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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... 


Airlink MD and CEO Rodger Foster
Airlink suspends flights to Richards Bay after airport downgraded
11th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector domestic and regional airline Airlink announced on Friday evening that it had had to suspend its flights to and from Richards Bay. This followed a decision of the South... 


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Avis partners with CemAir on new land-and-air travel offering
8th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Car rental company Avis Car Rental has entered into a partnership with airline CemAir, as part of its commitment to delivering enhanced travel experiences for customers. Central to the partnership... 


An aeroplane operated by Ehtiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines places order for eight Boeing 777X jets
6th March 2024 By: Reuters

Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to purchase eight Boeing 777-9 widebody jets, with potential for up to 12 additional aircraft orders, the companies said in a statement on Tuesday. Major airlines are... 


The Cape Town International Airport
ACSA to invest nearly R22bn in airport infrastructure over the next five years
5th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga has reported that State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) will invest R21.7-billion on airport infrastructure developments focused on refurbishments,... 


IATA opens the nominations period for the 2024 edition of its Diversity and Inclusion Awards
4th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global representative body for the airline industry, on Monday opened nominations for its 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Awards. The nomination... 


ATNS wins aircraft landing aid system maintenance contract for six South African airports
4th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s national State-owned air traffic management agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), has been awarded a new five-year contract by another State-owned company, the Airports... 


Image of Cape Town's new Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky, fitted with infrared cameras, set to battle crime in Cape Town
4th March 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,... 


IATA reports significant improvement in African aviation safety, but more needs to be done
29th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has reported that Africa’s aviation safety performance last year was a significant... 


IATA director-general Willie Walsh
Commercial aviation achieved unprecedentedly high safety levels last year
29th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Last year saw aviation safety, in several parameters, record its best-ever results, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. IATA, which is the global representative body... 


Global aviation’s IT company celebrates 75 years of innovation
27th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Specialist air transport industry information technology (IT) group SITA is currently celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. It should be noted that the first controlled flight of a powered... 


Airlink reinstates Mbombela and Vilanculos flights for peak season
16th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Regional airline Airlink will again provide its peak season “bush & beach” service linking Mbombela’s Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport with Vilanculos, which is Mozambique’s famous coastal... 


Subdued growth expected in transport sector; more freight going to Maputo – Ctrack index
Subdued growth expected in transport sector; more freight going to Maputo – Ctrack index
14th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) forecasts “another year of fairly subdued growth for the transport sector”. This is based on the assumption of mediocre economic growth in South... 


Western Cape agency identifies key aviation trends during 2024
13th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Western Cape trade, tourism and investment promotion agency Wesgro has identified five key air travel trends for this year. These are, in the agency’s terminology and order, “the race to meet... 


Durban’s Dube TradePort air cargo terminal sees demand spike because of harbour issues
13th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air freight through the Dube TradePort cargo terminal, at King Shaka International Airport, at Durban, spiked sharply during the last quarter of last year, in quarter-on-quarter terms. This... 


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FlySafair to launch direct route between Cape Town, Kruger Mpumalanga airports
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Low-cost airline FlySafair will be launching a direct route between Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) just outside the Kruger National Park... 


An image of the inside of OR Tambo International Airport
ACSA’s recovery to pre-pandemic levels on track
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As of December 2023, the airline industry had largely recovered its traffic to 2019 levels, which is the benchmark for pre-Covid-19, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) CEO Mpumi Mpofu informed in... 


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