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April travel demand a tale of two markets: Domestic recovery and international stagnation
April travel demand a tale of two markets: Domestic recovery and international stagnationArticle

Domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the prior month, although it remained well below pre-pandemic levels...

11 Jun 2021

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Airlink expands intra-Africa network, launches new Johannesburg-Entebbe serviceArticle

Flights on the route will operate four times a week, connecting with Airlink's domestic and regional network to and from various Southern African destinations...

9 Jun 2021

Global air cargo demand up 12% in April
Global air cargo demand up 12% in AprilArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-Covid levels by 12%...

8 Jun 2021

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Air travel and Covid-19: Long term view for post-Covid passenger travel demandArticle

The International Air Transport Association and Tourism Economics have released a long-term view for post-Covid-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term...

27 May 2021

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Increased air travel digitalisation needed for sector restart, IATAArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (Covid-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other Covid-19 measures...

27 May 2021

Chris Zweigenthal to retire as AASA CEO
Chris Zweigenthal to retire as AASA CEOArticle

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa, announces that its chief executive officer, Chris Zweigenthal, will retire from the organisation at the end of August 2021...

26 May 2021

CPT International sees boost in post-lockdown domestic passenger numbers
CPT International sees boost in post-lockdown domestic passenger numbersArticle

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of domestic passenger volumes in April 2021. This is since domestic air travel resumed in June 2020 after the country's hard lockdown...

13 May 2021

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...

12 May 2021

Cargo loyalty programmes emerge to help aviation attract business
Cargo loyalty programmes emerge to help aviation attract businessArticle

Online research shows that aviation is leaning on air freight and cargo to make up for the impact of lockdowns on conventional passenger air travel...

11 May 2021

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African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in MarchArticle

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

10 May 2021

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

Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levels
Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levelsArticle

African airlines' cargo demand in March increased by 24.6% compared to the same month in 2019...

5 May 2021

Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport
Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airportArticle

Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021

Atter Pathology Services' Travel Pass from IATA opens the door for international flights to return
Atter Pathology Services' Travel Pass from IATA opens the door for international flights to returnArticle

As the world moves to secure health passports to enable us to travel freely again, Atter Pathology Services' have joined forces with the International Air Transport Association, which represents 292 airlines to become their first African partner...

30 Apr 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

Kieran Whyte, partner and head of the energy, mining and infrastructure practice, Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg,
South Africa's green hydrogen potentialArticle

South Africa's Hydrogen Society Roadmap explains how the country's resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, and its ample supply of platinum group metals (PGM), can be effectively harnessed to produce green hydrogen...

Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

Emirates begins IATA Travel Pass trials
Emirates begins IATA Travel Pass trialsArticle

Emirates has begun trials on the International Air Transport Association Travel Pass to help passengers manage their travel in line with any government requirements for Covid-19 testing or vaccine information...

16 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

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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New platform to enhance digital collaboration across air cargo industryArticle

The International Air Transport Association has launched the IATA Enhanced Partner Identification and Connectivity (Epic) platform to support the digitisation of the global air cargo supply chain...

25 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Setting the standard
#OrchidsandOnions: Setting the standardArticle

Blue and gold: Nothing tatty or condescending about this mag; Has good mix of corporate speak and stories about the common man...

Brendan Seery 23 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

Dubai partnership for digital verification of traveller medical records
Dubai partnership for digital verification of traveller medical recordsArticle

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have signed an MoU which will see the two join forces to implement the digital verification of traveller medical records related to Covid-19 testing and vaccination in Dubai...

2 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

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

Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020
Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020Article

Twenty-twenty was one of the worst years for air cargo demand since performance monitoring began in 1990...

4 Feb 2021

Covid-19 vaccine - will it signal a return to 'normality' for business travel?
Covid-19 vaccine - will it signal a return to 'normality' for business travel?Article

Business travel took a massive hit in 2020 as Covid-19 led to travel restrictions, border closures and lockdowns. Many companies introduced complete travel bans for their employees, while others opted for essential travel only...

3 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

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Africa airlines see fall in air cargo demand in NovemberArticle

Global air cargo demand improves in November but capacity remains constrained

8 Jan 2021

O. R Tambo receives global airport health accreditation
O. R Tambo receives global airport health accreditationArticle

Airports Council International (ACI) has certified O. R Tambo International Airport under its Airport Health Accreditation programme (AHA) for its continued application of health and safety protocols which meet local regulations and global standards.

7 Jan 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

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

Muhammad Ali Albakri
#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sectorArticle

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

Muhammad Ali Albakri 21 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

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Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccinationArticle

"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."

17 Dec 2020

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

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 testingArticle

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

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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

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

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

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

Comair reaches two major milestones in its business rescue process
Comair reaches two major milestones in its business rescue processArticle

Comair's business rescue process has navigated past two important milestones this week as the investors secured the required credit approval from various lenders of debt funding, as well as approval from various regulators necessary for their investment in Comair to proceed.

2 Nov 2020

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ACSA profits rise to R1.2bn despite pandemic, weak economyArticle

"The impact of Covid-19 and travel restrictions resulted in the company foregoing performance bonuses and reducing other operating expenses towards the end of the financial year in order to mitigate the liquidity challenges, but it also necessitated an increase of R270m in provision for doubtful debts."

27 Oct 2020

Airlink reconnects Zambia, SA flights from Lusaka and Ndola
Airlink reconnects Zambia, SA flights from Lusaka and NdolaArticle

This follows the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighboring countries while they both worked to contain the spread of the coronavirus...

14 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

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

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

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