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.

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.

Aviation safety in Africa continues to improve - Iata

2018-01-02 14:58

Aviation safety in Africa continued to improve over the past five years, research by the International Air Transport Association shows.

Disruptive innovation in aviation

2017-06-06 19:35

Innovation in aviation can be created with a specific intention and comes from looking at what customers value, where there is a need in the market place and how, through design, one can offer what a customer wants.

How African aviation trips itself up – expert

2017-06-06 13:35

African airlines typically lag the rest of the world in performance, despite the potential of its large population for growth in the aviation industry, says an economist.

SAA CEO wants to focus on human trafficking, cyber security

2017-06-06 09:56

South African Airways must help to create a greater awareness of the existence of human trafficking, says acting SAA CEO Musa Zwane.

‘Aviation security more important than ever’

2017-06-05 18:53

Security has never before been so important in the aviation industry, says Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association.

African airlines set to lose $500m in 2016

2016-06-03 06:37

It is hard for the airline industry to prosper during an economic downturn, and recent signs of a global slowdown is very worrying, says an aviation economist.


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.

Security, growth concerns damaging tourism - industry CEOs

2018-06-12 18:07

Security and sustainable growth are two of the biggest challenges to travel and tourism, says the CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

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.

4 threats to aviation security - Iata

2018-01-06 10:00

There are four threats and five challenges to aviation security, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Safety in African aviation in the spotlight

2017-06-07 12:32

Aviation in sub-Saharan Africa had its best performance within the last decade, with zero passenger fatalities and zero jet hull losses, according to data from the International Air Transport Association.

Three main challenges for air cargo in Africa

2017-06-06 17:00

The air cargo industry in Africa suffer from infrastructure challenges, especially on ground base, says Glyn Hughes, head of cargo at the International Air Transport Association.

Call for production of sustainable aviation fuel

2017-06-06 13:10

The International Air Transport Association has approved a resolution to call on governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels.

African airlines set to post $100m loss - Iata

2017-06-05 20:04

Although in general African airlines remain in the red, the state of their financial affairs has at least not deteriorated when compared to the performance in 2016, says the International Air Transport Association.

SAA CEO Musa Zwane implores govt to speak with one voice

2016-06-03 11:44

It is vital for the future of South African Airways that government starts speaking with one voice, says acting CEO Musa Zwane.

Call for global aviation carbon offset scheme

2016-06-02 18:30

Governments should adopt a single global carbon offset mechanism to address carbon emissions from international aviation, Iata proposes.

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