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United Airlines Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East sales director Thorsten Lettnin
United Airlines is committed to net-zero carbon emissions flying by 2050
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US-based global major carrier United Airlines is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, its Director Sales: Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East Thorsten... 


A Qatar Airways B777 aircraft
Qatar Airways to invest in an airline in Southern Africa
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Qatar Airways will soon announce an investment in an airline in Southern Africa, its CEO said on Wednesday, part of the Gulf carrier's drive to expand its network in Africa. "We are at the final... 


A United Airlines branded Boeing 777
US travel numbers to South Africa greater than ever before, reports United Airlines
15th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of US visitors to South Africa is now higher than it was in 2019, the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, United Airlines director sales continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa... 


ATNS, CSIR making important progress in their joint passive radar project
10th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s national air traffic control (ATC) agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have started joint measurement... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Airlink adopting IATA’s New Distribution Capability
8th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink has announced that it is to implement the New Distribution Capability (NDC) for its transactions with the travel trade, with effect from July 31... 


Seen from left to right is a view from a drone delivered to the command centre in Goodwood, the view from the ISR, and live footage from a body cam during a crime combatting event
Cape Town adds new tech layer in fight against crime – Eye-in-the-Sky
8th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Very early on in his term, Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was told by law enforcement agencies that there could never be enough boots on the ground to fully combat violent crime and the drug... 


Air passenger demand continues strong growth, reports IATA
2nd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Total air passenger demand grew by 13.8% in March, in year-on-year (y-o-y) terms, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports. (IATA is the global representative body for the airline... 


IATA reports continued strong air cargo growth in March
2nd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that March was the fourth month in a row in which global air cargo demand grew by double digits, in year-on-year (y-o-y) terms. IATA... 


IATA calls for more research into aircraft contrail formation and effects
30th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has called for urgent action to deepen knowledge about the formation and... 


An SAA aircraft landing at OR Tambo International
SAA seeks minority partner, loans
21st April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is seeking potential minority investors and access to capital markets and loan financing for South African Airways (SAA) for more rapid expansion, following the collapse of a previous... 


Norwegian airline to start low-cost London-Cape Town service in six months
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Norwegian long-haul but low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways announced on Thursday that it was going to launch flights between London, in the UK, and Cape Town, during the Northern... 


Joint report on the main roadmaps for aviation to reach net-zero emissions released
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The ‘Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways Comparative Review’, which is a joint initiative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline... 


Cape Town to depoly camera-fitted aircraft in war against crime
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Towns’ (CoCT’s) Safety and Security Directorate is enhancing its crime prevention capabilities with the inclusion of new aerial surveillance technology. The information,... 


US group selects its technology partners for its major sustainable aviation fuel project
10th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US clean fuels company DG Fuels has selected a technology, jointly developed by UK multinational advanced metals chemistry and sustainable technologies group Johnson Matthey and UK multinational... 


IATA launches report into the reduction of single use plastics in the airline sector
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has released its latest report on how the industry can reduce its environmental impact.... 


IATA reports continued strong air passenger growth in February
4th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has reported continued strong growth global air passenger demand in February,... 


IATA director-general Willie Walsh
IATA reports that strong air cargo growth continued in February
4th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo traffic, in year-on-year terms, increased by double digits for the third month in a row, in February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. IATA is the... 


New Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Stephanie Pope
Top management upheaval at Boeing as group battles quality challenges
26th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Embattled US aerospace giant Boeing has announced major management changes at the highest level. The group has been hit by major quality control issues in particularly (but not exclusively) its... 


A cargo plane operated by Astral Aviation
Strategic air cargo alignment between Kenyan, Abu Dhabian carriers has lifted off
25th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenyan air cargo carrier Astral Aviation (Astral) and Abu Dhabi-based United Arab Emirates operator Etihad Cargo, the logistics and cargo business of Etihad Airways, have announced the functional... 


An SAA-branded aircraft on a runway
Public Enterprises Committee refers SAA takeover matter to SIU for investigation
20th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has decided to refer the matter of the Takatso Consortium’s now-cancelled plans to buy a 51% stake in South African Airways (SAA) to the Special... 


Cape Town City pleased with developments at Cape Town International Airport
20th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

City of Cape Town Economic Growth MMC Alderman James Vos has congratulated the State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) for its investment programme for Cape Town International Airport... 


South Africa needs to upgrade its air cargo and related infrastructures
20th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa is beginning to fall behind other African countries, when it comes to being a centre for air cargo, Swissport South Africa CEO Khangi Khoza has warned. She was delivering a keynote... 


Countries can carve niches for themselves in the global air cargo business, says IATA
19th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

It was possible for a country to turn itself into a global hub for important air cargo flows, even if that country had no connection with, or involvement in, the commodity concerned. So pointed out... 


Local, international aviation ground services groups form joint venture in South Africa
19th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African black woman-majority-owned aircraft ground-handling company NAS Colossal Africa Aviation Services (Colossal) and Belgium-based international ground-handling and ground services group... 


IATA reports major progress in sustainable aviation fuels, globally
18th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In its latest 'Fly Net Zero Media Update' report, the global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has highlighted developments around... 


IATA reports important progress in the development of aviation electrofuels
18th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The first two months of this year saw significant developments regarding the category of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) known as electrofuels, the International Air Transport Association (IATA)... 


Zaffra CEO Jan Toschka
New sustainable aviation fuels venture established by Sasol and Topsoe
15th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A new venture focusing on the development and delivery of sustainable aviation fuels has been officially launched jointly by Sasol and Topsoe. Known as Zaffra and headquartered in Amsterdam, in The... 


IATA launches its Digital Leadership Charter for air cargo
14th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global representative body for the airline industry, on Thursday launched its IATA Digital Leadership Charter. The launch took place at the... 


An SAA branded aircraft
Deal to sell government stake in South African Airways collapses
14th March 2024 By: Reuters

A deal the South African government has been negotiating for three years to sell a majority stake in South African Airways (SAA) has fallen apart, the minister overseeing the company said on... 


International partnership seeks to develop platform to calculate air cargo carbon emissions
13th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and global non-profit freight sector climate action organisation the Smart Freight... 


Drone flying over a port
Rectron partners with drone startup NTSU to grow skills, capacity
12th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Information and communications technology equipment distributor Rectron has partnered with remotely piloted or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) service provider NTSU Aviation Solutions to enable it... 


IATA global cargo conference focuses on the future of the air freight sector
12th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The key themes at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) 2024 World Cargo Symposium (being held in Hong Kong) were digitalisation, safety, and sustainability. (IATA was the global... 


Restrictions in the aviation sector are hampering economic growth in SADC
12th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The economic potential of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is being constrained by restrictions on the region’s aviation sector. This was highlighted at the recent Southern African... 


Airlink to resume flights to Richards Bay
11th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airlink, the South African domestic and regional international carrier, announced on Monday afternoon that it would resume its scheduled flights to Richards Bay, on Tuesday morning. This follows... 


Research group forecasts switch to green long-haul aviation will significantly increase costs
11th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US-based research and advisory group Lux Research senior director Christopher Robinson has warned that the switch away from fossil-based aviation fuels to environmentally sustainable alternatives... 


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