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May 18, 2020
Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s Minister for Public Enterprises, is staking his own credibility and that of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government on the creation of a new airline out of the…
May 12, 2020
Cape Town International has once again won the top spot as the best airport in Africa for the fifth consecutive time. The airport takes top honours in the prestigious Skytrax…
May 08, 2020
Airports in Nigeria will remain closed for an additional four weeks as part of the measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government said on Wednesday. The…
May 04, 2020
South Africa is seeking to create a new thriving national airline out of the ashes of its current state-owned carrier, which is technically insolvent and on the brink of being…
Apr 27, 2020
Rwanda’s RwandAir will cut the salaries of its lowest paid employees by 8% and by 65% for its top earners as it seeks to survive the coronavirus crisis, an internal…
Apr 25, 2020
African airlines could lose $6 billion in passenger revenue in 2020, the International Air Transport Association said, as flight restrictions due to the novel coronavirus hit the sector on the…
Apr 23, 2020
Air Mauritius has entered voluntary administration after coronavirus-related disruptions made it impossible for the airline to meet its financial obligations for the foreseeable future, its board said on Wednesday. Airlines…
Apr 21, 2020
Airlines have cut international capacity to just half a million seats a week from an average of 5.9 million before the coronavirus shut borders and decimated travel demand, according to…
Apr 20, 2020
South African Airways plans to lay off its entire workforce after failing to persuade the government to provide more financial aid, a move that threatens to ground the 86-year-old carrier…
The global economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic will be massive, with the International Monetary Fund forecasting the worst global recession since the 1929 Great Depression. In Africa, the epidemic…
Apr 15, 2020
Global airline passenger revenues will contract by $314 billion in 2020, a 55% plunge relative to the 2019 figure.   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Tuesday in Geneva…
Mar 26, 2020
Customs officials at Zimbabwe's biggest airport stopped reporting for work on Wednesday, fearing exposure to coronavirus and a lack of measures to prevent its spread, their union said. Zimbabwe has…
Mar 25, 2020
Aero Contractors on Tuesday suspended all their flights for two weeks, beginning from 26 March.   The Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Captain Ado Sanusi announced the decision in…
Mar 25, 2020
64 Ethiopians suffocated to death in a container that carried them illegally across the border between Malawi and the western Mozambican province of Tete, the independent television station STV reported…
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