Articles Tagged ‘South Africa’

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.

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. 

Boeing 747-400s: top airlines and routes in this decade

Boeing 747-400s: top airlines and routes in this decade

With multiple airlines retiring Boeing 747-400s, we look at the type’s top operators and routes globally this decade. Which are in and which aren’t?


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.   

South African Airways to end; true independence & clean balance sheet crucial for new airline

South African Airways to end; true independence & clean balance sheet crucial for new airline

With South African’s bailouts, multiple CEOs, & no real changes, its country share has reduced to just 25%. With a new carrier due, we look at what’s what.

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.

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

Buoyed by rising trade and 1 million+ Chinese in Africa, over 2.5 million people flew between China and Africa in 2018. Guangzhou is the leading gateway, with one-third of passengers, while Egypt is the most-demanded country. 14 routes operate to the continent, but 8 in 10 passengers connect on the way. anna.aero explores this growing […]

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

Qatar Airways stretched its lead over Emirates and Etihad Airways in terms of destinations served between peak S17 and peak S18. anna.aero reveals which routes have been added and dropped by the MEB3 carriers since summer 2017, plus the fastest growing destination markets across the trio’s networks.


Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

There are 2.56 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Zambia in 2018, a 4.2% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the African nation’s commercial air traffic trends over the past 10 years, including domestic and international market share and the biggest airlines and country markets.

Brazil sees seat slowdown; capacity stagnant in 2017, Colombia is fastest growing international market

Brazil sees seat slowdown; capacity stagnant in 2017, Colombia is fastest growing international market

There were 142.30 million two-way seats serving Brazilian airports in 2017, representing a very marginal 0.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines some of the main trends taking shape in the South American market over the past 10 years, including international and domestic growth rates.

Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.