Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November
Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November

According to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director-general and CEO, this is because governments responded to new outbreaks with even more severe travel restrictions and quarantine measures...

11 Jan 2021

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage
Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design...

By Antonio J Torija Martinez 23 Dec 2020

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Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

"We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed."

18 Dec 2020

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Health digitises Covid-19 screening at ports

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic
Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany supports the demands of numerous international associations and companies for an immediate termination of the current blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic...

9 Dec 2020

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Governments urged to follow global guidelines on crew testing

The International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Recovery Task Force guidelines to exempt crews from Covid-19 testing that is applied to air travellers...

8 Dec 2020

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

How The Plane Project is improving basic healthcare for thousands of Africans
How The Plane Project is improving basic healthcare for thousands of Africans

Using aviation as a tool to empower, enrich and enhance the lives of the underprivileged, non-profit organisation, The Plane Project is ensuring continued access to essential healthcare services and basic needs items, against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic...

9 Nov 2020

World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners
World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners

World Travel Awards - the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism - has unveiled its Africa 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Africa Winners Day.

9 Nov 2020

Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight
Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight

"The risk of a passenger contracting Covid-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers..."

15 Oct 2020

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry
Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measures

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

4 Sep 2020

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IATA traveller survey reveals Covid-19 concerns

Travellers are taking precautions to protect themselves from Covid-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in public...

10 Jul 2020

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Global airline passenger demand shows slight improvement in May

African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...

3 Jul 2020

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Plane cabins are havens for germs. Here's how they can clean up their act

Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve...

By Ipek Kurtböke 22 May 2020

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Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operations

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

22 May 2020

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

Etihad to test airport technology to help identify medically at-risk travellers
Etihad to test airport technology to help identify medically at-risk travellers

Etihad Airways will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of Covid-19.

15 Apr 2020



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