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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...

Nigeria to close capital’s airport for six weeks from 8 March

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Nigeria plans to close the airport in the capital Abuja for six weeks from 8 March to repair its runway, the aviation...

World airlines expected to be profitable in 2017, except for Africa

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion while...

Nigerian aviation authority says domestic airlines not set to close

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Nigeria's aviation authority on Thursday rejected suggestions that some of the country's airlines were set to close after two carriers suspended flights...

Domestic flights in Nigeria disrupted by fuel shortage

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Fuel shortages have caused an increase in cancellations and delays to internal flights in Nigeria over the last few days, a spokesman...

Southern African airline industry facing crisis – AASA

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Southern African airlines are battling slackening demand and the evaporation of already slender profit margins in a reflection of lacklustre economic growth...

Low-cost airlines confront national carriers in Africa

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Before Fastjet launched low-cost flights between Harare and Dar es Salaam last year, Zimbabwean businessman Jonathan Jabangwe had to brave a hair-raising,...

New U.N. site for flights in conflict zones issues warnings on...

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A new United Nations website distributing warnings about risks to aircraft in conflict zones issued its first advisories on Wednesday, for countries...

Regional airlines suspend Baghdad flights after airplane shooting

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Airlines from at least three countries suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane operated by budget carrier Dubai...

Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

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Global airlines body IATA has called on the U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the...

UN agency to launch plan for warning airlines of risks in...

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The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks...

Airlines to push for independent guidance on airspace safety after Ukraine...

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Global airlines will push to get "neutral information" on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday's meeting of...

Airlines turning to Iris recognition technology

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Iris recognition systems have seen an increased usage in many industries and have been used with many new applications. One such application...

Airlines brace for heavy Europe crisis impact

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Airlines worldwide face over US$8 billion in losses next year if Europe's politicians fail to get to grips with the region's debt...

IATA urges cooperation on the use of aviation biofuel

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A third of the airline industry's operating costs go to fuel, making the use of environmentally friendly, safe aviation biofuel a priority,...

Rwanda tourism revenues climb, eyed by airlines

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Rwanda's tourism revenues in the eight months to August rose 32 percent against the previous year to $173 million and a growing...

Airlines warn of trade row over EU carbon plan

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The European Union faces a trade clash over its plans to curb emissions from aviation, European airlines said. The latest flare-up in rhetoric...

Aviation bearing the brunt of carbon taxes

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The aviation sector is facing difficult times ahead as certain countries, including South Africa, push to implement carbon taxes on aircraft. From...

Airline shares fall as investors expect fall slowdown

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Shares of major U.S. airlines fell to one-year lows on uncertainty over the economy and expectations that travel will slow down in...

Airlines won’t gouge passengers during World Cup: Motlanthe (updated)

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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has sought to assure visitors that they will not be ripped off by airline companies during the World...

ACSA not yet considering full-body scanners

South Africans travelling through local airports are not likely to be subjected to "virtual strip searches" using full-body scanners any time soon,...

African airline industry has room for growth: Godongwana

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Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Enoch Godongwana says there is plenty of potential to expand the aviation industry in Africa. Speaking at the launch...