Articles Tagged ‘JNB’

Airlink, newly independent, now Africa’s second-largest airline

Airlink, newly independent, now Africa’s second-largest airline

Airlink, now disassociated from South African Airways, is pushing ahead. It has 63 routes and almost 1.2 million seats this summer.

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Bumper route launches in the run up to Christmas 2020

Air Canada begins Toronto – Doha, American launches TWO routes from Daytona Beach, Wizz Air starts Gibraltar, and MANY more.

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg

Nigeria’s Air Peace began Lagos to Johannesburg on 17 December. It has no direct competition until South African resumes it from 1 February. 


Uganda Airlines; where may make sense for its A330-800s?

Uganda Airlines; where may make sense for its A330-800s?

While CRJ-900s are the backbone of Uganda Airlines’ fleet, its two A330-800s will arrive shortly. We explore could be served given traffic and fares.

United Airlines' big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

United Airlines’ big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

As United Airlines unveils multiple new routes, as it redeploys 2021 capacity from Europe, we explore them and the US – India and US – Africa markets.   

TAAG Angola Airlines connects Lagos with Luanda

TAAG Angola Airlines connects Lagos with Luanda

TAAG Angola Airlines launches twice-weekly Luanda to Lagos flights on 16 December.


United Airlines launches Newark to Cape Town route

United Airlines launches Newark to Cape Town route

United Airlines adds its first South African connection with a three-weekly Newark to Cape Town service.

Fastjet launches Johannesburg flights from Bulawayo; operates six routes in W19

Fastjet launches Johannesburg flights from Bulawayo; operates six routes in W19

Fastjet commences 11-weekly flights between Bulawayo and Johannesburg; its second Zimbabwe – South Africa connection.

South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

With job cuts and unpaid wages by South African Airways – and the airline on the brink, again – James Davis looks at what went wrong.


Aurigny announces two new routes, returns to inter-island service between Jersey and Guernsey

Aurigny announces two new routes, returns to inter-island service between Jersey and Guernsey

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Aurigny announces two new routes for S19, including its return on inter-island flights between Guernsey and Jersey, Cork confirms four new routes with Ryanair for W19/20, plus more news from Johannesburg Airport.

Madagascar capacity jumps 33% over past 10 years; domestic routes lead growth in 2018; Mauritius top international destination

Madagascar capacity jumps 33% over past 10 years; domestic routes lead growth in 2018; Mauritius top international destination

There were 2.11 million two-way seats available on all flights serving Madagascar in 2018, up 8.9% on the previous year. The African Island nation has seen a 33% boost in available seats over the past 10 years, with four consecutive years of growth since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at recent network trends.

Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Previously overshadowed by Cape Town and Johannesburg – despite serving South Africa’s second largest city – Durban has seen a rapid increase in passenger numbers since 2014. James Davis investigates the underlying seasonality trends and developments behind the airport’s recent growth, and analyses the top airlines and routes serving this coastal city.