Airlines mum ahead of closed-door talks on Boeing's grounded Max

2019-05-22 20:53

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.

Falling confidence hits African airlines' international business

2019-05-12 06:00

The upward trend in African airlines' international passenger travel demand has softened since mid-2018, according to the International Air Transport Association.

African airlines improve accident rate

2019-02-21 13:16

For a third consecutive year, airlines in sub-Saharan Africa experienced zero fatalities in jet operations, says the International Air Transport Association.

African air freight demand decreases

2019-01-08 17:02

African airlines saw freight demand decrease in November 2018, according to data released by the International Air Transport Association.

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.

Mauritius should continue to focus on aviation as strategic enabler - IATA

2018-09-19 21:57

The International Air Transport Association has called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of economic and social development.

Star Alliance confident that SAA will pull through

2018-06-13 15:39

Although South African Airways has challenges, its global airline partner alliance, Star Alliance, is confident that the airline will manage to pull through.

'I wouldn't characterise it as state capture' - CEO Jarana on SAA

2018-06-12 14:09

More work must be done to clean up business at SAA – but he will not go as far as to call the airline's problems state capture, CEO Vuyani Jarana has told Fin24.

Stop putting power banks, spare batteries in checked luggage, warns IATA

2018-06-07 05:15

Many passengers are carrying prohibited items in their checked baggage, with power banks and spare batteries carrying higher risk, says the International Air Transport Association.

Africa's airport tender processes 'lack transparency'

2018-06-04 11:45

African airport tender processes tend to lack transparency, says a director at the International Air Transport Association.

 

Aviation supports 6.2 million jobs in Africa

2019-05-18 18:45

The aviation industry supports $55.8bn of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs in Africa, according to the International Air Transport Association.

SA aviation 'punching below its weight' - IATA

2019-04-27 10:04

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.

Airbus achieves new commercial aircraft delivery record

2019-01-13 14:13

Airbus has delivered 800 commercial aircraft to 93 customers in 2018, meeting its full year delivery guidance and setting a new company record.

African airlines expected to report $300m net loss in 2019 - Iata

2018-12-12 22:04

African airlines are expected to report a $300m net loss in 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association.

African airlines post 2nd fastest growth rate

2018-10-01 18:22

African airlines posted the second fastest growth rate in the world in August, according to a report issued by the International Air Transport Association.

3 major areas of job growth expected in aviation industry - IATA report

2018-08-21 07:43

More than 73% of respondents in a survey by the International Air Transport Association expect three major areas of job growth in the aviation industry.

EyesOpen campaign aimed at human trafficking in the aviation industry

2018-06-13 09:20

The International Air Transport Association is is mobilising the global airline industry in the fight against human trafficking.

Regulation, infrastructure trip up African airlines - Iata

2018-06-12 13:47

African airlines continue their very slow emergence from a low point in 2014 when they made a collective $900m loss, says Iata.

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.

Unlocking economic, social benefits of aviation critical for Africa

2018-06-03 18:45

The International Air Transport Association and the African Airline Association signed a memorandum of understanding to unlock the economic and social benefits of aviation for Africa's development.

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