Articles Tagged ‘South Africa trends’
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?
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?
Established 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?
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.
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.
Another country expecting a travel boost from a major sporting event (though not until 2010) is South Africa. Traffic here is focussed at three main airports. South African Airways (SAA) is coming under increasing pressure from LCCs so it launched its own, Mango. On the biggest domestic routes passengers now have a choice of six airlines.
South Africa’s main airport at Johannesburg is maintaining 15% growth in 2007. Thanks to LCCs domestic traffic is growing at nearly 20% but international traffic is also up over 10%. LCCs now provide 35% of domestic scheduled capacity as SAA’s market share has fallen below 50%. We also look at who the leading international airlines are.
South 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!