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Topic - Air Travel
May 15, 2015
South African Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged other African countries to join the eleven (including South Africa) that, in January, decided to liberalize air transport between them and create a single air transport market by 2017. She did so in a speech...
May 07, 2015
Democratic Republic of Congo's new national airline on Wednesday promised cheaper and safer air travel in a country long known for its notoriously poor transport infrastructure. Air travel in Congo has been dogged by lax safety standards, frequent crashes and poor...
Apr 07, 2015
Nedbank’s Capital division and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched a $50-million working capital finance and warehouse scheme to help commodity traders and processors in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) import agricultural commodities and export cash...
Nov 13, 2014
As regulators mull the international mobile telecommunication (IMT) industry’s call for space on the C-band frequency, commercial satellite services provider Intelsat on Wednesday warned of the dire consequences of reallocating the spectrum. Intelsat, working with...
Oct 24, 2014
The twenty-third Airports Council International Africa Regional Assembly, which took place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, earlier this month, brought together African airport leaders under the theme: Service Excellence – Key to the Future.
Aug 18, 2014
International Air Transport Association (Iata) VP Africa Raphael Kuuchi has highlighted that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that restrictions on air travel to those West African countries currently suffering from a most serious outbreak of Ebola fever...
Jun 23, 2014
African low-cost airline fastjet announced on Monday that it will, in August, start operating flights between Tanzania and Zimbabwe as it expands its international route network across Africa. The airline would launch a twice-weekly operation from Dar es Salaam,...
Apr 30, 2014
Messe Frankfurt, producer of Automechanika, the leading international brand of automotive trade shows, and Advanstar Communications, one of the largest tradeshow organizers in the U.S., will join forces to launch Automechanika Chicago. The show will be the 14th...
Feb 06, 2014
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Oct 24, 2013
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan
Mixed reaction greeted the country's three-year budget framework, with opposition parties saying they were discouraged and the ruling party expressing satisfaction. The MPs spoke to reporters on the steps of the National Assembly on Wednesday, shortly after Finance...
Oct 23, 2013
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced plans to aggressively limit expenditure by government officials on a range of items from motor vehicles to alcohol, in a bid to contain costs in what he described as a “constrained fiscal environment”. The cost-cutting...
Oct 04, 2013
South Africa requires a new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, much more than it needs a high-speed passenger service, said University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head Professor Jackie Walters on Thursday....
Oct 04, 2013
AIR FLEET Front to rear: the Airbus A350 XWB, A380 and A330 airliners
European airliner manufacturer Airbus predicts, in its latest Global Market Forecast, that over the next 20 years (from this year until 3032) air traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7%. This will be the result of economic growth, migration, urbanisation, rising...
Sep 23, 2013
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) on Monday revised its net profit estimates for 2013 downwards to $11.7-billion on revenues of $708-billion, compared with the net profit estimates of $12.7-billion in June. The latest forecast reflected the impact of...
Jun 21, 2013
Much of the work that I do involves travelling, usually with one of the engineers, to industrial plants, mines or power stations.
Apr 04, 2013
Global passenger demand grew by 3.7% in February, compared with the equivalent period last year, as business confidence improved, particularly in emerging regions, the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata’s) global passenger traffic results have shown. The...
Jan 10, 2013
Worldwide cargo volumes are expected to grow by 1.4% and passenger traffic by 4.5% during 2013, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported.
Nov 09, 2012
News of airline carriers experiencing financial headwinds has been coming thick and fast of late. There are two main reasons for this: stalling global economic growth and the heavy burden of three-digit oil prices. The outlook for both of these drivers does not bode...
Oct 22, 2012
BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO 380 very high speed (VHS) train named as a top product design in transportation Independent specialist jury’s recognition marks third award for the world’s most economical and eco-friendly VHS train
Sep 12, 2012
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) posted a profit of R188-million for the 2011/12 financial year, which is a strong improvement on the R221-million loss reported in the previous financial year. This turnaround flowed from an increase in revenue from R4.66-billion...
Sep 11, 2012
Traffic with emerging markets driving demand
Sep 10, 2012
Breathtaking lightshow launches Airbus Smarter Skies campaign ahead of ILA
Sep 06, 2012
A future with more flights, fewer emissions and quicker passenger journey times
Jul 04, 2012
World’s leading aircraft manufacturer to recruit over 4,000 people in 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Anabasis (from Greek ana meaning ‘upward’ and bainein, meaning ‘go’) is an expedition from a coastline up into the interior of a country. Thus: I arrive at Cape Town International Airport to fly on South African Airways (SAA) to Johannesburg. The airport is very...
May 30, 2012
Despite continuing economic weakness in some parts of the world, passenger demand for air travel continued to grow, registering a 6.1% expansion last month, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Wednesday. Strong demand for air travel and...
Apr 17, 2012
Africa would need more than 800 new airplanes over the next 20 years and between 14 000 and 20 000 new trained pilots, Boeing Commercial Airplanes international sales director Miguel Santos said on Tuesday. He told a media briefing at the National Airways...
Apr 06, 2012
Three of the world’s biggest commercial aircraft manufacturers recently announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop easily applicable and affordable aviation biofuels. The companies are Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US and...
Mar 23, 2012
On Thursday, three of the world’s biggest commercial aircraft manufacturers announced that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop easily applicable and affordable aviation biofuels. The companies are Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US...
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