Battle for talent as over-40s dominate aviation industry - expert

2019-10-18 21:27

Significant jobs growth is forecast in the aviation industry, but the challenge will be finding and nurturing new talent, Vees Lochan, chief operating officer of the Airline Association of Southern Africa said on Friday.

Unabridged birth certificate requirement expected to be completely scrapped for foreigners - as soon as this week

2019-10-14 05:00

Tourism authorities say government should make an announcement as soon as this week.

Boeing crash raises serious questions on certification in Africa - aviation official

2019-10-11 21:27

The tragic loss of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX this March raised serious questions – including about certification in Africa,says the CEO of the Airline Association of Southern Africa.

SA aviation leader honoured with lifetime award

2019-04-26 20:01

Airlines Association of Southern African CEO Chris Zweigenthal was honoured with the 2019 Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Award in recognition of his contribution to the air transport industry.

How opening Africa's air travel could lead to jobs, GDP boom

2018-10-14 16:00

Restrictive visa regimes flourish in Africa and it is easier for Europeans to travel around Africa than it is for Africans themselves, says an aviation expert. But research shows that if any 12 key markets in Africa had open air services, an additional $1.3bn would be added to the GDP of those countries.

Governments should play part in financing airline security - ASAA CEO

2018-06-06 17:29

Airlines' focus on security comes at a huge cost and raises the issue of governments' role in covering expenses, says Chris Zweigenthal, CEO of the Airline Association of Southern Africa.

Building human capital crucial for airlines – expert

2017-10-14 08:00

The aviation industry in Africa must look at safety, increased connectivity, smarter regulation and fixing airlines’ financial health to attract the talent, says an expert.

Without skills, SA airlines face calamitous future - AASA CEO

2017-10-13 19:16

The demand for air transport to, from and within Africa is expected to double over the next 20 years, requiring more than 1 000 new aircraft in the combined African fleet.

'More checks and roadblocks' this holiday season - AA

2016-11-25 07:04

The Automobile Association urges all motorists to remember that alcohol and driving do not mix, and that alternatives are available to drivers who want to drink at festive end-of-year parties.

Important for African aviation to develop, retain skills

2016-10-21 17:31

The development and retention of skills is a priority for the airline industry in Africa, says the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

 

African airlines have allowed foreign firms to 'eat their lunch' – acting SAA CEO

2019-10-16 14:11

African airlines allowed foreign ones to “eat their lunch,” says Zuks Ramasia, acting CEO of SAA..

'It seems I am always on standby' – acting SAA chief

2019-10-12 10:24

It has been a tough period for airlines in southern Africa and the rest of the continent, acting SAA CEO Zuks Ramasia said on Friday.

Low-cost airlines can boost SA economy - aviation official

2019-10-11 12:44

Low-cost airlines can be a booster for SA's economy, creating jobs and fostering skills development, according to Airline Association of Southern Africa CEO Chris Zweigenthal.

African countries still hesitant about open skies – expert

2019-04-26 09:29

Some African countries are still hesitant about having a Single African Air Transport Market agreement, says the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

What Southern African airlines need to compete - expert

2018-10-12 21:34

Airlines in Southern Africa are expected to report a collective loss of $300m this year, estimates the Airline Association of Southern Africa.

Not just challenges in African aviation - CEO

2018-05-23 14:41

Challenges continue to confront the aviation industry in Africa, but there are also opportunities, says the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

SA trying to grow economy with Uno engine in Ferrari body - expert

2017-10-13 21:15

The South African economy is like a car with a Ferrari body but an Uno engine, says Thabi Leoka of Argon Asset Management.

Aviation sector pivotal for economic growth, jobs - Zikalala

2017-10-13 11:43

The aviation sector is pivotally important to drive economic growth and job creation, says KwaZulu-Natal tourism MEC Sihle Zikalala.

Aviation execs focus on new carbon offset mechanism

2016-10-21 17:45

Executives in the Southern African aviation industry are discussing the ramifications of a newly-approved global carbon offset mechanism for international aviation.

African aviation 'trapped in its own bubble'

2016-10-21 16:03

The airline industry in Africa is still punching well below its weight and is not able to match the global performance, says the CEO of a regional industry body.

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