Articles Tagged ‘Johannesburg’

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?

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?


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?

South Africa welcomes the world! Month-long football tournament will boost air traffic; United Kingdom still leading foreign market but UAE closing fast

South Africa welcomes the world! Month-long football tournament will boost air traffic; United Kingdom still leading foreign market but UAE closing fast

The FIFA World Cup is up and running with everyone still in with a chance. But what about recent trends in air travel demand to, from and within South Africa? What impact have LCCs had on the domestic market?

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?