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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

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

Rhapsody in blue

Eight-thirty, Monday morning, platform two. A grubby district train clanks slowly into the station and bored commuters, slumped on hard wooden benches, wearily pick up their belongings.

8 Mar 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

SAA holds high hopes for frequent-flyer programme

SOUTH Africa's flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) has high hopes that its new frequent-flyer programme, Voyager, will take off in Hong Kong.

According to Marie-Helene Maguire - SAA's manager for Hong Kong, Macau and China - tourist and business traffic between South Africa and Hong Kong has surged since President Nelson Mandela's election victory.

29 Sep 1994 - 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

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