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Reduced losses but continued pain for airline industry in 2021 –...

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021. This is an improvement on the estimated net...

Airlines set to lose $157 billion amid worsening slump – IATA

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Airlines are on course to lose a total $157 billion this year and next, their main global body warned on Tuesday, further downgrading its...

Impact of COVID-19 on African aviation and economies is worsening –...

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new data indicating that the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s aviation industry and economies has worsened...

Airlines refund row escalates

Global airlines warn 25 million jobs across the world could be at risk from the coronavirus air travel downturn and held out against refunds...

Lengthy recovery period for airlines post coronavirus

International seat capacity dropped by 80% from a year ago and half the world’s airplanes are in storage, new data shows, suggesting the aviation...

Airlines face deeper revenue hit from COVID-19

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has updated its analysis of the revenue impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global air transport industry....

IATA calls for urgent emergency support for African, Middle Eastern airlines

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide emergency support to airlines as they...

Airlines seek billions in government support – IATA

Global airlines need to up to $200 billion of government support to help survive the coronavirus crisis, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. Issuing...

Coronavirus cash crunch for airlines and airports

As Boeing and other US aviation companies angle for billions in assistance, airlines and airport operators globally are suspending dividends, selling airplanes and flying...

African airlines face multi-million dollar coronavirus hit

Coronavirus disruption could cost African airlines $40 million in revenue this year, a global industry body said, a potentially devastating hit to often struggling...

Air transport a major contributor to SA economy but more could...

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The air transport sector supports 472 000 jobs in South Africa and contributes $9.4 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but more could...

Global airlines slash profit forecast on protectionism fears

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Global airlines slashed a widely watched industry profit forecast by 21% on Sunday as an expanding trade war and higher oil prices compound worries...

Airlines call on SADC governments to remove blockages slowing economic growth

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Airline industry leaders and government officials have met to discuss responses to an array of pressures threatening the competitiveness and sustainability of...

Shake up in African aviation stresses profitability

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Economic liberalisation, giving African consumers wider choices and cheaper goods and services through greater competition, is taking its time in the commercial...

Ethiopian Airlines seeking stake in Eritrean Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines is in talks for a stake in Eritrean Airlines and a study will be conducted to determine the size of...

Airlines warned against complacency after dream safety run

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Global airlines, coming off a record-low accident rate in 2017, need to guard against complacency over safety as heavy growth in travel...

Boeing forecasts continued growth for Africa

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Boeing predicts that African carriers will need 1 220 new airliners to meet 5.9% annual commercial airline growth between 2017 and 2036....

Airlines, flight schools try to lure pilots with cheaper – or...

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In 2014, Danny Perna found himself caught up in the global shortage of pilots that has vexed airlines from China to the...

Southern African airlines face crippling skills shortage

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Airlines in southern Africa will face a potentially crippling shortage of skills and failure to hit employee transformation targets if governments do...

Climate change may hinder aircraft takeoffs in years ahead

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Extreme heat over the next several decades will make it more difficult for full planes to get off the ground, requiring airlines...

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