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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%,... 


An aeroplane taking off
IATA has reported that air passenger traffic growth continued to be strong
10th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

In September, global air passenger demand continued to recover strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. IATA is the global... 


Kenya Airways has achieved IATA ground handling services accreditation
9th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways, the East African country’s national flag carrier, announced on Thursday that it, and its Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) hub, have been accredited by the IATA Safety... 


Global air cargo demand continued its recovery during September
9th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo demand in September continued its recovery, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the global representative body for the airline industry.) In... 


Cape Town runway project awaiting Economic Regulator approval
6th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The starting of the Cape Town Aviation Infrastructure runway realignment is dependent on the approval by the Economic Regulator which is outstanding at this point; as well as the review of the... 


An Embraer regional jet (in the case, an ERJ145; the ERJ135 has a shorter fuselage) of Airlink
Airlink increases the number of its flights to Malawi
31st October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink has announced that it is going to increase the number of its services between South Africa and Malawi. Specifically, it will add a flight to its... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
'Out of ICU': Gordhan says Takatso deal will be concluded soon, as SAA launches Brazil route
27th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The South African Airways-Takatso deal is "pretty much still on," with hopes that it will be concluded either later this year or early next year, according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin... 


Broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector, Ctrack index shows
27th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (CTFI) retreated further during August, to an index level of 118.8, the lowest since February, when it was at 116.7.  This represents a 1.5% decrease. It is... 


Wesgro CEO and CTAA spokesperson Wrenelle Stander
Cape Town Air Access wins prestigious award for the second time
19th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

For the second year in a row, the Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) initiative has won the Routes World Destination Award at the Routes World Air Service Development Conference (Routes World 2023, held... 


An aeroplane operated by Airlink
South Africa airline opens offices in Gaborone and Lusaka
17th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector domestic and regional airline Airlink has opened new offices in both Botswana and Zambia, in Gaborone and Lusaka respectively. The purpose of these offices is to... 


Angola’s flag carrier has ordered 787 Dreamliners from Boeing
13th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG), the west African country’s national flag carrier, has announced that it is to acquire four next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner widebody airliners. This is the first... 


Worldwide air cargo demand rose in August, reports IATA
9th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Total global air cargo demand increased by 1.5%, year-on-year (y-o-y) in August, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the global representative body for the... 


Left to right: AASA chairperson João Po Jorge, AASA CEO Aaron Munetsi, and AASA deputy chairperson Prof John Lamola
Southern African airlines body elects its leadership for next year
9th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) on Saturday elected its chairperson and deputy chairperson for the next 12 months. The election took place during the association’s fifty-third... 


A FlySafair plane at the King Phalo airport
Commission recommends Tribunal approve ACSA's acquisition of bpSA's aviation fuel supply assets at two airports
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal unconditionally approve the proposed transaction whereby the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) intends to acquire the... 


A Mango aeroplane
Public Enterprises seeks to appeal court judgment regarding budget airline Mango
2nd October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) announced on Monday that it had applied for leave to appeal the Pretoria High Court judgment, and order, regarding State-owned low-cost airline Mango,... 


IATA reports and welcomes positive outcomes of talks with Nigerian aviation authorities
20th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body of the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has reported that it has had successful and constructive high-level talks with senior... 


Image of a FlyNamibia Embraer ERJ145 over a Namibian desertscape
FlyNamibia passes IATA safety audit, joins association, as 20th anniversary of audit marked
20th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Namibian private-sector domestic and regional airline FlyNamibia announced on Tuesday that it has joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association is the global... 


IATA highlights fuel efficiency audit as means to cut airline fuel burn and carbon emissions
19th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has highlighted the importance of minimising aviation fuel consumption in achieving the... 


Fahari Aviation uses drones to assist the agriculture sector
Kenyan aviation specialist enhances precision agri offering with 14 new high-capacity drones
19th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aviation technology subsidiary of Kenya Airways, Fahari Aviation, has expanded its agricultural services offering with 14 new high-capacity drones to meet to growing demand for precision... 


Air Belgium, which links South Africa and Belgium, is terminating all passenger flights
19th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The board of directors of Air Belgium, which operates services to South Africa, suddenly announced on Monday afternoon that the carrier would cease all passenger operations, with effect from... 


Lufthansa to restart Johannesburg-Munich flights next year
15th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Germany’s national flag carrier, Lufthansa, has announced that it will reinstate direct flights between Munich, in the German state of Bavaria, and Johannesburg, with effect from June 4 next year.... 


a light aircraft on the runway at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane
Event continues to impress
15th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Southern Africa's premier event for the general aviation industry, AERO South Africa took place this year at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane, Gauteng, from July 6 to 9. The event was... 


a newly developed Jonker Sailplane in the air
Two aerospace research projects under spotlight
15th September 2023

Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in conjunction with prominent aerospace design company Ontrack... 


An aerial view of the Execujet offices, and hangars in Lanseria
Firm expands maintenance portfolio
15th September 2023

Aerospace company Dassault Aviation's South African subsidiary ExecuJet announced in July it had expanded its portfolio of maintenance approvals for business aircraft and engines. ExecuJet... 


Wesgro CEO Wrenelle Stander
Growth in passenger traffic has replaced recovery as the focus of Cape Town Air Access
14th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Regarding the inflow of tourists to Cape Town and the wider Cape Province, Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) was no longer talking of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic; rather, it was now talking of... 


Western Cape Minister reaffirms target of a R1tr economy by 2035
14th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Addressing the Cape Town Air Access 2023 Annual Review function, Western Cape provincial Finance and Economic Opportunities Minister Mireille Wenger highlighted the province’s plan to achieve a... 


Cape Town International
ACSA narrows loss to R142m, expects profitability by next year
12th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has reported an improvement in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to R2-billion for the financial year ended March 31.... 


Air passenger traffic continues to recover strongly post-Covid
8th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Total air passenger traffic continued its strong, post-Covid-19 pandemic, recovery in July, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the global representative body... 


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Kenya Airways unit pushing use of drones and other emerging aviation technologies
8th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

With new technologies promising to transform commercial aviation, Kenyan national flag carrier Kenya Airways is determined to be an active participant in this revolution and so make the East... 


 IATA director general Willie Walsh
Air cargo demand continued recovery trend in July, with Africa seeing the strongest growth
6th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, has reported that global air cargo demand in July saw a continuation of the... 


Image of the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) for July
Road freight growth subsiding; rail sector struggling – Ctrack index
4th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) retreated further in July to an index level of 120.8, the lowest level this year since March (120.5).  This represents a decrease of 1.2% during... 


IATA payment service for travel agents launched in five more African countries
1st September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its EasyPay service was launched in Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Gabon and Mauritius, with effect from Wednesday (August 30). EasyPay... 


São Paulo city, with the suburb of Jardins (“Gardens”) in the foreground
Brazilian tourism agency highlights importance of resumption of Brazil-South Africa flights
1st September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil’s tourism promotion agency, EMBRATUR, has welcomed the news that direct flights between Brazil and South Africa are being reinstituted. These flights will start early this month and will be... 


An aeroplane flying overhead
African airlines saw above average traffic growth during the second quarter
1st September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

During the second quarter of this year (2Q23), African airlines, for the second quarter in a row, saw the world’s second highest year-on-year passenger traffic growth rate, the International Air... 


Cape Town International Airport
International air passengers give billions boost to Cape Town and the Western Cape
31st August 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town Air Access, a multiagency initiative led by Western Cape provincial trade, investment and tourism promotion agency Wesgro, on Thursday released its latest figures on the economic benefits... 


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