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From beer to drugs to cars: Global business laments EU vote

By: Reuters     24th June 2016 Chief executives from Tokyo to Denver woke up on Friday to currency turmoil, plunging share prices and tough decisions after Britain's vote to leave the European Union raised widespread fears over economic growth. In Britain itself, businesses including aerospace, pharmaceuticals and... 

Air passenger traffic forecast to double over next 15 years

By: Keith Campbell     17th June 2016 Worldwide, air transport has proven very resilient over the past 45 years, despite periodic major crises. This was highlighted by Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers John Leahy to international aerospace journalists at the company’s recent Innovation Days briefing in Hamburg. Since 1970,... 

Airbus still confident about future air traffic growth

By: Keith Campbell     31st May 2016 Worldwide, air transport has proven very resilient over the past 45 years, despite periodic major crises. This was highlighted by Airbus COO customers John Leahy to international aerospace journalists in Hamburg on Tuesday. Since 1970, when the Boeing 747 Jumbo jet first entered commercial... 

Fastjet gets South Africa flying

     31st May 2016 Fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has been making travel dreams come true for over 2 million of its passengers across the African skies since launching in November 2012.   As an initiative to boost even more South Africans flying, fastjet has announced that any passengers purchasing... 

Fastjet’s first flight between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg takes to the skies

     29th March 2016 Fastjet’s first flight between Johannesburg in South Africa and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe took to the skies on Friday, 25 March 2016, marking an important milestone in the pan-African airline’s growth plans. The flight was fastjet’s first international route from Victoria Falls and was launched... 

Fastjet adds new S Africa/Zimbabwe route despite financial squeeze 

By: Keith Campbell     8th March 2016 Embattled pan-African low cost carrier fastjet (as it styles itself) has announced on Tuesday it will start flying between Johannesburg, South Africa and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, on March 25. The twice-weekly route will be served with an Airbus A319 single-aisle airliner with a capacity of up to... 

Fastjet announces flights linking Victoria Falls and Johannesburg

     8th March 2016 Fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has announced that it will commence flights to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg on 25 March 2016 in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market.   Services between Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International... 

Air travel demand rose significantly last year

By: Keith Campbell     19th February 2016 The International Air Transport association (IATA) has reported that last year saw the strongest demand for air travel in five years. Measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), global air traffic demand in 2015 was 6.5% higher than in 2014. This figure was also solidly above the 5.5%... 

Amadeus leads $40M investment in Africa’s fast growing online travel agency, Travelstart

     3rd February 2016 Amadeus, the global technology investor, today announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. Travelstart is the leading online travel agency in Africa, and has built a market leadership position in South Africa,... 

Fastjet’s daily flights between Harare and Johannesburg take off

     1st February 2016 Low-cost airline expands its pan-African network launching daily and direct international flights linking Zimbabwe and South Africa Fastjet’s inaugural flight between Harare in Zimbabwe and Johannesburg in South Africa took off today, Monday 1 February 2016, marking the low-cost airline’s newest... 

Aerotropolis concept advantageous for economy

By: Nadine James     22nd January 2016 If properly implemented, the aerotropolis concept will ultimately lead to improved connectivity, job creation, urbanisation and local accessibility, says airport management company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).  

Air transport catalyst for economic growth across African Continent

     22nd January 2016 Greater distances, more widely dispersed populations and lack of terrestrial infrastructure makes aviation an essential catalyst for social and economic progress on the African continent, says airport management company Airports Company South Africa (Acsa).  

Fastjet announces new flights linking South Africa and Zimbabwe

     18th January 2016 Low-cost airline expands its pan-African network with direct international routes from Johannesburg to Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe Fastjet has announced that its newest international routes will be from Johannesburg to Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.The launch of these routes is... 

Alcoa lands $2.5bn in Boeing deals

By: Henry Lazenby     17th December 2015 Lightweight alloys specialist Alcoa has clinched long-term supply contracts valued at more than $2.5-billion with US airliner manufacturer Boeing. NYSE-listed Alcoa would supply Boeing with multi-material fastening systems for every Boeing platform in its largest fastener deal ever. It would also... 

fastjet adds new Zanzibar to Joburg route

By: News24Wire      4th December 2015 Low cost pan-African airline fastjet has announced they will be operating daily flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg from 11 January 2016, in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market. Return flight ticket prices to the Spice Island from... 

Mango expects to announce profit for 2014/15

By: African News Agency      16th November 2015 Low-cost airline Mango expects to post a profit for the past financial year, the airline said on Sunday. Mango celebrated several milestones in its near decade-long history on Sunday, CEO Nico Bezuidenhout said in a statement. 

Threat of Zim airport closure a cautionary tale, Gibb asserts

By: Natalie Greve     3rd November 2015 Black-owned engineering consulting firm Gibb has intensified calls for the upgrade of Africa’s ageing airport infrastructure, arguing that aviation investment is becoming increasingly critical as the continent markets itself as an attractive and sustainable investment destination. “Poor records... 

Gibb Takes To The Runway For Africa’s Airport Infrastructure

     21st September 2015 Zimbabwe’s Harare International Airport has made headlines recently with its imminent closure looming. It is reported that the airport runway, among the longest in Africa, has many large and dangerous potholes, making it extremely unsafe for use. Further, even though measures by the Civil... 

Low-cost pan-African carrier increasing flights and fleet

By: Keith Campbell     18th September 2015 Pan-African low cost airline Fastjet has started daily flights between Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and Dar es Salaam, the commercial centre of Tanzania, to meet passenger demand. Previously, the airline flew between the two cities four times a week. “We have always promised to increase the... 

Low cost carrier Fastjet to increase Lusaka/Dar es Salaam flights

By: Keith Campbell     7th September 2015 Pan-African low cost airline Fastjet will soon start daily flights between Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and Dar es Salaam, the commercial centre of Tanzania, to meet passenger demand. This was announced by the airline on Monday. Previously, the airline flew between the two cities four times a... 

Carbon tax – some pragmatism is needed

By: Saliem Fakir     7th August 2015 The furore over the carbon tax that is playing itself out in public and behind closed doors is leading to an impasse. From the submissions made to the Davis Commission (which is reviewing the general tax system), it can be said that industry does not want it and probably never wants to ever see... 

Iata highlights aviation opportunities for Namibia

By: Keith Campbell     24th July 2015 Namibia would see significant economic benefits if the country, along with some other African states, implemented the Yamoussoukro Decision on liberalising intra-African air transport. So concludes a report by independent economics consultancy InterVISTAS, commissioned by the International Air... 

Ramaphosa insists government cost cutting working while ministerial handbook being finalised

By: African News Agency      18th June 2015 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa insisted on Wednesday that government’s cost cutting exercise was bearing fruit, despite the fact that the long-awaited revision of the ministerial handbook was still not complete. Work to revise the ministerial handbook, which sets out the perks ministers,... 

FlySafair, Pick n Pay to make air travel more accessible

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2015 Low-cost airline FlySafair and supermarket chain Pick n Pay have entered into a partnership that will allow travellers to book flight tickets online at FlySafair’s website and pay for the tickets at their local Pick n Pay. Tickets could also be booked and paid for at Pick n Pay Money Counters,... 

South Africa calls for greater air transport liberalisation in Africa

By: Keith Campbell     15th May 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 officially opening the recent... 

Nedbank, IFC launch $50m facility for agriculture producers, traders in SSA

By: Tracy Hancock     7th April 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 crops, with the first deal... 

Intelsat raises alarm on C-band spectrum split 

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th November 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 industry stakeholders, was... 

New demands on African airports as aviation sector expands

By: Sashnee Moodley     24th October 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. 

Aviation should not overreact to Ebola, African air safety improving

By: Keith Campbell     18th August 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 are not required. He was... 

Fastjet launches flights between Tanzania and Zim

By: Natalie Greve     23rd June 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, Tanzania, to Harare, Zimbabwe,... 

Messe Frankfurt announces Automechanika Chicago in April 2015 in cooperation with Advanstar Communications

     30th April 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 Automechanika event around the... 

African airlines see 5.5% increase in demand

By: Leandi Kolver     6th February 2014 African airlines’ international passenger demand increased by 5.5% year-on-year during 2013, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Thursday. This increase was slightly above the global average 5.4%, however, it was lower than the contient’s 7.5% year-on-year growth of 2012. 

Fastjet opens new Dar es Salaam to Lusaka route

By: Natalie Greve     3rd February 2014 Low-cost airline Fastjet completed its maiden flight between Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, and Lusaka, in Zambia, on February 1, marking the launch of the airline’s second international route on the continent. Services between Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Dar es Salaam’s Julius... 

New freight-rail link more urgent than high-speed Durban–Joburg passenger line 

By: Irma Venter     15th November 2013 South Africa requires a new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, much more than it needs a high-speed passenger service, says University of Johannesburg Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management head professor Jackie Walters. He notes that there is a good road network... 

Gordhan outlines aggressive cost-cutting strategy

By: Terence Creamer     1st November 2013 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 initiatives, which were endorsed by... 

Budget too good to be true – opposition MPs

By: Sapa     24th October 2013 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 Minister Pravin Gordhan tabled... 

Cost containment the new mantra, as SA seeks to navigate its fiscal constraints

By: Terence Creamer     23rd October 2013 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 initiatives, which were endorsed by... 

SA needs new freight railway line between Durban and Gauteng, says UJ’s Walters 

By: Irma Venter     4th October 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. Speaking at the Transport Forum, held... 

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