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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

Air France extends African footprint
Air France extends African footprintArticle

Air France has announced that it will be expanding its operations on the African continent with increased flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Johannesburg, and a brand-new route to Maputo, Mozambique from 20 June 2021...

14 Apr 2021

Airbus launches travel companion app to ease passenger travel
Airbus launches travel companion app to ease passenger travelArticle

The application aggregates and provides flight and travel information to ease and restore passenger's trust in their end-to-end journey when travelling by air during the Covid-19 pandemic...

26 Mar 2021

Airlink to resume flights between South Africa and Lesotho
Airlink to resume flights between South Africa and LesothoArticle

This follows the re-opening of Lesotho's borders and the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighbouring countries while they both worked to successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus...

9 Mar 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

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

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

Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19
Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19Article

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test certificate not older than 72 hours and travel insurance are just some of the requirements for travellers to South Africa upon arrival on the country's shores.

5 Oct 2020

IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remains
IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remainsArticle

Recovery is expected to be delayed by at least one year, with global passenger traffic not returning to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024...

29 Jul 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

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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

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard
The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hardArticle

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy...

Marion Joppe 3 Feb 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

United's first non-stop service to Cape Town on the horizon
United's first non-stop service to Cape Town on the horizonArticle

In just under a month, United Airlines will launch the first-ever nonstop service between Cape Town and New York/Newark, commencing 16 December 2019...

19 Nov 2019

Flight Centre responds to SAA flight cancellations
Flight Centre responds to SAA flight cancellationsArticle

All domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November 2019 will be cancelled, following an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) that their members will embark on industrial action...

14 Nov 2019

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IATA releases its 2018 airline industry performance figuresArticle

The performance figures for 2018 shows that global air connectivity continues to become more accessible and more efficient...

2 Aug 2019

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Stronger regulation of powerful airports needed to protect consumersArticle

The International Air Transport Association has welcomed the European Commission's evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers...

17 Jul 2019

IATA: Global passenger demand shows strength despite slow trend growth
IATA: Global passenger demand shows strength despite slow trend growthArticle

The International Air Transport Association has released its global passenger traffic results for May 2019. The results show that demand rose by 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018...

5 Jul 2019

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Kenya responded fast to Ebola scare, but cross-border risk remains highArticle

The second largest Ebola virus disease outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with over 2,000 cases and more than 1,400 deaths recorded...

Abdhalah Ziraba 21 Jun 2019

African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel
African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travelArticle

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand rose by 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago...

9 May 2019

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Global passenger demand data shows strong climb for AugustArticle

"The industry experienced continued strong traffic growth in August, putting the cap on a very good peak travel season."

2 Oct 2018

Sahmeer Alli
#AfricaMonth: The need for value chain transparencyArticle

Sahmeer Alli is SAP Africa's industry advisor and value engineer for travel and logistics in Africa. He has over 15 years' experience in the software and management consulting industry. We chat to Alli in light of #AfricaMonth...

Ilse van den Berg 21 May 2018

Digitally transformed, integrated public transport vital for Africa's economic growth
Digitally transformed, integrated public transport vital for Africa's economic growthArticle

The use of innovative technology emerges as an ideal solution to help transform the transportation industry, by driving a world class service through real-time collaboration and monitoring...

25 Jan 2017

UNICEF Australia, Qantas launch new campaign for children
UNICEF Australia, Qantas launch new campaign for childrenArticle

AUSTRALIA: UNICEF Australia and Qantas have launched a new campaign, 'Save a Child with the Power of Five', which encourages passengers to donate as little as five cents to change the life of an underprivileged child.

20 May 2014

Campaign to stop illegal wildlife trade at Lanseria International
Campaign to stop illegal wildlife trade at Lanseria InternationalArticle

A hard-hitting campaign to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife has been launched at one of South Africa's busiest airports. Starting this week passengers arriving and departing from Lanseria International Airport, will be asked to Think Twice about Wildlife Souvenirs by an advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).

2 May 2013

Air Transport Market Analysis - Market 2012
Air Transport Market Analysis - Market 2012Article

These are the key points from full report that was released this week and which looks at air transport markets in February.

5 Apr 2012

30-million passengers used SA's airports
30-million passengers used SA's airportsArticle

Almost 30-million passengers used South Africa's airports between April 2011 and January 2012 and News24 quotes figures from the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) that indicate improved air travel despite tough economic conditions.

21 Feb 2012

Air cargo drops by 4,7%
Air cargo drops by 4,7%Article

Fin24 says that airlines have been hurt by the 4,7% drop in air cargo being ferried around the world. It quotes the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) latest figures that show passenger travel had increased by 3,6%.

6 Dec 2011

Qatar Airways announces exclusive special offers
Qatar Airways announces exclusive special offersArticle

QATAR / JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Qatar Airways has announced an array of special offers and promotions for travellers around the world to celebrate its 100th destination launch.

5 Apr 2011

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