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ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recovery
ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recoveryArticle

Airports Council International World has published its 2021 Economics Report and Industry Key Performance Indicators which explore the fundamentals of the industry as airports plan their long term recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 day ago

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourismArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

Transformation imperative in aviation: Mbalula
Transformation imperative in aviation: MbalulaArticle

Transformation in the aviation sector remains a challenge, with the 2020/21 financial year aviation statistics showing that no meaningful progress has been made in terms of transformation, particularly for previously disadvantaged individuals...

9 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

CoCT, CPT International sets off to grow the aviation economy
CoCT, CPT International sets off to grow the aviation economyArticle

"Together with our strategic business partners, we are implementing recovery plans for this crucial sector and have renewed funding for the successful Cape Town Air Access initiative, located in Wesgro, to ensure we get the aviation sector back on its feet while all roleplayers, including travellers, adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols."

17 Feb 2021

Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021
Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021Article

For those in the aviation industry, the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it one of the most turbulent years on record. But for Aviation Co-ordination Services, the lessons of 2020 and the hope of a vaccine could see passengers return to a safer and more efficient airport experience...

Issued by ACS 11 Feb 2021

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FlySafair receives rights approval to operate between SA and MauritiusArticle

While a schedule is not currently available due to the island nation's travel ban to and from South Africa, the airline will introduce a twice-weekly service as soon as government regulations allow...

1 Feb 2021

South African challengers to watch in 2021
South African challengers to watch in 2021Article

Here are five brands we believe are worth watching in 2021...

Issued by eatbigfish 19 Jan 2021

Getting South Africans safely back in the air
Getting South Africans safely back in the airArticle

Will the battered aviation industry be able to rebuild and regain its place in the world economy after a devastating 2020...

Issued by ACS 13 Jan 2021

IATA appoints new regional VP for Africa and Middle East
IATA appoints new regional VP for Africa and Middle EastArticle

Kamil H. Al-Awadhi has been appointed the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) regional vice president for Africa and Middle East (AME)...

23 Dec 2020

British Airways suspends direct flights between Durban and London
British Airways suspends direct flights between Durban and LondonArticle

KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC, Ravi Pillay, has warned that plans by British Airways to suspend 13 destinations, including the Durban - London direct route from its network, will hamper the growth of international air services into the region post-Covid-19...

22 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

Challenger Type - The Real and Human
Challenger Type - The Real and HumanArticle

Knowing that somebody cares about your experience, and is doing their utmost to make it better, can help make it a little more bearable. That's where we believe FlySafair (pronounced 'fly-saf-air') comes in...

Issued by eatbigfish 11 Dec 2020

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ACSA wins integrated corporate reporting awardArticle

Airports Company South Africa has been awarded the Integrated Reporting award in the state-owned company category by the Charted Governance Institute of Southern Africa in partnership with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange...

26 Nov 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

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to changeArticle

It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

ARB requires adverts and commercials to follow Covid-19 regulations
ARB requires adverts and commercials to follow Covid-19 regulationsArticle

In a recent decision by the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) against FlySafair, the board found that compliance with Covid-19 regulations extends to "make-believe" marketing initiatives such as advertisements or commercials...

Ziyanda Ngcobo 5 Nov 2020

Digital Covid-19 health pass launched for travellers
Digital Covid-19 health pass launched for travellersArticle

The Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum have launched international trials for CommonPass, a digital health pass for travellers to securely document their certified Covid-19 test status while keeping their health data private...

21 Oct 2020

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

"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..."

9 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

Update on partial re-opening of borders
Update on partial re-opening of bordersArticle

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration officials and ports of entry managers to address challenges arising from the implementation of regulations pertaining to travel into the country...

6 Oct 2020

Green recovery of air transport a priority for industry leaders
Green recovery of air transport a priority for industry leadersArticle

Despite the current crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover...

1 Oct 2020

Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibongile Sambo, founder and MD of SRS Aviation
Heineken South Africa Women's Month entrepreneur - Sibongile Sambo, founder and MD of SRS AviationArticle

Sibongile Sambo is a trailblazing entrepreneur in the aviation industry. She is the founder and managing director of SRS Aviation, which is the first 100% black woman-owned aviation company in South Africa...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 28 Aug 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worsening
The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worseningArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of Covid-19 on Africa's aviation industry and economies has worsened...

14 Aug 2020

Tripadvisor awards FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'
Tripadvisor awards FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'Article

While the recent lockdowns globally and locally have stifled the travel industry, FlySafair continues to weather the storm and is presently operating 36% of the available seat capacity on the South African domestic market.

29 Jul 2020

Some domestic flights allowed in SA but T&Cs apply
Some domestic flights allowed in SA but T&Cs applyArticle

Domestic travel for business purposes is now allowed from all the major airports as well as seven others. Stringent safety measures remain in place though, and you'll need the following documents before you board...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 9 Jul 2020

Unions accept SAA severance packages
Unions accept SAA severance packagesArticle

Labour unions, representatives of non-unionised managers and ground staff have agreed to accept the South African Airways (SAA) voluntary severance packages (VSPs)...

8 Jul 2020

More airports to open
More airports to openArticle

While international passenger flights remain prohibited, with the exception of those authorised by the Transport Minister, seven more airports are set to resume operations on 1 July 2020...

29 Jun 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

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SAA business rescue plan vote given green lightArticle

The Department of Public Enterprises has welcomed the judgment to strike off the roll an urgent court application by SA Airlink...

25 Jun 2020

Call for safe reopening of air services in Africa
Call for safe reopening of air services in AfricaArticle

The International Air Transport Association, Airports Council International- Africa and the International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Offices for African States have united to call on governments in Africa to rapidly implement ICAO's global guidelines for restoring air connectivity...

18 Jun 2020

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Mbalula confident airports are Covid-19 readyArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed confidence that the aviation industry and the country's airports will adhere to Covid-19 regulations and directives, as the sector reopens...

3 Jun 2020

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Government still to discuss SAA's draft business rescue planArticle

The Public Enterprises Department says it has received a draft Business Rescue Plan for South African Airways, which is under business rescue...

2 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

Annual air show and aviation publication goes digital
Annual air show and aviation publication goes digitalArticle

Smoke on...Go!, the annual photobook which features South African air show event and performer news, has now widened its reach by launching a website and monthly newsletter...

21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEs
#StartupStory: Lite.IT adapts to the IT needs of SMEsArticle

Now, more than ever before is the time that people, especially those who are not accustomed to working from home, need IT support...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2020

A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia
A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot ConstantiaArticle

Di Brown chats to Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia to find out more about the current situation of the estate, challenges faced, and the future during these uncertain times...

Di Brown 13 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 travellersArticle

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

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

Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts
Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development effortsArticle

The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector...

Julia Selman Ayetey 2 Apr 2020

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Cloudline gears up to revolutionise Africa logisticsArticle

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...

Robin Fredericks 1 Apr 2020

For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus
For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirusArticle

Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

Airlines amend Cape Town service amid Covid-19
Airlines amend Cape Town service amid Covid-19Article

To manage costs and the potential economic fallout, as well as limit the spread of the virus, airlines are cancelling routes, limiting capacity and altering their operations...

24 Mar 2020

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Etihad Airways launches TravelPassArticle

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

18 Feb 2020

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Virgin Atlantic returns to Cape TownArticle

Cape Town Air Access has announced the return of Virgin Atlantic back to Cape Town. The direct flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town will commence from October 2020...

13 Feb 2020

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Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increaseArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

7 Feb 2020

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Advocating for African airlines to become key economic driversArticle

According to 2019 AFRAA Annual report, air transport in Africa currently supports 6.2 million jobs and $55.8bn of GDP and is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% annually for the next 20 years...

6 Feb 2020

CEO June Crawford bids Barsa farewell
CEO June Crawford bids Barsa farewellArticle

Crawford departs on the back of a wish to spend more time with her family in Australia. She will continue to serve on the Board of Barsa from 1 May to support the incoming CEO, for whom the search will commence, shortly...

31 Jan 2020

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