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Articles Tagged ‘SAA’

South African Airways continues to cut capacity as future remains uncertain; SA Airlink sees double-digit growth as SA Express shrinks

South African Airways continues to cut capacity as future remains uncertain; SA Airlink sees double-digit growth as SA Express shrinks

South African Airways in FY2016 carried 6.92 million passengers with an average load factor of 74%. However, South Africa’s national carrier is in turmoil at the moment with regards to its future. We look to see how the carrier has adjusted its network in recent years to maintain its operation so far.  

SAA’s LCC Mango set to start ninth domestic route

SAA’s LCC Mango set to start ninth domestic route

Launched by South African Airways in late 2006, Mango has grown steadily from four to 12 aircraft. We look at what competition the airline faces on its route network and how growth has accelerated in recent years.

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.


Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five

Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five

As if celebrations for the more than 100 routes that have been launched around the world last week wasn’t enough, airlines and airports have found more reasons to celebrate. Which low-cost airline passed the 50-millionth passenger mark with a huge “gracias!” painted on one of its aircraft? Which European airport celebrated 60 years of SAA […]

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?

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?


1time opens second international route; currently largest LCC in South Africa

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisEstablished over five years ago, 1time is currently the biggest LCC in South Africa. What competition does it face on its domestic network and which destination has become its second international service? And what characteristics does the airline share with Allegiant in the US?

Johannesburg handled 18.4 million passengers in 2008; domestic demand now down 15-20%

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsHow 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.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 27 June – Friday 3 July):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThis week we counted over 80 new routes launches including 18 from Ryanair. But there are also new routes from the likes of Aeroflot, AirAsia X, airBaltic, Andalus, clickair, Continental, Danubewings, Delta/Northwest, easyJet, firefly, flybe, Mahan Air, Norwegian, Southwest, Tiger Airways, Transaero, US Airways, Volaris, Widerøe, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.


New routes launched during the last fortnight
(Saturday 4 April – Friday 17 April)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 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!

LCC competition boosts domestic traffic growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSouth African aviation is dominated by Johannesburg Airport and South African Airways. But how has the emergence of LCCs helped stimulate the domestic market? How is the domestic market split between carriers? Is international traffic growing as quickly as domestic traffic? We show you the numbers!