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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.

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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

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

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

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act nowArticle

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons...

David Richard Walwyn and Rod Crompton 10 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

#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

Cape Town lands 3 awards at Routes Africa 2019
Cape Town lands 3 awards at Routes Africa 2019Article

Routes Africa 2019 has been awarded Cape Town International Airport Best Airport in Africa in the 4-20 passenger category, with Cape Town Air Access receiving its Overall Routes Africa award and Destination Marketing award...

12 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

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SAA placed under business rescueArticle

Minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan, issued a statement in the early hours of this morning, 5 December 2019 to confirm that SAA will be placed into business rescue immediately.

5 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

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

Etihad Engineering unveils 3D printing lab
Etihad Engineering unveils 3D printing labArticle

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep, both leading 3D printing technology providers, to open the region's first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency...

18 Nov 2019

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African countries can't industrialise? Yes, they canArticle

Narratives are essential... And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa's industrial development...

Wim Naudé 13 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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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

Local aviation innovation company wins big at 2019 AVI Awards
Local aviation innovation company wins big at 2019 AVI AwardsArticle

The annual AVI Awards, hosted by the Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited (ATNS), recognise those individuals who contribute to innovation, elevate the aviation industry through intelligent design of products and processes, and enhance the capabilities of the aviation industry...

5 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

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

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#WorldMentalHealthDay: I am not 'always on'... for the sake of my sanityArticle

My name is Khuthalani Khumalo, and I refuse to perpetuate the 'always on' culture - for the sake of my sanity...

Khuthalani Khumalo 10 Oct 2019

Airport Ads unveils strategic rebrand
Airport Ads unveils strategic rebrandArticle

One of South Africa's most trusted integrated airport media advertising specialists, Airport Ads has refreshed its corporate identity to mark the company's next step of its journey into the future...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 10 Sep 2019

Airport Ads flying high with new look, new focus
Airport Ads flying high with new look, new focusArticle

On the back of trends and substantial expansion of the brand since its launch in 2012, Airport Ads recently relaunched with a new look...

Danette Breitenbach 10 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

Paying it forward
Paying it forwardArticle

Having lived through poverty as a child, chartered accountant (CA[SA]) Makoena Mabusela is passionate about helping others break out of the cycle...

Kulani Chauke, Issued by SAICA 11 Jul 2019

Gullan captions this: “Wake up with the birds. Do the hard stuff first. Give your best. Go for regular walks.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Desiree GullanArticle

This #CSIMonth, we go behind the selfie with Desiree Gullan, co-founder and executive creative director of G&G Digital...

Leigh Andrews 28 Jun 2019

Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSA
Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSAArticle

Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Africa and Latin America, has been re-elected as chairman to the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jun 2019

Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route
Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille routeArticle

In this perspective of strengthening relations between France and Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines will propose three weekly flights between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Marseille, France from 2 July 2019...

11 Jun 2019

Comair CEO resigns while still in the clouds
Comair CEO resigns while still in the cloudsArticle

After 23 years with Comair, CEO Erik Venter has resigned. Venter managed to keep the airline at a profitable cruising speed amidst a turbulent airline industry for the duration of his tenure...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Jun 2019

Air Seychelles, AirFi partner to offer wireless streaming inflight entertainment
Air Seychelles, AirFi partner to offer wireless streaming inflight entertainmentArticle

Air Seychelles has selected AirFi, provider of portable onboard Wi-Fi platforms, to provide wireless streaming inflight entertainment on board its new A320neo aircraft set to be delivered in July 2019...

20 May 2019

Using the cloud responsibly for a greener future
Using the cloud responsibly for a greener futureArticle

Whether you believe in anthropomorphic climate change or not, there is one intangible truth which is impossible to dispute...

Johan Scheepers 15 May 2019

Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai
Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 DubaiArticle

Emirates has unveiled the design concepts of its pavilion for the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai event, comprising a design and visitor experience which will utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation...

10 May 2019

Africa's first general aviation trade show comes to Tshwane
Africa's first general aviation trade show comes to TshwaneArticle

Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria, Tshwane, will open its doors in July 2019 to welcome over 4,000 registered trade visitors looking to experience the latest the general aviation industry has to offer...

7 May 2019

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Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experienceArticle

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019

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#ATMDubai: IATA forecasts Africa will increase its aviation potential by 2040Article

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that the African continent will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%...

23 Apr 2019

Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests
Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' testsArticle

Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments...

Adam Gabriele and Thaddeus R. Miller 17 Apr 2019

6 aviation claim trends to watch
6 aviation claim trends to watchArticle

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever, yet the number of claims shows no sign of abating...

11 Apr 2019

Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong
Boeing is doing crisis management all wrongArticle

Here's what a company needs to do to restore the public's trust...

Kelli Matthews 26 Mar 2019

Air travel innovation, collaboration key to enhancing customer experience
Air travel innovation, collaboration key to enhancing customer experienceArticle

"The power has shifted from airlines to customers. We need to adopt a new, more customer-centric approach and foster a more innovative cultural fabric if we want to thrive."

7 Mar 2019

The African aviation industry is still growing
The African aviation industry is still growingArticle

The overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent remain positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years...

James Geldenhuys 4 Mar 2019

New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa
New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

It's estimated that by 2050, global aviation could account for over 22% of all global carbon dioxide emissions due to rapid growth in air traffic...

25 Jan 2019

Boeing completes first autonomous passenger air vehicle flight
Boeing completes first autonomous passenger air vehicle flightArticle

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype...

24 Jan 2019

Turkish Airlines load factor reaches 80.2% high in December 2018
Turkish Airlines load factor reaches 80.2% high in December 2018Article

Turkish Airlines has recorded a load factor of 80.2% for December 2018...

11 Jan 2019

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clueArticle

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

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IATA's new programme helps airlines avoid turbulenceArticle

The International Air Transport Association has announced the roll-out its new programme that will assist airlines with avoiding turbulence when planning flight routes...

2 Jan 2019

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