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IATA, South African Civil Aviation Authority to cooperate more closely on safety
15th December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). Under the MoU, the two parties... 


Leading US carrier United announces huge order for Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft
13th December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Major US carrier United Airlines, one of only two American operators to directly connect the US with South Africa, announced on Tuesday the biggest ever order placed by a US airline for wide-body... 


African airlines still face significant challenges post-pandemic, says IATA
13th December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airlines in Africa faced four major challenge areas – connectivity, market access and regulatory reform; taxes, charges and rising costs; environmental sustainability; and safety. This was the main... 


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IATA reports great surge in sustainable aviation fuel production, but incentives still needed
7th December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the representative body of the global airline industry, has estimated that the worldwide production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)... 


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Cape Town tourism recovers to pre-Covid levels, as another US airline lands in the city
2nd December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town’s tourist sector was nearly back at pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels. “In all our key [tourism] markets, in Cape Town, we are nearly recovered,” reported Western Cape tourism, trade and... 


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More charges on the cards for accused in R400m SA Express tender fraud scandal
2nd December 2022 By: News24Wire

Four people and three companies accused of fraud and corruption in connection with a R400-million SA Express tender could face additional charges. Tebogo van Wyk, 40; Nothando Dube, 44; Sipho Levy... 


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Ransomware activity rapidly increasing in transport, shipping sectors – Trellix
24th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Cybersecurity company Trellix says the cybercrime trends observed in South Africa are “pretty much” in line with what is happening on the global stage. “In the last 12 months, we have seen an... 


Boeing forecasts major growth in air cargo demand over next 20 years
21st November 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Major aerospace group Boeing has predicted that global air cargo traffic will increase by 100% between now and 2041. The company has released its ‘World Air Cargo Forecast 2022’, and also predicts... 


Western Cape, Cape Town authorities highlight growing tourism, trade links with the US
18th November 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The US was now the Western Cape province’s largest single source of tourists and the province’s biggest single export market, highlighted provincial Premier Alan Winde on Thursday evening. He was... 


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TAAG to launch direct flights between Durban and Luanda, early next year
17th November 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG) announced on Thursday that it would be implementing a direct flight between Luanda, the Angolan capital, and South Africa’s number one port city, Durban, during the... 


Eurowings Discover launches direct flights from Frankfurt to KMI Airport in Mpumalanga
17th November 2022 By: Yvonne Silaule

German airline Lufthansa Group’s leisure carrier Eurowings Discover has launched direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany, to the Kruger Mpumalanga International (KMI) airport, in Mpumalanga, South... 


SAA deal in crisis as Gidon Novick resigns from Takatso board
14th November 2022 By: News24Wire

Gidon Novick has resigned from the board of SAA's chosen equity partner, the Takatso consortium, citing concerns about a lack of communication and the consortium's ability to raise enough money.... 


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World’s carbon dioxide hotspots pinpointed by Al Gore-backed climate project
9th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

A consortium of dozens of research nonprofits on Wednesday launched a free online platform that details greenhouse gas emissions around the world across 20 economic sectors. Climate Trace, which... 


Air passenger traffic continued a strong recovery in September
8th November 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Air passenger traffic continued a strong recovery during September, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the global representative body for the airline... 


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... 


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