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Airbus and Green Africa sign MoU for 50 A220s

The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney's latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft...

3 days ago

Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

3 days ago

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

Virgin Atlantic returns to Cape Town

Cape Town Air Access has announced the return of Virgin Atlantic back to Cape Town. The direct flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town will commence from October 2020...

13 Feb 2020

Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increase

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

11 Feb 2020

Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

By Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 Feb 2020

South African Airways moves forward with restructuring plans

The joint Business Rescue Practitioners of South African Airways has announced further initiatives to support the airline's transformation into a sustainable and profitable business.

7 Feb 2020

Advocating for African airlines to become key economic drivers

According to 2019 AFRAA Annual report, air transport in Africa currently supports 6.2 million jobs and $55.8bn of GDP and is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% annually for the next 20 years...

6 Feb 2020

Cape Town International relocates valet parking for airport expansion

This forms part of the airport's broader expansion programme. The three main projects include a new International Terminal, a new Domestic Arrivals Terminal as well as a new runway...

31 Jan 2020

R3.5bn to aid SAA business rescue

The Development Bank of Southern Africa will provide South African Airways with funding of R3.5bn to assist the national carrier in addressing its liquidity challenges...

29 Jan 2020

Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on coronavirus preparations

Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases...

29 Jan 2020

SA beefs up surveillance amid coronavirus outbreak

The National Health Department says while there is no cause for panic with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, it has beefed up surveillance at the country's ports of entry...

28 Jan 2020

Lufthansa selects Google Cloud as strategic partner

"By combining Google Cloud's technology with Lufthansa Group's operational expertise, we are driving the digitisation of our operation even further."

24 Jan 2020

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

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