South African Airways welcomes the launch of a new project that will introduce the use of locally produced biofuel at O.R.Tambo International Airport

JOHANNESBURG, INDIA, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary and low cost carrier, Mango Airlines, made history in 2016 as the first two airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights respectively, which were powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant, Solaris. That momentous occasion demonstrated… Read the full press release

O. R. Tambo International Airport welcomes inaugural Singapore Airlines’ evening flights between South Africa and Singapore

KEMPTON PARK, South Africa, 2019-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The first of Singapore Airlines’ three evening flights between South Africa and Singapore took to the skies from O. R. Tambo International Airport last night (31 March) With demand growing for connectivity to Singapore’s Changi Airport as a gateway to Asia, Singapore Airlines now provides 10… Read the full press release

O. R. Tambo International Airport implements new rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size

KEMPTON PARK, SOUTH AFRICA, 2019-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at O. R. Tambo International Airport from today (25 March 2019). The new rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system caused by bags that do not… Read the full press release

O. R. Tambo International Airport welcomes Alitalia’s new Rome-to-Johannesburg route

KEMPTON PARK, South Africa, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alitalia returned to South Africa today after a 16-year absence when an Airbus A330 touched down at O. R. Tambo International Airport shortly after 8am. The airline will now operate on the Rome-to-Johannesburg route four times a week with passengers on the 250-seater Airbus A330… Read the full press release

O.R. Tambo International Airport won the “African Airport of the year” award at Air Cargo Africa 2015 in Ekurhuleni

Johannesburg, 2015-3-3 — /Travel PR News/ — O.R. Tambo International Airport walked away with the title “African Airport of the year” at an awards ceremony held as part of Air Cargo Africa 2015 in Ekurhuleni yesterday evening. The auspicious occasion, which was attended by the who’s who of the aviation cargo industry was held at Emperors… Read the full press release

Airports Company South Africa appoints Bongiwe Pityi as the new General Manager of O.R. Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg, 2014-9-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Company South Africa has announced the appointment of Bongiwe Pityi as the new General Manager of O.R. Tambo International Airport, the biggest and busiest airport in Africa, with effect from 1 September 2014. O.R. Tambo International, Airports Company South Africa’s flagship airport, will be headed up by a woman… Read the full press release

Airbus A350XWB made its African debut at O.R. Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2014-8-4 — /Travel PR News/ — The debut landing of the Airbus A350XWB on Saturday afternoon became even more symbolic when an Airports Company South Africa female Marshall Official was at the forefront of ushering the successful landing of the aircraft in celebration of Women’s Month. Airbus announced today that during its visit… Read the full press release