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Aviation News

Worldwide, passenger air traffic fell sharply in February, Iata reports

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd April 2020 Global air passenger traffic in February, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, fell by 14.1% in comparison to February 2019, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on April 2. This was the sharpest fall since the notorious terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the... 

South Africans abroad are now allowed to return home - but the how is unclear 

By: News24Wire      3rd April 2020 South Africans who are abroad and want to return during the lockdown are allowed to do so, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has said. The how, however, remains unclear. Mthembu tweeted the update on Friday morning, elaborating on remarks made by National Command Council ministers on... 

South Africans abroad are now allowed to return home - but the how is unclear
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu

Comair deal to acquire two businesses mutually terminated

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd April 2020 In an announcement on the (Johannesburg) Stock Exchange News Service on April 3, South African private sector airline group Comair announced that an agreement for it to purchase Star Air Maintenance (SAM) and Star Air Cargo (SAC) had been terminated “by mutual consent”, with effect from March 31.... 

Airlink working with SAA to solve re-ticketing problem for post-lockdown flights

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd April 2020 South African private sector airline Airlink has announced that it is working with State-owned flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) to ensure a smooth process for the revalidation and re-accommodation of tickets and vouchers issued by SAA for future Airlink flights. When scheduled air... 

Iata forecasts much worse Covid-19 impact on airlines than previously predicted

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd April 2020 The latest analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the revenues of airlines worldwide, undertaken by their global representative body, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has indicated that the impact will be much worse than previously believed. Iata has now estimated... 

Iata calls African countries to support their airlines during the Covid-19 crisis

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd April 2020 The global representative organisation for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), issued on April 2 a call for African and Middle Eastern governments to financially support their airlines, directly and/or indirectly. This was because of the havoc being wrought... 

SAA to operate repatriation charter flights, starting with operations to Germany

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd April 2020 State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) is to undertake charter flights to repatriate foreign citizens caught in South Africa by the national lockdown which started at midnight March 26/27. This lockdown is an attempt to counter the Covid-19 pandemic. The first such flights... 

Global air cargo demand fell sharply in February, but Africa saw an increase

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd April 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the representative body of the global commercial aviation (airline and air cargo) sector, has released its latest report (dated April 1) on air freight demand during this past February. “The spread of Covid-19 intensified over the month of... 

Airbus manufactures protective equipment for Spanish healthcare workers

By: Rebecca Campbell     2nd April 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus reported on April 1 that most of its facilities in Spain were cooperating in the production of visor frames, for use in personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare personnel fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The frames are being... 

First repatriation flight leaves South Africa

By: Rebecca Campbell     1st April 2020 The first repatriation flight for foreigners caught in South Africa by the country’s lockdown (to counter the Covid-19 pandemic), allowed by amended regulations announced by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on March 31, took off on the morning of April 1, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa)... 

Travel agents not to blame for disruptions, refund issues − Asata

By: Donna Slater     1st April 2020 Travel agency representative forum, the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) is redirecting the blame for air travellers having to buy additional air tickets to the airlines in question as the airlines have closed refund platforms to travel agents. Asata is responding to... 

Travel agents not to blame for disruptions, refund issues − Asata
Otto de Vries

Mbalula provides clarity on aviation directives 

By: Simone Liedtke     31st March 2020 Since the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that South Africa would embark on a 21-day national lockdown, the majority of aviation activities have slowed dramatically, with all domestic airlines having halted passenger flights effective from the start of the lockdown. South Africa’s... 

Mbalula provides clarity on aviation directives
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula

Air transport body warns that world airlines are burning up their cash at an alarming rate

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st March 2020 International commercial aviation representative body the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published a new analysis on March 31 that indicated that the world’s airlines would, during the second quarter of this year, suffer a total net loss of $39-billion. They would also expend... 

Two unions jointly attack the government over regional airline SA Express

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st March 2020 In a joint statement on March 31, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have blasted the government over its handling of the crisis in State-owned regional airline SA Express. Their response was to a statement on the... 

Public Enterprises to study liquidation application by SA Express business rescue practitioners

By: News24Wire      30th March 2020 Allegations by the business rescue practitioners of SA Express that the government deliberately withheld financial support from them, and that the state's approach to the business rescue process was unconstructive are baseless, the Department of Public Enterprises has said.  The department on... 

Public Enterprises to study liquidation application by SA Express business rescue practitioners

No more taxpayers’ money for regional airline SA Express

By: Rebecca Campbell     30th March 2020 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) issued a press release on March 29 regarding the business rescue process for State-owned regional airline SA Express. In it, the DPE stated it “noted” that the airline’s Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) had made a court application to liquidate SA... 

International air transport body urges global economic group to act to save aviation

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th March 2020 On March 26 the International Air Transport Association (Iata) addressed an appeal, on behalf of the global airline industry, to the leaders of the Group of 20 leading economic powers (G20). The G20 members together accounted for some 85% of the world’s gross domestic product, more than 75% of... 

Carrier suspends operations days after issuing safety assurances

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th March 2020 State-owned regional airline SA Express, which is currently in business rescue, suspended its operations on Wednesday March 18. This was because of “adverse recent developments including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”  

Covid-19 forces SAA to cut services

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th March 2020 State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA), which was undergoing business rescue, has scaled down its capacity because of the fall in air passenger demand. This is the result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has severely affected the global air transport industry. Under these... 

Iata urges action to keep fragile global air transport sector functioning

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th March 2020 The global airline industry is extremely vulnerable to the economic effects of the Covid-19 virus, a recently released analysis by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has shown. IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce highlighted that, of all the airlines in the world, only some 30 were... 

Air transport bodies appeal for responsible action amid Covid-19 disruptions

By: Rebecca Campbell     27th March 2020 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reacted to US President Donald Trump’s bans on citizens and residents of European countries from travelling to the US by affirming that the organisation and its members would maintain their support for Governments in their attempts to contain the... 

SAA business rescue plan to be published in May, acting CEO steps down

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th March 2020 The business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for South African Airways (SAA) have been given an extension to May 29 to publish the business rescue plan for the airline. The business plan was previously set to be published on March 31, amid a national lockdown to try to prevent the further spread of... 

Air transport body calls on governments to facilitate air freight to help fight Covid-19

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th March 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the global representative body of the air transport industry, has appealed to governments around the world to facilitate air cargo operations. Air cargo charter flights, which are replacing suspended passenger operations, are still facing... 

Iata forecasts much worse Covid-19 impact on airlines than previously predicted

By: Rebecca Campbell     25th March 2020 The latest analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the revenues of airlines worldwide, undertaken by their global representative body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has indicated that it will be much worse than previously believed. IATA has now estimated that this... 

Iata forecasts much worse Covid-19 impact on airlines than previously predicted
Photo by IATA
Alexandre de Juniac

SAA to suspend all domestic flights from Friday as SA goes into lockdown

By: African News Agency      25th March 2020 National carrier South African Airways said it would suspend all its domestic flights from Friday until April 16 in compliance with a 21-day government lockdown announced by President   to curb the spread of Covid-19. It said it would provide support to passengers intending to change their travel... 

SAA to suspend all domestic flights from Friday as SA goes into lockdown

Boeing announces work suspension at major plants owing to Covid-19

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th March 2020 US aerospace giant Boeing announced on March 23 that it was temporarily suspending production at its facilities in the Puget Sound area of the US state of Washington. The suspension would start on March 25 and would run for 14 days. The decision was taken following the proclamation, that same... 

Boeing announces work suspension at major plants owing to Covid-19

Airline body thanks regulators for showing flexibility

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd March 2020 The global airline industry’s representative organisation, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has expressed gratitude to aviation regulators around the world for showing flexibility regarding non-safety-critical regulations, in order to support air transport around the world.... 

Airbus, Boeing take steps to improve liquidity amid Covid-19 spread

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd March 2020 Aviation company Airbus is continuing to assess the ongoing situation and the impact of the coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 disease, on its business, customers, suppliers and the industry. It has, in the interim, announced measures to bolster its liquidity and balance sheet in response to... 

SAA has also suspended its African regional flights

By: Rebecca Campbell     23rd March 2020 On Friday and Saturday, South African Airways (SAA) suspended all its regional flights – that is, flights to other African countries – until May 31. This followed the airline’s suspension of all its international flights earlier on Friday. This decision was taken “to support the Government... 

SAA has also suspended its African regional flights
Photo by SAA
An Airbus A320 of SAA

Public Enterprises, business rescue practitioners battle over SA Express

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th March 2020 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has expressed, in a statement, its concern about the direction that the business rescue process for State-owned regional airline SA Express was taking. “[T]he Business Rescue Practitioners [BRPs] are planning to ‘ground’ the airline without first... 

ACSA has started implementing air travel restrictions at its airports 

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th March 2020 The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) announced on Friday that it had, in conjunction with the other appropriate authorities, implemented the air travel restrictions decreed by the government, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. These restrictions apply to air travellers from designated high... 

SAA gives reasons for its suspension of all its international flights  

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th March 2020 State-owned South African Airways (SAA) has explained why it has suspended all its international flights until May 31. (The suspension was announced on Friday and took immediate effect.) “In support of efforts by Government to deal with this [Covid-19] pandemic, and in the best interests of our... 

SAA gives reasons for its suspension of all its international flights
Photo by Duane Daws/Creamer Media
An Airbus A330 widebody airliner of SAA

SAA suspends all international flights until end of May

By: News24Wire      20th March 2020 Troubled state-owned airline South African Airways has announced that it is immediately suspending all international operations until 31 May 2020 in light of a government travel ban aimed at stopping transmission of the novel coronavirus.  In a statement issued by SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali,... 

SAA suspends all international flights until end of May

Moves afoot to 'futureproof' South Africa's drones regulations

By: Donna Slater     20th March 2020 Regulations governing drones, officially referred to as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), have been stagnant since July 2015, when the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) first introduced regulations to formalise the industry.  

Moves afoot to 'futureproof' South Africa's drones regulations

Iata urges African governments to support their airlines

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th March 2020 The global airline industry’s representative body, the International Air Transport Association, has called on African and Middle Eastern Governments to provide emergency support to their airlines. This is part of a global campaign for crisis assistance for airlines as air travel disappears... 

Iata urges African governments to support their airlines

Iata urges decisive government action to shore up fragile global air transport sector

By: Rebecca Campbell     18th March 2020 The global airline industry is extremely vulnerable to the economic effects of the Covid-19 virus, an analysis released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday has shown. IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce highlighted that, of all the airlines in the world, only some 30... 

SAA cuts services in response to Covid-19

By: Rebecca Campbell     18th March 2020 State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) announced on Wednesday that it had scaled down its capacity because of the fall in air passenger demand. This is the result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has severely affected the global air transport industry. Under these... 

SAA cuts services in response to Covid-19
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