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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 about $196m that’s stuck in the country due to a shortage of hard currency, according to the International Air Transport Association.
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.
Every single extra aircraft that lands in Cape Town means more jobs and additional funds for the region, an aviation consultant tells Fin24.
Barriers to travel are holding back growth, explains an expert of the International Air Transport Association.
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.
Improved cargo scanning means there has been a shift in how wildlife is being smuggled on planes, says a senior executive at the International Air Transport Association.
The sudden resignation of SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana came as quite a surprise to industry insiders who were disappointed to hear the news.
Executives from some of the world's largest airlines will gather for a private meeting Thursday to discuss Boeing's 737 Max at the same time global regulators convene as well.
The upward trend in African airlines' international passenger travel demand has softened since mid-2018, according to the International Air Transport Association.
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.
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 and rising costs are squeezing airline profits, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association.
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.
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 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.
Improving safety should be the top priority for the aviation industry in Africa, says the regional representative of the International Air Transport Association.
Aviation safety is always a top priority and the numbers categorically show that flying is safe, says the CEO of the International Air Transport Association.
The aviation industry supports $55.8bn of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs in Africa, according to the International Air Transport Association.
If the process of creating open skies for aviation in Africa is delayed because individual countries just sit and wait for each other to start implementing the process first, then aviation on the continent will be at risk of falling behind, says an expert.
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