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Air Seychelles, AirFi partner to offer wireless streaming inflight entertainment
Air Seychelles, AirFi partner to offer wireless streaming inflight entertainment

Air Seychelles has selected AirFi, provider of portable onboard Wi-Fi platforms, to provide wireless streaming inflight entertainment on board its new A320neo aircraft set to be delivered in July 2019...

20 May 2019

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FAA to review Boeing 737 Max software update

Boeing is now providing additional information to address the Federal Aviation Administration's requests that include detail on how pilots interact with the aeroplane controls and displays in different flight scenarios...

20 May 2019

Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off
Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off

Marking the start of its plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75% of the airline's waste by end-2021, Qantas launched a commercial flight this month producing no landfill waste...

17 May 2019

Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched
Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched

Cape Town Air Access, together with the St Helena Government (SHG) and Airlink, are launching a new connection between Cape Town and St Helena...

17 May 2019

Travelport, Qantas sign new agreement on NDC connections
Travelport, Qantas sign new agreement on NDC connections

Travelport has entered into a new agreement with Qantas that includes a commitment to continued collaboration on the future of distribution...

15 May 2019

CAAC overturns CAA's call to ground, suspend CemAir Airline
CAAC overturns CAA's call to ground, suspend CemAir Airline

The Appeal Committee's 82-page judgement described the CAA's decision as containing "material errors" rendering it "irrational, arbitrary, unreasonable and procedurally unfair".

14 May 2019

Eurowings implements virtual interlining, distributes tickets of other airlines
Eurowings implements virtual interlining, distributes tickets of other airlines

The newly developed Eurowings Flight Platform, which introduces the principle of 'virtual interlining', has made it possible for Eurowings customers to now book transfer connections...

13 May 2019

Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai
Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai

Emirates has unveiled the design concepts of its pavilion for the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai event, comprising a design and visitor experience which will utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation...

13 May 2019

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Air Tanzania to resume flights to South Africa

Air Tanzania is set to resume services between O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam with connections to domestic and international destinations...

9 May 2019

SAA adds new non-stop flights to the Maldives
SAA adds new non-stop flights to the Maldives

South African Airways are set to provide an extra 24 non-stop charter flights to the southern-most tip of the Maldives in October 2019...

Issued by SA Airlines 7 May 2019

Big changes set with a direct flight between Cape Town and the United States
Big changes set with a direct flight between Cape Town and the United States

The sixth-busiest airport in the United States, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, will soon be introducing the first non-stop route to Cape Town International...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 May 2019

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents
TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

2 May 2019

Airbus, Orbital Insight expand partnership to launch Earth Monitor
Airbus, Orbital Insight expand partnership to launch Earth Monitor

Earth Monitor, available through Airbus' OneAtlas Platform, leverages Orbital Insight's machine learning and computer vision expertise through powerful algorithms that detect changes in infrastructure and land use in near real-time...

26 Apr 2019

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Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experience

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019

KMI Airport, CTAA collaborate to enhance international air route connectivity
KMI Airport, CTAA collaborate to enhance international air route connectivity

Cape Town Air Access and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement, which will see CTAA assist KMI Airport in developing its' air route network while promoting the airport to an international market...

26 Apr 2019

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#ATMDubai: IATA forecasts Africa will increase its aviation potential by 2040

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that the African continent will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%...

24 Apr 2019

Etihad Airways to strengthen flight management systems
Etihad Airways to strengthen flight management systems

Etihad Airways has announced a new deal with Amadeus to transform its global load control system...

23 Apr 2019

Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards
Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been announced as the host of this year's Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, from 29 to 30 August 2019...

17 Apr 2019

6 aviation claim trends to watch
6 aviation claim trends to watch

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever, yet the number of claims shows no sign of abating...

17 Apr 2019

Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests
Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests

Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments...

By Adam Gabriele and Thaddeus R. Miller 17 Apr 2019

Meet the underseater
Meet the underseater

Regardless if you are heading off on a business trip, or you are taking a short break, or just want to travel light, one of the most important things to consider when flying is which cabin luggage to take along...

Issued by Samsonite 12 Apr 2019

Iberia cancels Madrid-JHB route
Iberia cancels Madrid-JHB route

Spanish national carrier, Iberia, has announced that it will cancel its Madrid-Johannesburg route from September, with the last flight operating on August 31. The airline says the route is not profitable...

5 Apr 2019

What we know about Boeing 737 MAX 8
What we know about Boeing 737 MAX 8

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight that crashed early last month after taking off from Addis Ababa caused worldwide panic after the same type of aircraft, operated by Lion Air, had crashed just months before killing all 189 people on board...

Issued by SA Airlines 3 Apr 2019

Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong
Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong

Here's what a company needs to do to restore the public's trust...

By Kelli Matthews 26 Mar 2019

OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags
OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags

New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport. The rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system...

25 Mar 2019

SAA cautions on US liquid restrictions
SAA cautions on US liquid restrictions

South African Airways (SAA) has advised its customers of additional restrictions for passengers on the carriage of liquids when travelling to the United States...

22 Mar 2019

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism
New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry...

20 Mar 2019

Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology
Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology

The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology...

By Oihab Allal-Chérif 18 Mar 2019

Emirates adds second daily flight on DXB-STN route
Emirates adds second daily flight on DXB-STN route

Emirates has launched a second daily flight from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN) starting 1 July 2019...

14 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO
Ethiopian Airlines plane had "flight control problems," says airline CEO

The pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight told air traffic control they were having "flight control problems" before the crash, airline CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told CNN's Richard Quest.

13 Mar 2019

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