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IATA, BIAL Collaborate to improve airport processes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in various areas of airport operations, including security, passenger...

African imports hard hit

In need of some positive news after the poor start of 2016, the air cargo business picked up in June, with worldwide chargeable weight improving by 2.7% year-over-year (YoY). The uptick in June was largely caused by a strong showing of...
Fly Blue Crane

Fly Blue Crane chooses BidAir Cargo

Regional airline, Fly Blue Crane, has appointed BidAir Cargo to provide its cargo management services. Flying since September 2015, Fly Blue Crane links Bloemfontein and Kimberley with Johannesburg and Cape Town. It will in the coming months also...
FAW Harrismith

African air cargo volumes inch up

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released global air freight data showing that demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) slowed in May with growth falling to 0.9% year-on-year. African carriers saw freight growth in May...
Air cargo

Another slow month for air cargo

In line with most of the views on our industry for the year 2016, the month of May was another disappointment. Air cargo can hardly be expected to grow when world trade is in a slump: this month, year-over-year (YoY) volume growth was limited to...
Air cargo

Air cargo volumes show signs of improvement

The month of March 2016 offered some hope of a change for the better in a few of the world’s air cargo markets. Although year-on-year (YoY) volumes dropped by 0.9% worldwide, the flows from Asia Pacific to Europe and the Middle East & South...
East African airlines

ATNS identifies African aviation barriers

Two primary barriers are inhibiting growth of African air travel: physical infrastructure (airports and fleets) and safety. This is according to Jeoff Motshoba, executive: air traffic management/ communications, navigation and surveillance at Air...
fastjet World Travel Awards

Pan African carrier scoops award

fastjet has won Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Award at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards held in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The globally recognised World Travel Awards set out to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key...
Guinea Bisau airport

CMEC to build Guinea-Bissau airport

The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) will build a new international airport in Guinea-Bissau, under a memorandum of understanding signed at the weekend in Bissau. The memorandum signed with Guinea-Bissau’s government includes other...