Air transport is a key industry, and SAA has a big impact, says industry body

2019-12-06 05:00

There is a high level of co-dependence across SA's aviation industry, with SAA playing a big role, says the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

Unabridged birth certificates: SA 'own goals' not over despite latest waiver

2019-11-11 16:31

Research by BDO estimates that SA lost about R10bn per year since 2015 due to the requirement for unabridged birth certificates.

China is not Africa's new 'coloniser' - political economist

2019-10-20 13:05

The battle between the US and China will also play out in the African arena, but this need not be negative for the continent, according to a political economist.

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.


African airlines must focus on safety, costs and more - industry leader

2019-11-16 13:29

There are four things the African aviation industry needs to focus on, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Don't copy US, Europe - give SA customers what they want, say airline CEOs

2019-10-25 19:15

Focus on what consumers actually want instead of trying to copy US and European aviation liberation models, say the CEOs of Comair and Flysafair..

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.

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