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SA Express, SAA merger underway

The process to merge South African Express with South African Airways is underway...

16 Aug 2018

June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%
June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for June showing a demand rise of 7.8% percentage points compared to June 2017...

15 Aug 2018

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BA reveals items loaded on daily flights

British Airways has released data revealing exactly what, and who is loaded on one of the airline's 850 flights a day...

13 Aug 2018

Air cargo continues to be a difficult business
Air cargo continues to be a difficult business

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand rose 2.7% in June 2018...

13 Aug 2018

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Fastjet offers more value for everyone

Fastjet will include the first item of checked luggage as well as a snack and/or refreshment in all tickets sold...

6 Aug 2018

DHL Global, Ethiopian Airlines maximise growth through joint venture
DHL Global, Ethiopian Airlines maximise growth through joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a new agreement to form DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd, a cargo logistics provider joint venture company in Africa...

27 Jul 2018

The state and potential of the aviation sector in Kenya
The state and potential of the aviation sector in Kenya

Jumia Travel engages Kelvin Mwasi, the commercial manager of Skyward Express to shed some light on the state and potential of the aviation sector in Kenya...

By Josephine Wawira 26 Jul 2018

Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide
Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide

Travelstart and Pep have partnered to deliver a service that enables customers to pay for flights in more than 600 Pep stores nationwide...

25 Jul 2018

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Barig adds health, fitness partnerships to benefit airline employees

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig) has expanded its range of business partnerships to now include the health, fitness and lifestyle sector...

25 Jul 2018

Why Acsa has suspended 78 retail tenders across nine airports
Why Acsa has suspended 78 retail tenders across nine airports

In light of a recent court judgement, Airports Company South Africa has suspended evaluation of tenders for 78 retail store opportunities across its nine airports...

25 Jul 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Jul 2018

Currently considered the world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 is powered by four 325-hp (242-kW) turbocharged diesel engines (Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles)
HAV shares first images of planned luxury airship cabin

Farnborough, UK - Last October, British aerospace firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) announced that it was developing a luxury-tourism-oriented version of its otherwise-industrial Airlander 10 airship...

By Ben Coxworth 20 Jul 2018

And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...
And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat...

19 Jul 2018

First daily Fastjet flights between Harare and Bulawayo
First daily Fastjet flights between Harare and Bulawayo

Friday, 20 July 2018 will see Fastjet commence daily flights between Harare and Bulawayo...

18 Jul 2018

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UK Government funds Rolls-Royce's all-electric flight research

The UK Government has funded Rolls-Royce to assist with the company's research project known as Accelerating the Electrification of Flight (Accel)...

18 Jul 2018

Apply now for 6-month internship at Boeing in Seattle
Apply now for 6-month internship at Boeing in Seattle

Boeing is calling all students interested in a career in aerospace to apply for its fully paid, six-month International Business Intern Programme, based in Seattle, Washington...

16 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Eritrea after 20 years
Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Eritrea after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that, after 20 years, it will resume daily flights to Asmara, the capital and the largest city of Eritrea, on 17 July 2018...

11 Jul 2018

ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight

ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2018

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37,390 new aircraft and 540,000 new pilots needed by 2038

Airbus' new Global Market Forecast 2018-2037 reveals that the world's passenger fleet will more than double to 48,000 aircraft in 20 years with traffic growing at a resilient 4.4% per year...

6 Jul 2018

Barig welcomes national airline of Mongolia
Barig welcomes national airline of Mongolia

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig), which advocates for the mutual interests of around 100 national and international airlines in the areas cargo, passenger, and charter, has welcomed Miat Mongolian Airlines...

5 Jul 2018

Four-star ranking awarded to three ACSA airports
Four-star ranking awarded to three ACSA airports

The OAG's On-Time Performance (OTP) Star Ratings accredits the top airlines and airports around the world for superior punctuality performance...

4 Jul 2018

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The urgent areas of improvement for air cargo industry

The Federal Association of German Air Traffic Industry (BDL) along with various other organised associations addressed the challenges the air cargo industry is facing at a recent joint air cargo industry talk in Berlin, Germany...

3 Jul 2018

Introducing high school girls to the aviation industry
Introducing high school girls to the aviation industry

FlySafair has signed on as a platinum sponsor for the Girl Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) Foundation's 2018 Aviation and Space Camp which introduces more than 120 high school girls to the aviation industry...

2 Jul 2018

Heathrow's third runway is expensive, polluting and unequal - why the poor will lose out
Heathrow's third runway is expensive, polluting and unequal - why the poor will lose out

After more than a decade of debate, the expansion of London's Heathrow airport has been given the green light after MPs voted in favour of the government's plans to add a third runway. Construction could begin as early as 2021...

By David Banister 2 Jul 2018

Ticket sales for first US direct flight low, says KQ
Ticket sales for first US direct flight low, says KQ

Ticket bookings for inaugural non-stop flight to New York have been low since opening in January, according to Kenya Airways (KQ), but it remains optimistic sales will pick up from August...

By Constant Munda 29 Jun 2018

Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups
Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups

Applications have opened for the Unicef Innovation Fund for Drone Startups, which will provide up to $100,000 in equity-free investment for profit-making tech startups that have potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

ACSA, NMBMM and NMBT signs MoU enhancing PE International Airport's connectivity
ACSA, NMBMM and NMBT signs MoU enhancing PE International Airport's connectivity

"Nelson Mandela Bay is a growing metropole for trade and tourism and the activities around these are facilitated through Port Elizabeth International Airport. This plan between the airport and the city will further support the economic growth of the region."

22 Jun 2018

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Airbus, Côte d'Ivoire government sign MoU on aerospace industry

Airbus and the government of Côte d'Ivoire will together support the development of the country's aerospace industry after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

20 Jun 2018

Airlines sold N505 billion tickets in 2017, says NCAA
Airlines sold N505 billion tickets in 2017, says NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says domestic and international airlines operating in Nigeria sold tickets worth N505.2bn in 2017...

By Chinedu Eze 18 Jun 2018

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