Articles Tagged ‘JNB’
Domestic traffic in South Africa is currently back at the levels of which previous year? International traffic after a period of decline has shown recent signs of growth at Johannesburg. But what about in Cape Town?
How has South African air traffic demand been affected by the global events of the last 12 months? We reveal the latest monthly traffic trends, by airport and market segment.
Over 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!
Domestic traffic growth in South Africa has ground to a halt. In July it was down 12% at JNB alone. International traffic is still growing but slowing. Last year’s record of 36 million passengers through all the airports may be tough to beat this year.
The grounding of Nationwide Airlines at the end of last year appears to have had a measurable impact on both the South African domestic and international markets. Traffic at Johannesburg airport grew by 12% last year as the airport handled more than 19 million passengers. But, it has had a quiet start to 2008 with international traffic outperforming domestic.