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GPS devices are critical to air travel. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)
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Cape Town - The airline industry in Africa is still punching well below its weight - at around the breakeven band on average - and is not able to match the industry's global performance, according to Chris Zweigenthal, CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (Aasa).

This is despite Africa's airline industry being expected to show a moderately improved performance.

"We can again ask the question: Do we just battle along, accepting our lot, or do we cast a vision for a prosperous and positive future?" Zweigenthal asked at the opening of Aasa's 46th annual general assembly taking place in Swakopmund, hosted by Air Namibia and SA Express.

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