10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

1 day ago

In 'airports of the future,' everything new is old again

As massive new airports open across Asia and the Middle East, US airports are enhancing security checkpoints with technological gadgets to screen passengers and luggage more quickly...

By Janet Bednarek 18 Jan 2019

Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto, in partnership with SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service e-kiosks at Entebbe Airport, Uganda...

15 Jan 2019

Ethiopian Airlines now fully on-board with mobile self-check-in initiative

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the full implementation of the International Air Transport Association's Self Check-in Initiative, which enables its customers to check-in using their mobile device, avoiding queues at the airport...

9 Jan 2019

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

SAA announces extra flights between Ghana and the US

Due to increased demand, South African Airways (SAA) has expanded its non-stop service between Ghana and the US...

3 Jan 2019

Air Tanzania first African-based operator to take delivery of the Airbus A220

Air Tanzania becomes the fifth airline globally with an A220 family aircraft...

21 Dec 2018

Africa receives 5% of international arrivals

Africa's travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016...

By Josephine Wawira 20 Dec 2018

Durban's international air connectivity set to improve

According to research released by Dube TradePort, tourism into markets where airlines establish direct flights historically experience a 30%-40% growth within the first year of the route's establishment...

19 Dec 2018

O.R Tambo boosts safety, security for festive travellers

According to O. R. Tambo International Airport's general manager, Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, the airport's community is gearing up for the busiest time of the year to help an anticipated four-million passengers get their holiday travels underway...

13 Dec 2018

IATA records healthy growth of 6.3% for global passenger demand

"October's healthy performance is reassuring after the slower demand growth in September-some of which was attributable to weather-related disruptions. However, the bigger picture is that traffic growth has moderated compared to earlier in the year."

7 Dec 2018

Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route

Lufthansa has added the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route, with its flight landing in Cape Town on Sunday, 2 December 2018...

3 Dec 2018

Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?

At the moment, Africa's aviation industry supports 6.8 million jobs and $72.5bn in economic activity, however, this has had little or no impact on the rates of these airlines...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 29 Nov 2018

Governments urged to unlock Africa's aviation's benefits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation...

27 Nov 2018

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