesburg, South Africa and Melbourne, Australia in March 2010 assuming it receives the requisite government approval.

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