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Kenya Airways on course for turnaround next year
30th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways, the country’s public private partnership national flag carrier, expected to achieve turn-around next year. This was reaffirmed at the airline’s 2023 virtual annual general meeting... 


Cape Town to have direct air link with São Paulo in Brazil
30th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town Air Access, an initiative led by Western Cape provincial trade, tourism and investment promotion agency Wesgro, and the Western Cape provincial government, have welcomed the decision by... 


An Airlink Embraer E195
Airlink leases additional airliners to meet growing demand
29th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional airline Airlink has announced that it is expanding it fleet by leasing three Embraer E195 aircraft from AerCap. Airlink is Southern Africa’s biggest regional carrier, and the... 


Weather services are essential to aviation
Latest weather service fees for aviation in South Africa have been published
27th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy on Tuesday published the Regulations concerning the fees to be paid for aviation meteorological services to be provided by... 


One of Airlink’s ERJ-135s.
Airlink to reinforce its Johannesburg-Vilanculos link but axe its Mbombela-Vilanculos service
26th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African airline Airlink announced on Monday that, because of increasing demand, it will increase the number of its flights between Johannesburg and the resort town of Vilanculos in... 


Mauritius beach scene
Air Belgium doubles flights between Johannesburg and Brussels, and adds Mauritius
23rd June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air Belgium announced on Friday that, because of its new interline agreement with Air Mauritius, it was doubling the number of its flights between its home base and Johannesburg. Henceforth, in... 


An A220-300 in the colours of Qantas (an image with TAAG colours is currently not available)
Angola’s TAAG contracts for nine more Airbus A220 airliners
22nd June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

TAAG Angola Airlines announced at the 2023 Paris Air Show on Wednesday that it had firmed up orders for nine Airbus A220-300 single-aisle airliners, to be obtained via lease companies. This order... 


An artist’s impression of the D328eco
Sasol and Deutsche Aircraft deepen cooperation on green aviation fuels
21st June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

German aircraft manufacturer Deutsche Aircraft and Sasol ecoFT, the sustainable fuels development business of South African petrochemical group Sasol, have announced a deepening of their... 


Airbus unit to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell as source of airliner auxiliary power
20th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus’ wholly-owned technology innovation subsidiary, Airbus UpNext, has launched a new demonstrator programme, to test hydrogen fuel cells as sources for... 


An artist’s impression of A320 family airliners in IndiGo livery
Airbus wins biggest ever order for airliners, from Indian carrier
20th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

On Monday, the first day of the 2023 Paris Air Show, Airbus announced that it had been awarded the biggest single order ever for airliners. The firm order, for 500 A320-family single-aisle... 


Cape Town Air Access initiative attending major African air connectivity conference
13th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town Air Access, a public private initiative led by Western Province trade, investment and tourism promotion agency Wesgro, is participating in the AviaDev Africa 2023 conference in Nairobi,... 


IATA urges support for increased sustainable fuel production and diversification
6th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has called on governments to ensure that aviation gets its fair share of the growing... 


A crashed aircraft
IATA calls on governments to fulfil their treaty obligations regarding air accident reports
6th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the representative body for the global airline industry, has urged governments to fulfil their obligations under the Convention of... 


A De Havilland Canada Dash 8 regional airliner converted into a hydrogen-powered test aircraft by Universal Hydrogen
IATA releases roadmaps for the route to net-zero carbon emissions aviation by 2050
5th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry and is currently holding its annual general meeting in Istanbul, Türkiye, has... 


An aeroplane on a runway
IATA significantly upgrades its prediction for airline industry profitability for this year
5th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced on Monday a major upgrade in its forecast for airline industry profitability... 


An Embraer ERJ-135 of Airlink
South African carrier Airlink announces it will start two routes to Malawi
2nd June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector airline Airlink has announced that it will start services between Johannesburg and both Lilongwe and Blantyre in Malawi in early September. Flights to Lilongwe, the... 


IATA reports continued very strong recovery in global air passenger traffic
2nd June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has reported that, worldwide, air passenger traffic continued to recover strongly in... 


The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport cargo terminal
Global air cargo demand decline slowed down in April, reports IATA
2nd June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The year-on-year (y-o-y) decline in global air cargo demand decelerated in April, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the representative body of the global... 


Africa needs to digitalise its borders to stimulate intra-continental trade and travel
31st May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

International air transport industry-owned multinational information technology company SITA (not to be confused with South Africa’s State Information Technology Agency) Senior VP: SITA at Borders... 


Two more African airlines will soon start services to Cape Town
30th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town Air Access on Monday highlighted that, within a matter of weeks, two more African airlines would be flying to and from Cape Town International Airport. Cape Town Air Access is an... 


Two aircrafts close to one another preparing to refuel
New breakthrough for defence company
26th May 2023

Defence and manufacturing company Airbus Defence and Space and its wholly-owned subsidiary Airbus UpNext, have achieved in-flight autonomous guidance and control of a drone using an A310 MRTT. In... 


3 gents in a facility holding a large white plane like drone
German developer, research centre form JV
26th May 2023

German developer Wingcopter, an operator of delivery drones, and Hamburg-based ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research have announced a development partnership. Together, they intend to explore... 


Fireblade Aviation MD Leigh Kretzschmar
New Fireblade Aviation MD seeks to replace traditional models of business leadership
23rd May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector aviation services company Fireblade Aviation announced on Tuesday the appointment of Leigh Kretzschmar as its new MD. She is a registered Chartered Accountant and the... 


An SAA cargo plane
SAA says it needs its strategic equity partner soon, Numsa says the deal is corrupt
19th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

State-owned airline South African Airways (SAA), which exited business rescue in April 2021, and is in the process of being taken over by a strategic equity partner (SEP), has briefed Parliament’s... 


The tails of TAAG Boeing 777s parked at Luanda
TAAG Angola Airlines to increase the number of its flights to Brazil
16th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

TAAG Angola Airlines, the West African country’s national flag-carrier, announced on Tuesday that it was increasing the number of its flights between its home base and hub, Luanda, and Brazil’s... 


IATA reports continued major developments in the field of sustainable aviation fuels
16th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the global representative body for the airline industry – has highlighted the latest developments concerning the production and roll-out of... 


Commission backs SAA deal, but Lift owner must exit
Commission backs SAA deal, but Lift owner must exit
12th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Competition Commission has given the go ahead for the merger between State-owned South African Airways (SAA) and newly incorporated Takatso Aviation, but said Global Aviation Operations – the... 


An image of SITA government and industry relations director Andy Smith
SITA looking to bolster digitalisation of borders, travel in Africa
9th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Border management agency SITA sees considerable potential for South Africa and Africa to leapfrog legacy deployments and adopt digital solutions at borders to streamline travel and transport in the... 


Power-to-liquids technology is a promising longer-term option for sustainable aviation fuel
9th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Power-to-liquids is, aviation fuel business Air bp believes, one of the “most promising” longer-term pathways for the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). (Air bp is a unit of UK-based... 


Fischer-Tropsch technology can produce sustainable aviation fuels from municipal waste
8th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air bp, the aviation fuels business of UK-based global energy giant bp, has highlighted the potential role of Fischer-Tropsch technology in the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).... 


Kenya Airways receives certification for its pharmaceutical facility
5th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways Cargo, a division of national flag carrier Kenya Airways (KQ), on Thursday received International Air Transport Association (IATA) Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators... 


Passengers disembark after an international flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi
Worldwide, air passenger travel continues its strong recovery, reports IATA
5th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air passenger traffic continued, in March, to recover strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. Total air passenger traffic in... 


Qatar Airways formally opens its first cargo hub outside its homeland – in Africa
4th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Qatar Airways Cargo, a business of major Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways, on Wednesday formally inaugurated its first cargo hub outside its home country, at Kigali International Airport, in... 


Global air cargo demand continued to decrease in March, reports IATA
4th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air cargo, worldwide, continued to decline in March, in year-on-year terms, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the global representative body for the airline... 


Global energy company highlights importance of sustainable aviation fuels
3rd May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air bp, the aviation fuels division of global major energy giant bp, has highlighted the importance of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the decarbonisation of aviation (although it would not be... 


Insurers have an important role in aviation’s transition to net-zero carbon emissions
3rd May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

While much of the focus on transitioning commercial aviation to net-zero carbon emissions status was on aerodynamics, propulsion technology, infrastructure and even flight management, insurance... 


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