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Civil Aviation

IATA urges African governments to promote air connectivity

Aircraft at OR Tambo International.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, sustainable and efficient air connectivity.


Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

An Ethiopian Airlines aircraft.Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets.


SAA considers getting strategic equity partner

An SAA A320.The Department of Public Enterprises is considering the possibility of introducing a strategic equity partner for South African Airways (SAA), says the Parliamentary Communication Services.


Home Affairs seeks legal advice to enforce Fireblade court order

Fireblade Aviation.Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says there is no policy framework that can enable the department to formalise an arrangement to enable Fireblade Aviation to have immigration services at the VVIP terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.


Closing SAA could collapse public finance

SAA closureSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa said closing down struggling state-owned South African Airways (SAA) could collapse the country’s public finances as government would have to service its debts immediately.

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