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IATA reports air cargo demand in September was down, year-on-year
7th November 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global representative body for the airline industry, reported on Monday that air cargo demand in September softened, in year-on-year (y-o-y)... 


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Emirates expands South African operations after air travel demand outstrips supply
2nd November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Airline Emirates plans to again ramp up operations in South Africa with 42 weekly flights between Dubai and Emirates’ three gateways in South Africa – Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Before... 


IATA has released the results of its 2022 air passenger survey
2nd November 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Around the world, airline passengers in the post-Covid-19 pandemic era were concerned with convenience and the simplification of processes for air travel, the International Air Transport... 


Kenyan and Reunion airlines establish code-sharing agreement
31st October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways, the national flag carrier of the East African country, and Reunion carrier Air Austral, have entered into a codeshare agreement, which took effect on October 29. This agreement gives... 


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SAA funding gap not plugged in Godongwana's mid-term budget
28th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Hopes of the medium-term budget providing South African Airways (SAA) with the last monies due to creditors in terms of its business rescue plan were dashed by Finance of Finance Enoch Godongwana... 


West African airline orders two wide-body airliners off Airbus
26th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced that Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national flag carrier of the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, had placed a firm order for two... 


IATA airline safety conference focusing on safety leadership and safety audits
25th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) – the global representative body for the airline industry – opened its 2022 Safety Conference on Tuesday. The conference is being held in Dubai in... 


Four ACSA airports recognised internationally for their carbon emission reduction efforts
25th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Four of the airports belonging to the State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) have been awarded certificates of accreditation for reducing their carbon emissions. The certificates were... 


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DHL expands EV logistics centres to manage EV battery logistics
21st October 2022 By: Donna Slater

Logistics company DHL is expanding and refining its development of an end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) battery logistics supply chain solution to bridge the gap between moving EV battery materials... 


Sars to launch voluntary declaration portal pilot project at King Shaka
20th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will, in November, launch a pilot project to test the implementation of an electronic portal for travelers to make declarations on a voluntary basis, well... 


African airlines on recovery path but still face challenges
19th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Across Africa as a whole, the commercial aviation sector had largely, but not entirely, recovered from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was highlighted by African Airlines Association... 


Boeing 737 Max 7’s approval faces new tests from US regulators
18th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Boeing is getting new questions from US aviation regulators about the Max 7 aircraft, making it more likely the company will be unable to complete the certification process by late December and... 


Southern African airlines suffering still from Covid and still needing support
17th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Although the Covid-19 pandemic had now passed, the Southern African airline industry was still suffering from its consequences, Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) CEO Aaron Munetsi has... 


Aerospace majors united on need to cut aviation carbon emissions
17th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The world’s top three manufacturers of commercial airliners were in broad agreement about what had to be done in order to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions aviation by 2050. This was clearly shown... 


Tourism Minister highlights the importance of the airline industry to South Africa
14th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

 Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Friday highlighted the close interrelationship between the tourism and airline industries. She was delivering the keynote address at the 2022 Annual General... 


Biggest Nigeria city to build new airport in industrial hub
13th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Lagos, the commercial hub in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, will build a passenger and cargo airport in the north-east of the city close to a major oil refinery and a new deep sea port. The... 


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DHL launches new airport logistics facility
12th October 2022

Logistics services multinational DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new facility next to the OR Tambo International Airport that will enable it to provide services for high-value goods and time-... 


IATA welcomes ICAO decision on net-zero carbon emissions aviation by 2050
10th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warmly welcomed the decision, on Friday, of the 41st Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to adopt the target of... 


FlySafair to greatly expand its regional network
10th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa low-cost carrier FlySfair announced on Monday that the South African Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) had approved the airline’s applications to operate flights to ten new... 


ICAO adopts net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 as an ‘aspirational’ goal
10th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The member States of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), an intergovernmental organisation which is a specialised agency of the United Nations, on Friday agreed at the 41st ICAO... 


IATA reports continued recovery in air passenger traffic during August
7th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air passenger traffic continued its recovery trajectory in August, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. IATA is the global representative body of the airline industry.... 


Global air cargo demand resilient in August, reports IATA
7th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo demand in August this year showed that the sector remained resilient, despite economic uncertainties, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the... 


Airbus forecasts that aviation services will more than double in value over next 20 years
6th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global major aerospace group Airbus on Thursday released its latest Global Services Forecast (GSF), which covers the aviation services sector. The GSF covers the next 20 years and predicts that the... 


South Africa should produce sustainable aviation fuels locally – WWF
5th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), typically made from biobased feedstocks such as energy crops, wastes and residues, can help to mitigate the greenhouse-gas emissions from South Africa’s aviation... 


ACSA increases Cape Town jet fuel reserves
3rd October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Airports agency the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has managed to increase the number of jet fuel reserves at Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) and is confident that flight movements... 


FlySafair chief marketing officer Kirby Gordon discusses the company's brand refresh and new aircraft interiors
FlySafair refreshes branding, collaborates with artists on aircraft interior
30th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Local airline FlySafair has revealed its refreshed branding on the twenty-fifth aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 New Generation, that it has welcomed into its fleet. The branding maintains the pink and... 


Two new senior appointments made by the African Business Aviation Association
30th September 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) has announced that it has made two new senior appointments, namely Dawit Lemma as the association’s VP: International, and Samantha “Sam” Keddle as... 


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Airlink takes significant stake in Namibian airline
29th September 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector airline Airlink has announced that it has taken a 40% strategic equity share in Namibian privately-held carrier FlyNamibia (part of Westair Aviation, founded in 1967).... 


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SAAF inks deal with Saab to get Gripen fighters back in the air
29th September 2022 By: Donna Slater

Military and defence technology company Saab has received a three-year support contract from the South African Air Force (SAAF) to ensure the latter’s Gripen fighter jets remain airworthy and... 


IATA to trial air cargo carbon emissions calculator with Etihad Airways
28th September 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Etihad Airways will be jointly trialling a calculation tool for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that has been specially developed for cargo... 


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Airbus to pour more focus into multirole military helicopters based on civilian airframes
28th September 2022 By: Donna Slater

Air force and military helicopter operators with an interest in reducing aircraft operational costs is what major aerospace manufacturer Airbus is focussing on in an effort to assist military... 


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AASA begs govt to waive airport fees as jet fuel rations at Cape Town squeezes airlines
28th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has raised concern about the imposition of jet fuel rations at the Cape Town International Airport. The association says the restrictions will... 


Major short-haul airline to adopt Airbus control system upgrades for its airliners
26th September 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus reported on Monday that UK-based short-haul low-cost carrier easyJet had decided to upgrade the control systems of its fleet of more than 300... 


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Cape Town airport has less than a week of jet fuel left
26th September 2022 By: News24Wire

Cape Town International Airport currently only has enough jet fuel stock to last between four to six days after bad weather caused a supply shipment to be delayed. To reduce the risk of jet fuel... 


Govt officials working out how much money SAA still needs from Treasury, airline says
22nd September 2022 By: News24Wire

Government officials are working out exactly how much money South African Airways (SAA) still needs from National Treasury in order to settle legacy debt and bring the finalisation of the strategic... 


Emirates, United Airlines sign agreement to enhance both networks
21st September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Airlines Emirates and United Airlines have entered into a commercial agreement that will enhance each airline’s network and give their customers easier access to hundreds of new destinations within... 


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