Articles Tagged ‘Johannesburg’

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.   

fastjet to start two new routes from Zimbabwe this July

fastjet to start two new routes from Zimbabwe this July

With fastjet starting Victoria Falls to Bulawayo & Nelspruit from 6 July, we look the carrier’s turbulent development. It’s now focused on just 2 countries.


FlySafair announces Durban – Johannesburg Lanseria from 1 June

FlySafair announces Durban – Johannesburg Lanseria from 1 June

FlySafair to begin a 28-weekly service between Durban – Johannesburg Lanseria, replacing Mango; we take a look at the market development of this airport-pair.

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.

Three new carriers add spice to domestic market in South Africa; FlySafair, Skywise and Fly Blue Crane face challenging times

Three new carriers add spice to domestic market in South Africa; FlySafair, Skywise and Fly Blue Crane face challenging times

Competing against South African Airways and Comair’s two local airlines will be challenging for the new entrants. Passenger numbers are up 3.9% at the country’s three biggest airports in the first half of 2015. UAE still top country market.


SAA, Mango, British Airways and kulula.com take advantage of 1time's demise; international traffic up 5% in 2013

SAA, Mango, British Airways and kulula.com take advantage of 1time’s demise; international traffic up 5% in 2013

The disappearance of 1time from the South African aviation market has resulted in a decline in domestic passenger numbers, and leaves domestic passengers with a choice of four airlines, owned by just two companies. The good news is that international traffic is up 5% at the country’s main international gateway.

Congolese start-up Korongo Airlines launches operations

Congolese start-up Korongo Airlines launches operations

Brussels Airlines has tried to set-up a joint-venture airline in the Congo for years and finally, it is reality. But which routes is Korongo Airlines operating and with what types of aircraft? And which strong business with a great interest in these air services is Brussels Airlines’ partner?

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?