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IATA: global standards, operational data answer to future safety

According to Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over the next 20 years, there will be a near doubling of passengers...

2 days ago

Volocopter shares its vision of skyport networks for flying taxis

Showing off a fully functioning flying taxi is one thing, having a plan in place for how you'll move hundreds of them around big cities is another...

By Nick Lavars 19 Apr 2018

Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

NEWSWATCH: Airports Company SA has announced that Cape Town International Airport will be renamed but, despite Julius Malema's suggestion, not after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2018

Increase in Edelweiss Air flights show European appetite for Cape Town

Edelweiss Air is adding an additional weekly flight between Zurich and Cape Town from October 2018, increasing the number of direct seasonal flights between the cities from three to four a week...

16 Apr 2018

WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018 is set to deliver another impactful and important exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and even further afield...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 13 Apr 2018

Lufthansa Group to give Airbus A320 Family new seats

Lufthansa Group customers will have access to new seats on short/medium-haul routes with the start of the planned Airbus A320 Family aircraft deliveries in 2019...

13 Apr 2018

Face lift for SA custom regulations

According to current statistics produced by SARS' manifest processing system (MPR), the country's road modality is at 76% when it comes to electronic submission compliance with sea and air lagging at 50% and 24% respectively...

By Dylan Govender 13 Apr 2018

Avionics data cards can now be updated directly from cockpit

A new partnership between Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, and Bad Elf, a leading provider of aviation hardware and software solutions, is enabling the updating of avionics data cards directly from the cockpit...

12 Apr 2018

Rolls-Royce employee wins CAA safety award

Rolls-Royce employee Rory Clarkson has received a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) safety award for his work undertaken in the UK to safely reduce the disruption volcanic ash can cause the aviation industry...

12 Apr 2018

Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route

NEWSWATCH: Air France has announced that its 'baby sister' airline, Joon, has taken over the direct route between Cape Town and Paris...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Countdown to Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace 2018 begins

The Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) 2018 event will take place from 25-29 April 2018 in Berlin...

9 Apr 2018

FlySafair named Best Airline Africa and Indian Ocean by TripAdvisor travellers

FlySafair has been named Best Airline Africa and Indian Ocean in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines, which highlights the world's top carriers...

9 Apr 2018

February shows rebound in passenger traffic growth

"As expected, we saw a return to stronger demand growth in February, after the temporary slowdown in January. This is supported by a robust economic backdrop and solid business confidence."

6 Apr 2018

Reimagining the golden age of air travel

'The golden age of air travel' could be imagined as immaculately-dressed passengers being served sumptuous meals - from those photos where they looked effortlessly elegant, as though stepping off the set of Mad Men. However, it's all about how you define a golden era...

5 Apr 2018

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