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.

Comair recognised as a top employer

2018-10-09 14:47

SA aviation group Comair has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in employee conditions.

Why African governments must stop seeing aviation as an elite sector - report

2018-10-03 11:25

Governments in Africa must alter their historical view of aviation as a specialised or elite sector and begin to see it as a strategic asset, says a new report.

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.

Emirates denies plans to take over Etihad

2018-09-20 18:42

Dubai's Emirates Airline has denied reports it is in talks to acquire struggling Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad.

Qatar Airways files $69m loss amid Gulf crisis

2018-09-18 20:55

Qatar Airways has posted a net loss of over $69m in the year to March 2018, blaming the "illegal blockade" against Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of countries.

Comair launches tech joint venture

2018-09-13 17:51

Continuing its diversification, Comair has entered a joint venture with an IT company and acquired a leadership development consultancy firm.

SAA will need a long runway to take off

2018-08-19 06:03

Although the national airline has long had its wings clipped, Thabang Motsohi is confident that regimented management could restore it to its former glory.

SA Express can take off again - with only 2 aircraft

2018-07-26 15:53

The South African Civil Aviation Authority has reinstated SA Express’ Air Operator Certificate, clearing the airline for the resumption of operations.

SAA denies talks about investment by other airlines

2018-07-24 13:18

The cash-strapped national carrier has confirmed, however, that it has started searching for a strategic equity partner.


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.

SA flight route among top 10 busiest in the world - report

2018-10-02 19:49

With 31 914 flights in 2017, the route between Cape Town and Johannesburg was the 9th busiest between two airports in the world last year.

No decisions yet on disposal of assets - SAA

2018-09-26 17:40

There have been no decisions made about disposing of any SAA entities in order to help the embattled state-owned airline, SAA claims.

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.

Comair flies high after efficiency strategy pays off

2018-09-18 19:08

Comair CEO Erik Venter talks to Fin24 about the record earnings for the financial year ended June 30 2018, despite challenging trade conditions.

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.

BnP Capital boss will hand over documents relating to SAA deal - OUTA

2018-08-03 10:32

The former CEO of BnP Capital has agreed to hand over documents relating to a deal with SAA, says OUTA.

WATCH: Major US airlines bow to Chinese pressure

2018-07-25 14:13

The three biggest US airlines changed how they refer to self-ruled Taiwan on their websites in an effort to avoid Chinese penalties by a Wednesday deadline.

Comair signs $160m agreement with CFM International

2018-07-17 15:42

SA's private domestic airline operator Comair has signed a Rate Per Flight Hour agreement with CFM International to support its fleet of 16 CFM56-7B engines.

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