Articles Tagged ‘JNB’

Johannesburg sees international traffic pass eight million in 2011; Cape Town adds non-stops to Paris and Zurich

Johannesburg sees international traffic pass eight million in 2011; Cape Town adds non-stops to Paris and Zurich

South Africa’s airport traffic grew in 2011, but did it set a new record? How has international traffic developed following the hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2010? Which airlines have started new scheduled services in Johannesburg and Cape Town during 2011?

South African Airways launches new route to Pointe Noire in the Congo

South African Airways launches new route to Pointe Noire in the Congo

South African Airways now flies from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to Pointe Noire, the second-largest city in the Republic of the Congo.

South African Airways launches new route to Bujumbura and Kigali

South African Airways launches new route to Bujumbura and Kigali

South African Airways now flies from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport to Bujumbura in Burundi and Kigali in Rwanda.


Velvet Sky launches new route from Johannesburg to Polokwane

Velvet Sky launches new route from Johannesburg to Polokwane

Velvet Sky opens its sixth domestic South African route to the northern city of Polokwane, formerly Pietersburg.

Precision Air launches new route from Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Precision Air launches new route from Dar Es Salaam to Johannesburg

Precision Air enters the South Africa market by launching flights to Johannesburg from its Dar es Salaam home in Tanzania.

Domestic issues in Egypt and Tunisia appear to be impacting Morocco's tourism; Arik Air capacity up 28%

Domestic issues in Egypt and Tunisia appear to be impacting Morocco’s tourism; Arik Air capacity up 28%

North Africa has seen its fair share of political upheaval this year, which is not good for the region’s important in-bound tourism. But which countries, airlines and airports in Africa have been growing fastest during the last year based on scheduled capacity analysis?


New airline routes launched (12 - 18 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (12 – 18 April 2011)

The world’s airlines are again busy, having launched 93 routes in the last week. Ryanair contributes with 46 of them, but the rest were launched in all corners of the world. Which low-cost airline launched a new base? Which airline added a new South American country market to its network and which airline became the […]

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]

FIFA World Cup helps Johannesburg set new international record in 2010; domestic traffic still 13% down on 2007 peak

FIFA World Cup helps Johannesburg set new international record in 2010; domestic traffic still 13% down on 2007 peak

Finally, a major global sporting event that had a measurable (positive) impact on air travel demand. Last year’s football World Cup was good news for Johannesburg, especially in June. But which carriers started year-round scheduled services to South Africa’s busiest airport in 2010?


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 10 August - Monday 16 August):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 10 August – Monday 16 August):

Another relatively quiet week for new route launches. But we still have new routes involving airports in Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Mozambique, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, the USA and Vietnam.

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 8 June - Monday 14 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 8 June – Monday 14 June):

The United States dominated the world’s route launches this week, which is detailed in our top story, but a major political breakthrough for flights between Taiwan and mainland China resulted in three airlines launching the same route. The total of 65 new routes involved 60 airports in the US, followed by Germany, China, Spain, the […]