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Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus
Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirusArticle

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 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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Global air freight demand drops by 3.3% in 2019Article

The International Air Transport Association has released its 2019 data for global air freight markets...

6 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

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?Article

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growth
AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growthArticle

"This MoU is beneficial to support the development of aviation in Africa which is growing at above global average rates but accounts for less than 3% of global traffic. Strong partnerships among industry stakeholders are instrumental to the realisation of African aviation's potential which will result to economic and social benefits for the continent."

22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on MozambiqueArticle

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

Natalie Tenzer Silva 20 Jan 2020

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Lufthansa selects Google Cloud as strategic partnerArticle

"By combining Google Cloud's technology with Lufthansa Group's operational expertise, we are driving the digitisation of our operation even further."

20 Jan 2020

The key trends within the airport environment in 2020
The key trends within the airport environment in 2020Article

Mzukisi Deliwe, Deputy CEO of Provantage Media Group and head of leading airport environment out-of-home player Airport Ads, unpacks the most pertinent trends for 2020...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 20 Jan 2020

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Emirates SkyCargo gets ready to grow global trade in 2020Article

"The global air cargo industry witnessed what was a very challenging year in 2019. Economic uncertainty, tensions in global trade and unrest in key markets negatively impacted cargo volumes. However, the tough market conditions were an opportunity for us to review our core offering to our customers."

16 Jan 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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Global air freight markets down 1.1% in November 2019Article

African carriers posted the fastest growth of any region in November 2019, with an increase in demand of 19.8% compared to the same period a year earlier...

8 Jan 2020

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Hyundai, Uber partner to develop Uber air taxisArticle

Both parties are collaborating on infrastructure concepts to support take-off and landing for this new class of vehicles...

8 Jan 2020

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SA's largest airports achieve top spots for punctualityArticle

The annual Punctuality League tables published by OAG has revealed that South Africa's three largest airports have overcome considerable upheaval in the local aviation sector in 2019 to remain in the top tiers of global on-time performance...

8 Jan 2020

Boeing makes several leadership changes including new CEO
Boeing makes several leadership changes including new CEOArticle

New leadership to bring a renewed commitment to transparency and better communication with regulators...

24 Dec 2019

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AfDB lends $272m for construction of Tanzania's Msalato International AirportArticle

A $272.12m loan has been approved from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Tanzania for the construction of the new Msalato International Airport in the capital Dodoma...

20 Dec 2019

ACSA appoints Nompumelelo Mpofu as new CEO
ACSA appoints Nompumelelo Mpofu as new CEOArticle

Airports Company South Africa has appointed Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Mpofu as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 February 2020...

19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decade
#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decadeArticle

The airport experience has morphed dramatically in the past 10 years with the introduction of biometric security, mobile check-in, and baggage tracking. And there is much more to come...

Benoit Verbaere 19 Dec 2019

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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

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Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipmentsArticle

The International Air Transport Association, in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the International Air Cargo Association, are amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries...

12 Dec 2019

Investment on IT support improves passenger experience
Investment on IT support improves passenger experienceArticle

Airlines and airports spent a record US$50bn in 2018 on IT to support improvements to the passenger journey...

11 Dec 2019

Annual air cargo demand down 3.5% in October
Annual air cargo demand down 3.5% in OctoberArticle

Over the past year, air cargo has suffered from the effects of the trade war between the US and China, the deterioration in global trade, and a broad-based slowing in economic growth...

5 Dec 2019

Africa gets a boost in aviation security
Africa gets a boost in aviation securityArticle

A programme developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization in collaboration with the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University has seen 20 more people graduate from the Aviation Security Professional Management course, which carries a formal designation of AVSEC PM...

4 Dec 2019

AASA calls on unions to ease aviation strikes
AASA calls on unions to ease aviation strikesArticle

"While the Airlines Association of Southern Africa and its members will always defend the Constitutionally-enshrined right to strike, any secondary, or sympathy, action will cause severe harm to our economy and, by implication, to all South Africans."

19 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

4 priorities to improve African aviation
4 priorities to improve African aviationArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people's lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...

12 Nov 2019

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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index shows wins in visa restrictions across AfricaArticle

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa.

12 Nov 2019

Primedia Outdoor launches its Airport Digital Network in South Africa
Primedia Outdoor launches its Airport Digital Network in South AfricaArticle

Following the success of the launch of the 5mx10m digital billboard located at the prestigious King Shaka International Airport in June this year, Primedia Outdoor brings the market another great opportunity to reach airline travellers...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 8 Nov 2019

IATA: African airlines show positive growth in air cargo traffic
IATA: African airlines show positive growth in air cargo trafficArticle

The International Air Transport Association has released its data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne-kilometres, decreased by 4.5% in September 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

8 Nov 2019

African airline passenger traffic up by 0.9% in September
African airline passenger traffic up by 0.9% in SeptemberArticle

"September marked the eighth consecutive month of below-average demand growth. Given the environment of declining world trade activity and tariff wars, rising political and geopolitical tensions and a slowing global economy, it is difficult to see the trend reversing in the near term."

8 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

Emirates to host first IATA Global Accessibility Symposium
Emirates to host first IATA Global Accessibility SymposiumArticle

In a proactive effort to bring the industry together to advance open dialogue for a more disability-inclusive air transport system, Emirates will be hosting the International Air Transport Association inaugural Global Accessibility Symposium, taking place in Dubai from 5-6 November 2019...

31 Oct 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade areaArticle

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

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Fastjet suspends Mozambique flightsArticle

Fastjet plc has confirmed that from midnight on Saturday 26 October 2019, that Fastjet Mozambique will suspend its flight operations in Mozambique. This will include flights under its code-share arrangements with LAM Mozambique Airlines...

24 Oct 2019

Global trade's growth rate may have slowed due to trade rows
Global trade's growth rate may have slowed due to trade rowsArticle

Made on Earth, a new BBC News series, explores eight everyday products, and the eight intricate global trading networks that bring them to market...

Tim Bowler 23 Oct 2019

Passenger market shows modest increase in demand
Passenger market shows modest increase in demandArticle

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic data for August 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the year-ago period...

14 Oct 2019

African air cargo soars, while global market faces headwinds
African air cargo soars, while global market faces headwindsArticle

The International Air Transport Association released data for global air freight markets showing that demand contracted by 3.9% in August 2019. This marks the 10th consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes...

10 Oct 2019

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A foundation for South African tourism growthArticle

Tourism, narrowly defined, currently contributes 2,9% to our GDP and supports 726,000 jobs in this country...

Gillian Saunders 8 Oct 2019

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Campaign boosts booking code usage for passengers with intellectual disabilitiesArticle

Requests for assistance for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities have nearly doubled since the launch of a global campaign designed to raise awareness of a dedicated special service request (SSR) booking code...

2 Oct 2019

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Iata launches gender diversity campaignArticle

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has launched an initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025...

27 Sep 2019

IATA: African airlines record 3.6% rise in demand for July
IATA: African airlines record 3.6% rise in demand for JulyArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recorded slow global passenger demand growth for July. All regions posted traffic increases. Monthly capacity increased by 3.2%, with the load factor rising by 0.3 percentage points to 85.7%, which is a new high for any month...

9 Sep 2019

Trade war effects on global air freight demand
Trade war effects on global air freight demandArticle

Air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China. Global trade volumes are 1.4% lower than a year ago and trade volumes between the US and China have fallen by 14% year-to-date compared to the same period in 2018...

6 Sep 2019

#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent
#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talentArticle

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane recently took to the majestic slopes of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal to officially launch Tourism Month 2019...

Sindy Peters 29 Aug 2019

Improved baggage tracking key to ensuring passenger satisfaction
Improved baggage tracking key to ensuring passenger satisfactionArticle

Enabling the air transport community to scale up tracking capabilities without needing massive capital investment from the community, has the potential to grow every airport's passenger capacity by orders of magnitude...

Peter Drummond 16 Aug 2019

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IATA: Airline industry demand in African markets soar by 11.7%Article

Demand is benefitting from a generally supportive economic backdrop, including improved economic stability in several countries, as well as increased air connectivity...

11 Aug 2019

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Investment from abroad a boost to Africa's online travel marketArticle

In addition to the increasing number of South Africans who connect to the Internet each year, citizens have reached a point where they are above the global average in terms of how many hours they spend online daily...

5 Aug 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

Air travel spreads infections globally, but health advice from inflight magazines can limit that
Air travel spreads infections globally, but health advice from inflight magazines can limit thatArticle

Washing hands and coughing into your elbow can help limit the spread of infectious diseases on planes and around the globe. So why don't passengers read about this in their inflight magazines?

Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo 19 Jul 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

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