Articles Tagged ‘South African Airways’

Airbus and Boeing end 2016 with record month; Airbus passes 100+ unit deliveries for a single month; Lufthansa welcomes its first A350

Airbus and Boeing end 2016 with record month; Airbus passes 100+ unit deliveries for a single month; Lufthansa welcomes its first A350

During December Boeing and Airbus distributed 178 aircraft, over 12% of both companies’ combined delivery total for 2016. This was the first time in recent history that both had delivered 170+ aircraft in a given month. December was also the first month that one of the manufactures past 100+ unit deliveries.

Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo while Boeing further strengthens its lead in the 2016 delivery race

Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo while Boeing further strengthens its lead in the 2016 delivery race

In November Boeing handed over 64 aircraft to its customers. With Airbus only managing to deliver 61, the US manufacturer increased the lead it has over its European counterpart in the 2016 delivery race to 104 units. Overall in the 11-month period to the end-November, both companies combined have distributed 1,258 aircraft, three units fewer […]

easyJet opens bases at Barcelona and Venice Marco Polo airports

easyJet opens bases at Barcelona and Venice Marco Polo airports

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, London Gatwick unveils the latest part of its €2.6 billion transformation, while Thai AirAsia announces its next international service from Bangkok Don Mueang. More news also from St Petersburg and Abuja airports.


Senegal capacity up 5.2%; Ghana and Togo markets gained; Turkey pledges to help complete construction of the country’s newest airport

Senegal capacity up 5.2%; Ghana and Togo markets gained; Turkey pledges to help complete construction of the country’s newest airport

This winter Senegal has connections to 24 country markets, the same as in W14/15. However, a shake-up in the markets served has changed, with two being dropped and replaced. anna.aero takes a closer look at the country market shift as well as Turkey’s investment into the country’s brand new Blaise Diagne Airport which will serve […]

Côte d’Ivoire's Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market

Côte d’Ivoire’s Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market

After sending a one-off A380 service to Abidjan early last year, Air France now operates three of its seven weekly flights with the aircraft type on the route between its Paris CDG base and the Côte d’Ivoire airport. anna.aero has taken a close look to see how other airlines have developed their operations to the country over the past 12 months, […]

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.


South African Airways' three main airports are reporting an average decline in capacity of 7%

South African Airways’ three main airports are reporting an average decline in capacity of 7%

Having recently launched services from Accra to Washington Dulles, Ghana’s capital has witnessed South African Airways increase seat capacity to the airport by 45%. However, the opposite is occurring at the rest of the airline’s top 12 airports. anna.aero looks to see how capacity has changed over the past 12 months ahead of September’s World […]

South-west Pacific wins its first Arch of Triumph in 2015

South-west Pacific wins its first Arch of Triumph in 2015

This week, the global inter-regional competition became a five-horse race when South-west Pacific entered the battle with its first victory of 2015. Find out which airport in the ocean continent saw off just two challengers this week one from the hub serving the capital of the most powerful nation on earth and one from regional […]

South African Airways adds flights from Accra to Washington

South African Airways adds flights from Accra to Washington

South African Airways begins new four times weekly service from the capital of Ghana to Washington Dulles – a service that originates in Johannesburg.


Flights down 5.8% and ASKs down 13% between Asia and Africa; Hong Kong-Johannesburg is #1 city pair

Flights down 5.8% and ASKs down 13% between Asia and Africa; Hong Kong-Johannesburg is #1 city pair

The relationship between Asia and Africa has grown considerably in recent years as both regions are becoming more actively engaged economically. As air services have become extremely significant for the development of the two regions, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between Asia and Africa.

Vote for the best of 17 Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part I

Vote for the best of 17 Fire Truck Water Arches; S15 Launches Part I

Airport firefighters around the world want the ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate on their wall more than a new pool table or indeed a new volleyball net. To have that achievement endorsed by the ‘public’ will make them ecstatic. If you want your airport’s fire station to have this accolade – get tweeting and mobilise your […]

South African Airways touches down at Abu Dhabi

South African Airways touches down at Abu Dhabi

South African Airways starts new route from Johannesburg to Abu Dhabi with daily flights, a sector already flown by Etihad Airways’ daily departures.