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Demand for air travel remains strong – Iata

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd May 2018 Global passenger traffic results for March show that demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPK), rose by 9.5% year-on-year, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Thursday.  

Iata reports strong global passenger demand for February

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th April 2018 Global passenger traffic results for February showed a rebound in traffic growth, following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors such as the later timing of the Lunar New Year. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Thursday that... 

Global air travel passenger demand growth strengthens

By: Anine Kilian     11th January 2018 The International Air Transport Association said in a statement on Thursday that global passenger traffic results for November 2017 showed continued robust demand. Total revenue passenger kilometres rose 8% compared with November 2016 – the fastest growth rate in five months – and up from a 7.3%... 

African and global air freight and passenger traffic rose in February

By: Keith Campbell     21st April 2017 The growth in demand for air freight, measured in freight-tonne-kilometres (FTKs), in Africa increased by more than 10% in February, in comparison to February last year. African air passenger traffic, measured in revenue-passenger-kilometres (RPKs) jumped 7.1% over the same period. This has been... 

African airline capacity up 2.3% y/y in February

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th April 2017 African airlines achieved strong growth in passenger traffic of 7.1% year-on-year in February, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Thursday. This mainly reflected the upturn on the key route to and from Europe, offsetting struggles in the region’s biggest economies, Nigeria... 

Brussels attacks disrupt European air traffic – Iata

By: Anine Kilian     30th May 2016 The disruptive impact of the Brussels Airport attack that took place in March weighed on the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata’s) April figures for global passenger traffic, with Iata estimating that passenger demand growth would have been around 5% if the attacks did not happen.... 

November global airfreight growth rallies

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th January 2015 The global air cargo industry has entered 2015 propelled by “solid growth”, with expectations that the airfreight market’s expected 4.5% hike for the new year would outpace the projected 4% growth in world trade, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) said on Wednesday. The air cargo... 

African airlines show slowest passenger demand growth in May

By: Natalie Greve     3rd July 2014 African airlines experienced the slowest regional growth in passenger demand in May, up 1.9% year-on-year, despite a capacity increase of 4.7% over the period, while the continent’s load factor took a 1.8 percentage-point knock to 64.4%. “The weakness in international air travel demand for... 

Profit-making Adcorp observing shift from manual labour to mechanisation

By: Natalie Greve     29th May 2014 Workforce management group Adcorp has increased revenues for the year ended February 28, 2014, by an impressive 37%, generating R11.8-billion for the period, as its South Africa-based blue-collar operations continued to perform “particularly well", despite sweeping labour ructions in the... 

Intl air passengers on African airlines down in Nov

By: Natalie Greve     13th January 2014 Africa was the only region to see a decline in international passenger demand in November last year, with passenger traffic falling 2% year-on-year, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Monday. In contrast, the capacity of African airlines climbed 2.6%, pushing load... 

New company to empower women

By: Gia Costella     3rd August 2012 Supplier of container-handling equipment and support services for the shipping sector BLT SA, which was established in January, is planning to expand its reach. The predominantly women-owned company, based at the Durban harbour, is focused on servicing the South African shipping sector. 


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