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.

SA aviation needs to inspire confidence - expert

2016-06-02 17:05

SA aviation's most pressing issue is sustainability and the need to inspire long-term confidence, says Airlines Association of Southern Africa CEO Chris Zweigenthal.

Challenges facing the aviation industry

2015-10-11 16:40

From protectionism of national airlines to remaining sustainable and a call to work together, airline bosses air their views on the aviation industry during a discussion.

Intense rivalry not doing SA aviation a favour - expert

2015-10-10 07:15

Unprecedented animosity levels are affecting SA aviation while frequent leadership change at local airlines is another negative factor, says an industry expert.

No proof visa rules slowing child trafficking - Iata

2015-10-09 15:56

SA's new visa rules are having an adverse impact on the tourism industry without proof that they are helping to end child trafficking, says an aviation body.

 

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.

State obstacles impact slack SA airline demand

2015-10-13 14:28

While airlines in the rest of the world are seeing rebounding growth, most African airlines remain stuck in an on average 0.8% per passenger profit margin band.

No price war, just good business model – Safair CEO

2015-10-11 11:11

The secret to FlySafair's low prices is attributed to its business model being different from competitors, according to parent company Safair’s CEO Elmar Conradie.

Aviation cannot thrive without tourism - minister

2015-10-09 18:00

Aviation is an essential catalyst for the tourism industry and the two industries are mutually dependent, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Dipuo Peters: Africa must remove shackles from aviation

2015-10-09 12:51

Africa countries can gain social and economic benefits by liberalising aviation and opening their skies, says Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters.

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