Articles Tagged ‘South African Airways’
Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand
Cape Town Airport handled 10.7 million passengers in 2017, representing a 6.1% increase compared to 2016 and a significant 24% rise since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at the factors driving this growth and identifies the airport’s main network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest airline operators, and top domestic and […]
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.
Air Algérie seat capacity up 7.5% in 12 months; Budapest and Porto among new destinations; 31% of traffic flown on domestic routes
Air Algérie is the national airline of Algeria, operating to destinations across Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Its biggest airport operation is Algiers, with the capital airport occupying 34% of the airline’s weekly seat capacity. We take a closer look at the carrier’s development and growth in recent years.
East London is South Africa’s fastest growing airport; 39.7 million passengers in 2016; traffic up five million in four years
Having seen demand surge by almost 20% in 2016, East London is South Africa’s fastest growing airport. We take a closer look at the developments of the nation’s other large airports during the past few years, and delve deeper to see how the nation’s international sector has developed.
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
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 […]
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
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
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]