Airlines across the globe could be bankrupt by May, warns industry body

2020-03-16 21:55

By the end of May 2020 numerous airlines across the globe could be bankrupt, according to an analysis by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation.

Coronavirus restrictions will likely hit air cargo industry too - aviation body

2020-02-08 20:45

Uncertainty and restrictions due to the coronavirus are expected to create another challenging year for the air cargo industry, says an industry body CEO.

Aviation: Carbon emissions per passenger down 50% - IATA

2019-12-28 18:02

The International Air Transport Association recently published information confirming that carbon emissions per passenger have declined by more than 50% since 1990.

African airlines set to make almost R3bn loss in 2020

2019-12-12 06:00

African airlines continue to suffer due to high costs and are projected to show a loss of $200m next year, according to the International Air Transport Association.

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.

Zimbabwe owes airlines $196m in trapped funds, says authority

2019-07-10 16:12

Zimbabwe owes airlines about $196m that’s stuck in the country due to a shortage of hard currency, according to the International Air Transport Association.

'The more people connected through flying, the greater the benefits' - CEO

2019-06-17 13:57

Increasing protectionism or isolating political agendas threaten to compromise the value the global aviation industry creates, the CEO of the International Air Transport Association warned.

Jobs, money from extra direct Cape Town flights - expert

2019-06-15 11:03

Every single extra aircraft that lands in Cape Town means more jobs and additional funds for the region, an aviation consultant tells Fin24.

'All you need is your face': Here's how paperless travel could look in future

2019-06-14 06:00

Barriers to travel are holding back growth, explains an expert of the International Air Transport Association.

How airlines are dealing with 6.1m tonnes of cabin waste per year

2019-06-11 07:45

In 2018 airlines generated an estimated total of about 6.1m tonnes of cabin waste, of which between 20% and 30% was untouched food and drink, according to the International Air Transport Association.


Airlines seeing double-digit declines on coronavirus outbreak - industry body CEO

2020-03-07 09:30

The coronavirus outbreak is a global crisis is testing the resilience of the airline industry, warns the CEO of the International Air Transport Association.

While African aviation flies high, South Africa burdened by slow growth, SAA struggles

2020-01-21 06:00

While the South African aviation sector has faced its share of hurdles - not least the uncertainty around the future of flag carrier SAA - the rest of Africa has seen a strong performance, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Iata launches new cargo handling programme

2019-12-28 17:51

It is estimated 360 000 days per year are wasted annually on redundant cargo handling audits, according to IATA.

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.

3 reforms that will maximize aviation benefits in SA - report

2019-07-13 08:00

In 2017, 20.9 million passenger journeys were made to, from and within South Africa, with aviation and tourism representing US$9.4bn in gross value added.

New tech to improve air passengers' flying experience - industry

2019-06-17 19:20

With air passengers expected to double by 2037, the aviation industry is looking to leverage off new technology and ideas to ease the burden of the transition for airlines.

Slowing demand, rising costs squeezing airline profits - report

2019-06-15 16:29

Slowing demand and rising costs are squeezing airline profits, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association.

Biometrics are the future in travel - if the industry can coordinate, warns CEO

2019-06-15 08:00

A fragmented approach to using biometric tech in aviation and travel means it might not reach its full potential, warns the CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Airlines battling drunk, smoking, violent passengers

2019-06-12 13:16

The International Air Transport Association says it is concerned about a growing trend of unruly passenger incidents, which is becoming more frequent and more severe.

Privatising airports no magic solution – aviation CEO

2019-06-05 22:08

Privatising airports due to lack of funds for infrastructure development is not a “magic solution” for African governments, cautions the CEO of the International Air Transport Association.

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