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#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic
#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic

Air France KLM general manager South Africa, Wouter Vermeulen shares the struggles the airline has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some valuable lessons for other businesses navigating the crisis...

By Wouter Vermeulen 7 May 2020

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Cloudline gears up to revolutionise Africa logistics

Spencer Horne wants to revolutionise market access for nearly a billion people worldwide who do not have access to paved roads, runways and other forms of transport...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Apr 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 South African tourism trends to watch in 2020

Many global megatrends, that will have an impact on the South African tourism industry, have already been identified. These include the rising importance of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, flight shaming and the rise of carbon-neutral trips and the rise of Bleisure...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 6 Jan 2020

#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion
#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion

This Women's Month, we chat to Zeenith Rahiman, Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial director, who has been with the company for over 15 years...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2019

Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSA
Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSA

Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Africa and Latin America, has been re-elected as chairman to the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the flow of CFD technology
#AfricaMonth: Changing the flow of CFD technology

Based at the University of Cape Town, Elemental Numerics was established in 2013 to commercialise the Elemental software that was developed by associate professor, Arnaud Malan of the Mechanical Engineering Department...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Taking drone solutions to new heights
#AfricaMonth: Taking drone solutions to new heights

Astral Aerial Solutions, based in Nairobi, Kenya, is an affiliate of Astral Aviation, an established all-cargo airline with over 20 years of experience operating within Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 May 2019

#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 15 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

British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance
British Airways highlights need for GDPR compliance

Earlier this year, Liberty Life became one of the first global firms to suffer a major breach under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...

By Gary Allemann 7 Nov 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Someday I'll fly away
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Someday I'll fly away

Sometimes, all it takes is an unexpected statistic to show you that a tipping point has been reached. In September, three reports were published that rocked my worldview of the small island state of Malta...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 28 Sep 2018

Nandi Mbele, pilot at Mango Airlines
#WomensMonth: Changing female demographics in aviation

Nandi Mbele has been a pilot since 2009 and joined Mango Airlines six years ago. She shares with us her story of becoming a pilot...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Aug 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

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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

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

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

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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela
Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

NEWSWATCH: Airports Company SA has announced that Cape Town International Airport will be renamed but, despite Julius Malema's suggestion, not after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2018

Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route
Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route

NEWSWATCH: Air France has announced that its 'baby sister' airline, Joon, has taken over the direct route between Cape Town and Paris...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

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Three African airports honoured at Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Company South Africa's George Airport and King Shaka International, as well as another African airport, Nairobi Airport, were honoured at the ACI Airport Service Quality Awards...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

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#BizTrends2018: Airlines in the digital realm - putting data in the driving seat

Airlines have never had such access to the brains and feelings of their customers as they do today. By leveraging this data, airlines will be able to start experimenting with creative and fun new tools...

By Andy Hedley 10 Jan 2018

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This Indian airport handled close to 1000 flights in a single day

We're not sure what you were up to Friday night, but an airport in India had no time for partying. In fact, Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport this weekend broke the record for the most number of flights handled in a single day by a single airport...

By Andy Walker 28 Nov 2017

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Cape Town drone company UAV Industries raises $499k

Cape Town-based drone operator UAV Industries has raised R6.84m ($499,000) in funding from Glenheim Venture Capital Company, the first direct investment made by Glenheim's Section 12J fund...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2017

Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes
Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

His space exploration company SpaceX is pondering a new method of transporting people from one corner of the Earth to the other. And it involves a space vehicle/rocket system called the BFR...

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017

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Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2017

Africa is vast, ensure aircraft last
Africa is vast, ensure aircraft last

The best way to keep yourself safe in the air is to source components which are trustworthy and vetted before their purchase and installation...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

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Airline PR disasters and the lessons you can learn

In light of the recent news reports on bad customer service on airlines, Aki Kalliatakis from Leadership LaunchPad shares a number of ariline PR disasters and some lessons you can learn from them...

By Aki Kalliatakis 3 May 2017

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Twitter talks security after OR Tambo International heist

Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport was the scene of an estimated US$15 million heist on Tuesday night...

By Andy Walker 9 Mar 2017

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