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IATA reports that total air passenger traffic is now very close to pre-Covid levels
1st February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Total air passenger traffic in December, worldwide, reached a level very close to that recorded before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has... 


IATA welcomes release of some blocked airline funds by Nigeria
31st January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has welcomed the announcement by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that it has... 


Three of Africa’s five youngest airliner fleets are in East Africa
30th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The five African airlines which currently have the youngest airliner fleets are, in order from youngest to less young, Uganda Airlines, Jambojet, Air Tanzania, Air Cairo and Air Austral. This was... 


Investec logistics head Denys Hobson
Global economic growth expected to stagnate this year
30th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Global economic growth is expected to be subdued, if not stagnant this year, with global trade also expected to be sluggish, financial services provider Investec reports. According to the World... 


A pilot monitoring the navigation system on an SAA aircraft
Airline association and European regulator agree on global threat posed by GNSS jamming
29th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), have agreed on the dangers posed... 


IATA, ICAO extend cooperation on air transport of dangerous goods
22nd January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the intergovernmental agency responsible for overseeing the regulation of civil... 


An Embraer ERJ135 of Airlink
Airlink updates on aircraft runway excursion incident in Mozambique
22nd January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink on Monday issued an update regarding one of its Embraer ERJ135 37-seat regional airliners, which suffered from a runway excursion when landing at... 


An artist's impression of the proposed Cape Winelands Airport
Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
22nd January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, the Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


An Embraer ERJ140 regional jet of Airlink.
Airlink to restart Durban-Bloemfontein air service
18th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink has announced that it is to reinstate direct flights between the cities of Durban and Bloemfontein. This service will recommence on February 26.... 


ATNS CEO Nozipho Mdawe
ATNS takes over air traffic control at Grand Central Airport
16th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), South Africa’s air traffic management (ATM) agency, has assumed responsibility for air traffic services at Grand Central Airport, in Gauteng province,... 


Travellers at an airport
December international air passenger traffic through Cape Town Airport sets new record
15th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) announced on Monday that December had seen a monthly record number of two-way international passengers passing through Cape Town International Airport (CTIA). These... 


Global air cargo demand recorded strong growth in November
10th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global total air cargo demand grew strongly in November, year-on-year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline industry) has reported.... 


Global air passenger traffic now almost at pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels
Global air passenger traffic now almost at pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels
10th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global total air passenger traffic in November last year passed 99% of the figure for November 2019, which was the last November before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports the International... 


On June 27, 1923 two DH-4B US Army biplanes conducted history’s first aerial refuelling exercise
Boeing marks centenary of aerial refuelling development
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Major aircraft manufacturer Boeing marked 100 years of aerial refuelling technology and platform development this year, with the first successful aerial refuelling being performed by the US Army in... 


International air cargo group opens pharmaceuticals handling facility at Cape Town
14th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Airlines Group’s (IAG’s) freight business, IAG Cargo, announced on Thursday that Cape Town had become its latest station to receive approval to handle the shipment of temperature-... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Gordhan withholds key documents on SAA sale from Parliament
13th December 2023 By: News24Wire

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has refused to provide two crucial documents on the sale of SAA to Parliament, with the matter now referred to the Speaker to decide further action.... 


AI, flying taxis identified as emerging megatrends in the air transport sector
13th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air transport industry information technology (IT) provider SITA has identified both generative artificial intelligence (AI) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) as among the emerging megatrends in... 


Airbus, BMW Group open submissions for transport quantum computing challenge
8th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Aerospace company Airbus and automotive manufacturer BMW Group have launched the global Quantum Computing Challenge, seeking candidates to develop a solution to mobility challenges, such as... 


IATA determined to help improve aviation safety in Africa
7th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, “is still very focused on Africa”, assured IATA regional VP Africa and Middle... 


IATA is urging governments to prioritise the production of sustainable aviation fuels
7th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is not receiving the priority it needs, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned. SAF is essential if commercial aviation is... 


Air passenger traffic continued a strong recovery in October
6th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA – the representative body for the worldwide airline industry) reports that total global air passenger demand continued to recover strongly in... 


Global air cargo demand continues on an upward trend
6th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

October was another month that saw increased year-on-year (y-o-y) air cargo demand, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA was the global representative body for the... 


Nadia Coetzee
South African woman appointed to head Brussels aircraft maintenance facility
5th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company ExecuJet MRO Services Europe has appointed South African Nadia Coetzee as GM of its facility at Brussels International Airport. She was... 


Airlink has upgraded its Johannesburg – Richards Bay service
4th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink has announced that it has significantly upgraded its service on its Johannesburg-Richards Bay route, with effect from Monday. Previously operated... 


Wesgro CEO and CTAA official spokesperson Wrenelle Stander
Campaign launched to promote tourism to George, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo
4th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Inter-agency and public private partnership Cape Town and Western Cape air connectivity initiative Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) has announced it is partnering with Cape Town-based and leading... 


A passenger carrying a bag next to a carousel with luggage
ACSA urges airline passengers to adhere to hand baggage regulations
1st December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

With the high-demand Christmas season about to start, the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has called on airline passengers to adhere to the regulations regarding hand baggage (the bags that... 


An Embraer E195-E2 of Porter Airlines
Canadian airline orders another 25 jetliners from Embraer
30th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based major aerospace group Embraer has announced that Canadian carrier Porter Airlines has ordered a further 25 E195-E2 airliners, which will take its fleet of this type to 75. The airline... 


FlyNamibia to link Windhoek with Victoria Falls in joint strategy with Airlink
29th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Independent Namibian airline FlyNamibia has announced that it is to institute a new route on April 4 next year. This will connect the country’s capital, Windhoek, to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.... 


IATA director-general Willie Walsh
IATA welcomes aviation decarbonisation conference agreements, but demands States act
27th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has welcomed the outcomes of the intergovernmental International Civil Aviation... 


Kenya Airways has resumed services to Bangkok
22nd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways (KQ), the national flag carrier of the East African country, has announced that it has resumed flights from its hub in Nairobi to Bangkok, in Thailand. This service will be operated... 


South African Airways
Hurdles cleared for sale of SAA - now for Takatso to show the money
22nd November 2023 By: News24Wire

The last hurdles are being cleared for the sale of 51% of South African Airways to Takatso - if it can come up with the money.  A major blockage to the sale, brokered way back in June 2021, that... 


Photo of an aeroplane
Africa has huge potential for the production of sustainable aviation fuels
22nd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

In the drive to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions aviation by 2050, Africa potentially has a great advantage, International Air Transport Association (IATA) regional VP Africa and the... 


Aviation safety in Africa is improving, but airline industry seeks to always get better
21st November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

African airlines need to become more active in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) regional safety and flight operations groups (which are action oriented), IATA regional VP... 


IATA regional VP Africa and the Middle East Kamil Al-Awadhi
African airlines still face government-imposed financial pressures that exceed global norms
21st November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has again highlighted the problem of high commercial aviation costs in Africa... 


Artistic impression of an A350 in Egyptair livery
Egyptair has ordered next-generation Airbus airliners
14th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus announced on Tuesday that Egypt’s national flag carrier, Egyptair, had ordered ten next-generation A350-900 widebody airliners. Next-generation... 


Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury
Airbus reports strong demand for its airliners during the first three quarters of this year
10th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus has released its results for the first nine months of this year (9M23). Consolidated group revenues, at €42.56-billion, were up 12%,... 


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