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Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport
Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto, in partnership with SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service e-kiosks at Entebbe Airport, Uganda...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

By Wouter Vermeulen 2 days ago

Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule
Dubai runway closure: Emirates adjusts schedule

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport's Southern Runway in April and May 2019...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 3 days ago

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Cape Town Airport international passenger numbers grow by 9.6%

Cape Town International Airport has recorded 2.6 million international arrivals for 2018...

3 days ago

Turkish Airlines load factor reaches 80.2% high in December 2018
Turkish Airlines load factor reaches 80.2% high in December 2018

Turkish Airlines has recorded a load factor of 80.2% for December 2018...

11 Jan 2019

IATA, Ipagoo demonstrate success with first IATA Pay transaction
IATA, Ipagoo demonstrate success with first IATA Pay transaction

IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for consumers when purchasing a ticket directly from an airline website...

9 Jan 2019

Kulula fights long queues and continues to win top SA awards
Kulula fights long queues and continues to win top SA awards

The stress of queueing at airports for check-ins and boarding has been acknowledged by one of the country's leading domestic airlines, and they're offering a solution...

Issued by South African Airways 8 Jan 2019

Overcome your fear of flying with Mango and a few extra tips
Overcome your fear of flying with Mango and a few extra tips

Most people are a little anxious about flying, but when a fear becomes a phobia, it can cause problems when the only option to seal a business deal, visit a family member, or fulfill a dream to travel the world, is to get on a plane...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's the future of aviation in Africa?
#BizTrends2019: What's the future of aviation in Africa?

African airlines are faced with challenges and competition just like most other airlines in the world...

By Abel Alemu 8 Jan 2019

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

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SAA announces extra flights between Ghana and the US

Due to increased demand, South African Airways (SAA) has expanded its non-stop service between Ghana and the US...

3 Jan 2019

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IATA's new programme helps airlines avoid turbulence

The International Air Transport Association has announced the roll-out its new programme that will assist airlines with avoiding turbulence when planning flight routes...

2 Jan 2019

London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn
London Gatwick Airport sold for £2.9bn

London Gatwick Airport has been sold to France's Vinci. Under the terms of the deal, a consortium led by US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports...

By Juergen Thomas Steinmetz 31 Dec 2018

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Emirates' new hub monitor app to improve aircraft turnaround

Emirates passengers travelling from or transiting through Dubai International Airport can expect fewer instances of delays associated with aircraft turnaround thanks to a new innovative application...

24 Dec 2018

Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220
Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220

Air Tanzania becomes the fifth airline globally with an A220 family aircraft...

21 Dec 2018

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Africa receives 5% of international arrivals

Africa's travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 20 Dec 2018

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Durban's international air connectivity set to improve

According to research released by Dube TradePort, tourism into markets where airlines establish direct flights historically experience a 30%-40% growth within the first year of the route's establishment...

19 Dec 2018

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Lufthansa extends business lounge at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa's business lounge expansion follows an increase in passenger numbers using the already two existing lounges in the area. Now, with the additional 1,100 square metres, seat capacity has increased by 40%...

13 Dec 2018

O.R Tambo boosts safety, security for festive travellers
O.R Tambo boosts safety, security for festive travellers

According to O. R. Tambo International Airport's general manager, Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, the airport's community is gearing up for the busiest time of the year to help an anticipated four-million passengers get their holiday travels underway...

13 Dec 2018

How to avoid getting sick on your next flight
How to avoid getting sick on your next flight

Are you one of those people who often gets a cold or the sniffles after a flight? If so, then this article is for you!...

Issued by Cheap International Flights 7 Dec 2018

British Airways introduces new flights and routes between UK and South Africa
British Airways introduces new flights and routes between UK and South Africa

On a busy day London's Heathrow Airport can make up to 66,000 connections per day. Included in these are the popular flights between London and Johannesburg...

Issued by SA Airlines 7 Dec 2018

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IATA records healthy growth of 6.3% for global passenger demand

"October's healthy performance is reassuring after the slower demand growth in September-some of which was attributable to weather-related disruptions. However, the bigger picture is that traffic growth has moderated compared to earlier in the year."

7 Dec 2018

Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route
Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route

Lufthansa has added the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route, with its flight landing in Cape Town on Sunday, 2 December 2018...

3 Dec 2018

Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?
Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?

At the moment, Africa's aviation industry supports 6.8 million jobs and $72.5bn in economic activity, however, this has had little or no impact on the rates of these airlines...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 29 Nov 2018

Emirates enhances onboard menu offering with curated India cuisine
Emirates enhances onboard menu offering with curated India cuisine

Emirates has enhanced its menu offering on its routes to India, on the back of its recent festive menu for Diwali...

27 Nov 2018

Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits
Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation...

27 Nov 2018

Positive growth for SA tourism despite economic barriers
Positive growth for SA tourism despite economic barriers

During September 2018, South Africa experienced an upsurge in both domestic and regional tourism, with trips in and around the country experiencing an increase of 8.5% when compared to the same period of last year...

23 Nov 2018

FlySafair takes top honours at the Civil Aviation Excellence Awards
FlySafair takes top honours at the Civil Aviation Excellence Awards

FlySafair continues to set the standard of excellence in the local aviation sector...

21 Nov 2018

Cathay Pacific launches non-stop flights from Cape Town to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific launches non-stop flights from Cape Town to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific has launched its non-stop service between Cape Town and Hong Kong...

14 Nov 2018

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