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New Saudi airline plan takes aim at Emirates, Qatar Airways

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Saudi Arabia plans to target international transit passenger traffic with its new national airline, going head-to-head with Gulf giants Emirates and Qatar Airways and...

More than half of world’s airline pilots no longer flying –...

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More than half of the world’s airline pilots are no longer flying for a living amid the plunge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Airlines heading for $84 billion loss this year: IATA

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Airlines are set to lose $84 billion as the coronavirus pandemic reduces revenue by half to mark the worst year in the sector’s history,...

Airlines cutting profit forecasts

Airline profits are on course to fall faster than expected in 2019 as trade wars hit global commerce and broader confidence, the industry’s main...

IATA urges African governments to promote air connectivity

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by...

Nigeria national airline plans on hold

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Nigeria suspended its plan to relaunch its national airline, a junior aviation minister said. Government planned to launch the prestige project in December...

Nigeria planning national airline

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Nigeria has appointed advisers to help it set up a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure -- currently seen as a...

Airlines increase efforts to tackle cyber security

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The aviation industry is stepping up efforts to enlist coordinated international support in the battle against the threats posed to airlines and...

FlySafair is back; to fly in mid-October

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South Africa's newest low cost airline, FlySafair, will take to the skies by mid-October, after having been granted its domestic scheduled passenger...

Budget airline 1time files for liquidation

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Low cost airline 1time on Friday filed for liquidation and cancelled its flights, after pulling the plug on a rescue plan. It...

1time “in distress”

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JSE-listed low-cost airline 1time has applied to the High Court for protection against its creditors after its board yesterday decided the company's...

New board, make-over for SA Express

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Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced a new board of directors for state-owned airline South African Express (SAX), while urging the...

Velvet Sky goes into liquidation

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Grounded airline Velvet Sky has been placed under provisional liquidation, after a ruling by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday. Trade union...

EasyJet founder plans low cost West African airline

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The founder of low cost carrier EasyJet, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is planning to invest US$500 million in a low cost airline headquartered in...

Ghana’s Starbow acquires more BAe 146 passenger jets

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Starbow has finalised the lease agreement for two more BAe 146 passenger jets, which will double its fleet to four of the...

China bans its airlines from joining EU emissions scheme

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The Chinese government said today that it has barred its airlines from joining a European Union scheme to charge for carbon emissions...

New skies beckon elsewhere in Africa for low-cost rivals

Intense competition in the domestic aviation industry and the lure of higher growth rates elsewhere in Africa are prompting local carriers to...

African airlines to jointly purchase fuel

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Nine airlines that are part of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) have launched a programme to jointly purchase fuel in an attempt...

Zimbabwe scrambles for plane seized over $1.2 mln

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Zimbabwe's state-owned airline was scrambling for cash to secure the release of a plane seized in London by a U.S firm over...

Saudi aviation sector changes could help speed up airline sale

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Saudi King Abdullah ordered the establishment of an independent civil aviation authority and put its head in charge of the board of...

180 aircraft needed for South African airlines over next 20 years...

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South African airlines will require 183 aircraft worth US$29 billion over the next twenty years, Airbus has predicted in its latest Global...

1time CEO resigns; airline posts loss

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Glenn Orsmond, CEO and co-founder of low cost airline 1time, has resigned after heading the company for eight years. Orsmond's resignation was revealed...

Passenger traffic gets a boost but freight continues to stagnate: IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says passenger travel was up 5.9% up in July this year over the same month in...

South Sudan gets new airline

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A new airline, Southern Star, has been launched in South Sudan. The airline has taken delivery of its first aircraft, a Bombardier...

Africa West cargo airline leases second DC9 freighter

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Africa West has leased a second DC9 freighter, as part of the cargo airline's expansion plans that involve growing its scheduled destinations...

1time Airline set to provide pilots with iPad as an electronic...

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1time will become the first airline in Africa and only the third airline in the world after Alaska Airlines and American Airlines,...

Airlines gain from slow but steady global recovery-IATA

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the global economy is recovering more slowly than expected, but is inching upward based on...

SACAA introduces new penalty system

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it will be implementing a monetary penalty system against those who transgress...

“Phantom regulator” to cost SA dear: Bisignani

The airport economic regulator that is mandated to determine the tariffs of both the Airports Company SA (ACSA) and the Air Traffic...

African air travel up: IATA

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The International Air Transport Association says African passenger demand was up 13.6% year-on-year in March, with load factors growing to 67.4% for...

Volcano market impact moves far beyond airlines

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The impact of Europe's volcano flight shutdown moved beyond airlines, rippling through food and energy producers and by delaying an IMF-EU meeting...

Airlines climbing out of recession: IATA

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Airlines, including those in Africa, are climbing out of recession with further strong increases for passenger travel and freight in February, industry...

Optimism takes wing in airline industry

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has halved its forecast loss for the global airline industry to US$2.8 billion due to a...

African airline fortunes pickup

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Passenger demand in Africa grew 6.3% in January this year aided by an economic recovery. But demand is still about 2% down...

Competition Tribunal looks at Lanseria

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The Competition Tribunal says it has received and is processing a claim from low-cost airline 1time against rival Comair about the...

SAA revives technical unit strategic partner search

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State airline South African Airways (SAA) has published a request for bids (RFB) for consultants to advise it on the restructuring options...

IATA, US, EU talk airline security

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Governments rather than airlines should pay for measures to step up security in the wake of last month's failed attempt to blow...

Airline Security: Gentle solutions to a vexing problem

U.S. President Barack Obama outlined a set of new policies Jan. 7 in response to the Dec. 25, 2009 Northwest Airlines bombing...

More SA Airlink Jetstreams may fly soon: CAA

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says more of the 14 SA Airlink-operated BAE Systems Jetstream 4100 turboprop regional airliners grounded...

Aviation sector on track for World Cup

Transport minister Sibusiso Ndebele says in general he is satisfied with the level of preparedness of the aviation sector to help deliver...

The Christmas Day airliner attack and the intelligence process

As is well known, a Nigerian national named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to destroy a passenger aircraft traveling from Amsterdam to Detroit...

IATA ask for reason in air safety quest

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Transportation Security Administration (TSA)...

IATA welcomes Copenhagen

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the Copenhagen climate accord as an important step in the right direction for combating...

ACSA in IATA “Hall of Shame”

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The Airports Company SA (ACSA) has been inducted into the air transport industry's Hall of Shame for proposing a 132.9% increase fees,...

IATA: $5.6 billion loss expected in 2010

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its financial outlook for 2010 to an expected $5.6 billion global net loss, larger...

OR Tambo ready for 2010

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OR Tambo International Airport is ready for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. Airport management says workers have a R5 billion upgrade...

SITA signs $26.7m pax self-service deal in Kenya

Aviation information technology specialist SITA has a won a ten year, US$26.7 million agreement with the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for a...

IATA talks climate

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has repeated its call for a global sectoral approach for aviation and climate change under the...