South African Airways

S African Airways turns to MICE traffic for boost

South African Airways will target Asia's leisure and meetings and conventions market to offset a downturn in passenger volumes caused by the winding down of mainland-backed construction projects in Africa.

Monday, 23 May, 2011, 12:00am

Oasis set to challenge carriers on UK route

Budget carrier Oasis Hong Kong Airlines will begin selling tickets to London next month as it moves to become the fifth carrier offering direct flights on the increasingly crowded route.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

S African airline to levy fuel charge

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department yesterday approved South African Airways' application to levy a fuel surcharge on passengers, allowing the airline to pass on rising fuel costs to customers.

26 May 2004 - 12:00am


P&O has organised a special fly-cruise package early next month for the Hong Kong-Kota Kinabalu-Singapore leg aboard the Oriana, its flagship, which is sailing around the world. This will be a six days/five nights tour, and prices vary with the choice of cabin. Phone 2921-8718 or 2956-6888 for details.

25 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Airport alert

EMERGENCY vehicles at Kai Tak were put on standby for a South African Airways 747 which landed after bursting a tyre on take-off in Johannesburg. No one was hurt.

31 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Going wins an instant call-up

VAUGHN Going returns to Hong Kong on Thursday from his South African adventure and the New Zealander will be happy to find that his place in the national squad is still vacant.

Going has been drafted in by national coach George Simpkin into the 13-strong squad for the Malaysian Rugby Union-COBRA 10s tournament to be played in Kuala Lumpur on September 2-3.

22 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Life

RHONDA Palmer sounded distinctly weary over the telephone the other day. Perhaps it was the stress of her latest assignment: putting together an article on orgasm.

Palmer is editor of Eve ('the most editorially innovative and progressive women's magazine in Hong Kong'), one into which Palmer managed this month to insert a sealed section on 'The Graceful Art Of Fellatio'.

13 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

On the road

AIR New Zealand has come up with a 'Take-a-Mate' scheme, allowing two people to fly to the country economy return for a total of less than HK$10,000 during October.

27 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Larry, Angel and the brain drain

SOME things you know are silly, but you do them anyway. You cannot help yourself. Like kicking the tyres of a new car or going to a Kenny G concert. Or taking a shot at Larry and Angel, they of the wireless.

14 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Chocks away for SAA

THERE are an estimated 97,000 amahs in Hong Kong, mainly Filipinas, Thais and Sri Lankans, but there can only be one Zulu, Elizabeth Dikgale.

Her employer, Marie-Helene Maguire, had been dreaming of an overseas posting for years in the Johannesburg office of South African Airways, where she worked in marketing.

20 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Air UK appoints agent

UNION Express has been appointed as Air UK's ground services agent in Hong Kong.

Air UK is the third-largest scheduled airline in Britain, flying a comprehensive network of domestic services within the UK as well as 10 weekly international flights to destinations in Europe.

11 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

South Africa ticket deal

SOUTH African Airways (SAA) has signed an inter-line agreement with Air China allowing tickets to be sold in one another's countries.

Previously, mainland Chinese wanting to fly to South Africa had to fly to Singapore or Hong Kong to buy SAA tickets, and South Africans could not buy Air China tickets in their country.

11 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Interest grows in republic

SOUTH Africa is a growing market for Hongkong tourists and business travellers.

''The country has been isolated for several years, and now people want to see the opportunities there,'' said the managing director of Breakaway Tours, Chan Kam-pui.

3 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

HK to play important airline role

HONGKONG has an important role to play in the future of South African Airways (SAA), according to the company's new chief executive, Mr Mike Myburgh.

31 May 1993 - 12:00am