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South Africans should make the most of low airfares right now
South Africans should make the most of low airfares right nowArticle

The global pandemic has had a devastating effect on the travel industry as a whole, but it's been especially hard for the airlines. While this is bad news for the airline industry, it's good news for travellers...

Issued by SA Airlines 4 May 2021

UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travel
UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travelArticle

The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online tool for governments to provide information on COVID-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the destination...

23 Apr 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travelArticle

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at last
Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at lastArticle

South Africa's troubled airline industry is slowly getting off the ground as Covid-19 eases off again in the country and the vaccination programme continues. Kulula is the latest of South Africa's airlines to resume a semblance of normal operations...

Issued by SA Airlines 12 Apr 2021

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccines - how the aviation industry prepared for its biggest logistical challenge yetArticle

The demand for Covid-19 vaccines has seen airlines tap into years of experience to transport pharmaceutical shipments, using cutting-edge technology to distribute vaccines safely

4 Mar 2021

IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market
IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job marketArticle

The International Air Transport Association training course will be offered free of charge for those who register before 23 February...

10 Feb 2021

Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demand
Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demandArticle

Worldwide, 2020 was the worst year in history for air travel demand. Bookings for future travel made in January 2021 were down 70% compared to a year ago, putting further pressure on airline cash positions and potentially impacting the timing of the expected recovery...

4 Feb 2021

Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?
Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?Article

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic
#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemicArticle

Safety protocol, communication and collaboration across industries is key to economic recovery...

Anand Yedery 21 Dec 2020

SAA unions urged to accept final settlement offer
SAA unions urged to accept final settlement offerArticle

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has urged South African Airways labour unions to cooperate with the finalisation of the business rescue process, which includes the full and final settlement of deferred employee salaries...

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 upArticle

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...

Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

With December around the corner, are South Africans ready to travel again?
With December around the corner, are South Africans ready to travel again?Article

And most importantly, is the travel industry prepared for the country's peak holiday season? Kirby Gordon, CMO of FlySafair, looks at how the industry is rebuilding customer confidence in travel and tourism...

Kirby Gordon 13 Nov 2020

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Big franchise brands not better off during the pandemicArticle

Excessive reliance on retail infrastructure, insufficient investment in digitisation and poor delivery capability is severely impacting franchised networks...

Bendeta Gordon 2 Nov 2020

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FlySafair ad banned for showing illegal/unsafe failure to wear masks in publicArticle

The FlySafair airline had a television advertisement banned for showing an illegal and unsafe failure to wear masks in public...

28 Oct 2020

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

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

South African air travel innovation in the wake of the pandemic
South African air travel innovation in the wake of the pandemicArticle

Is this the right time for change in South Africa's airline industry? Find out if something new is what we need in SA right now...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Oct 2020

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Public to name new SA airlineArticle

A brand new South African airline, which will be launching domestic flights later this year, has invited all South Africans to suggest a name for the new carrier. The successful creator will win a year's free travel pass on the airline...

21 Sep 2020

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

"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..."

1 Sep 2020

#StartupStartAgain: There's no shame in starting again
#StartupStartAgain: There's no shame in starting againArticle

Many entrepreneurs will have no option but to close down their businesses. With the ravaging effects Covid-19 has had on the economy, formal employment may not be an alternative for many...

Allon Raiz 5 Aug 2020

Airline health, safety tracker launched to boost traveller confidence
Airline health, safety tracker launched to boost traveller confidenceArticle

The tool, which is free of charge highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world's largest airlines...

30 Jul 2020

African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demand
African airlines report 13.8% decline in air cargo demandArticle

The data shows an improvement in global and regional air cargo demand, however, at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest...

28 Jul 2020

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East London, George and Kimberley airports resume operationsArticle

The East London, George and Kimberley domestic airports will resume operations on 21 July 2020, after getting the green light from the Department of Transport.

17 Jul 2020

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SAA's business rescue exit gets thumbs up from pilots' associationArticle

The approval of the business rescue plan must usher in a new era of transparency and accountability at the airline, if SAA is to succeed...

15 Jul 2020

Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid world
Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a Covid worldArticle

From tsunamis to ash clouds and global financial crises, the travel industry has seen its share of setbacks over the past few years...

Maher Koubaa 25 Jun 2020

How normalcy bias led Boeing to crash into disaster
How normalcy bias led Boeing to crash into disasterArticle

Due to the grounding of its 737 Max airplane following two deadly crashes that killed 346 people, Boeing lost $5 billion in direct revenue by the summer of 2019...

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky 24 Jun 2020

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Airline industry to suffer $84bn loss in 2020Article

Financially, 2020 will go down as the worst year in the history of aviation. On average, every day of this year will add $230m to industry losses...

10 Jun 2020

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Responsible air travel is safe air travel, in the time of Covid-19Article

Not since 9/11 has there been such a fundamental overhaul of the operating policies of airlines and airports - and, as such, it's no small undertaking...

Wouter Vermeulen 5 Jun 2020

Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectives
Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectivesArticle

While it's understandable that the long-suffering South African taxpayers have had enough of watching their tax money being thrown at what they consider a lost cause, selling off any state-owned airline to the highest bidder is not really a viable solution...

James Geldenhuys 29 May 2020

The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on
The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus onArticle

If you weren't sailing smoothly before the crisis and/or don't see hospitality as a core business you should be evaluating your options to exit, or partner with a hotelier that will enable your business model, or a bank that will see you through the trough, so you can sell it at a better valuation during the recovery...

Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

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

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

Comair enters business rescue
Comair enters business rescueArticle

"While we had started making good progress to fix the financial situation six months ago, the crisis has meant we have not been able to implement it as we intended."

6 May 2020

#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 pandemicArticle

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...

Wouter Vermeulen 5 May 2020

What will the hospitality industry face post-Covid?
What will the hospitality industry face post-Covid?Article

As South Africa begins the journey along the government's phased approach to fully lifting lockdown, many businesses are gearing up for resuming operations, at least partially...

4 May 2020

Emirates simplifies rebooking and refunds
Emirates simplifies rebooking and refundsArticle

Emirates has updated its Covid-19 travel waiver policies into one simplified approach for rebooking and refunds on tickets issued in all its global markets...

14 Apr 2020

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Building a recovery plan for the tourism sectorArticle

SA Tourism is currently compiling a post-Covid-19 recovery plan for the sector. The plan will take into consideration various scenarios. These include developments in key traditional source markets such as the Europe and the US.

14 Apr 2020

Global airline shutdown puts 25 million jobs at risk
Global airline shutdown puts 25 million jobs at riskArticle

In a scenario of severe travel restrictions lasting for three months, IATA research calculates that 25 million jobs in aviation and related sectors are endangered across the world...

8 Apr 2020

Should executives' pay be cut to support employees during coronavirus crisis?
Should executives' pay be cut to support employees during coronavirus crisis?Article

As the business world feels the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and takes steps to adapt, companies are asking how they should approach their executives' remuneration during this difficult time...

Chris Blair 6 Apr 2020

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Impact of Covid-19 on Europe - Brands 100 ReportArticle

Companies likely to lose up to €1tn in brand value as a direct impact of Covid-19 outbreak, effects to be felt well into next year...

30 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: IATA air transport analysis shows deeper revenue hitArticle

Owing to the severity of travel restrictions and the expected global recession, IATA now estimates that industry passenger revenues could plummet $252bn or 44% below 2019's figure.

25 Mar 2020

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Update on financial impact of Covid-19 on the global airline industryArticle

IATA sees 2020 global revenue losses for the passenger business of between $63bn and $113bn...

6 Mar 2020

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OR Tambo implements BagPortr's off-site 'bag drop' service for outbound travellersArticle

BagPortr will collect the passenger's bag from their home, hotel or any preferred point of collection within the terms of the service, before delivering it to OR Tambo International for loading on to the traveller's flight...

12 Feb 2020

Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solution
Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solutionArticle

"Fake news", the chief executive of Lufthansa has called it. But his counterpart at Air France calls it the airline industry's "biggest challenge". So does the president of Emirates: "It's got to be dealt...

Duygu Yengin and Tracey Dodd 15 Jan 2020

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Businesses will have to fight for survival in 2020 [report]Article

This year will be an epic fight for survival for many businesses as numerous socio-economic factors come into play that will further their efforts...

14 Jan 2020

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Air transport growth expected to rise in 2020Article

The International Air Transport Association has forecasted that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of $29.3bn in 2020, improved over a net profit of $25.9bn expected in 2019...

12 Dec 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Luke Goller, managing partner at Arc Interactive
#BehindtheSelfie with... Luke Goller, managing partner at Arc InteractiveArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Luke Goller, managing partner at Arc Interactive...

Leigh Andrews 10 Dec 2019

Could pilots, cabin crew and ground staff be prohibited from striking?
Could pilots, cabin crew and ground staff be prohibited from striking?Article

The seven-day strike by leading unions at South African Airways representing cabin crew, ground staff and technical staff has raised calls from some political quarters to declare aviation an essential service...

Pamela Stein 25 Nov 2019

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SA-csi ranking reveals low-cost, local airlines lead customer satisfactionArticle

FlySafair leads the 2018 South African Customer Satisfaction Index ranking, with 78 points out of 100, followed by British Airways (Comair) which scored 75.7 and Kulula Airlines reached 74.4 - all-in leader positions...

14 Nov 2019

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AGCS aviation study: Safer skies but claims and risks growArticle

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents recently, despite a number of crashes. However, the long-term improvement in its risk management record is challenged by a growing number of insurance claims and risks...

6 Nov 2019

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