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Survey: Passengers confident in air travel safety, continue to support mask-wearing

The International Air Transport Association's latest passenger survey has found that most travellers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near term. However, a majority have been found to be frustrated with the "hassle factor" around...

22 Jul 2021

Airlink expands intra-Africa network, launches new Johannesburg-Entebbe service

Flights on the route will operate four times a week, connecting with Airlink's domestic and regional network to and from various Southern African destinations...

9 Jun 2021

Increased air travel digitalisation needed for sector restart, IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (Covid-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other Covid-19 measures...

27 May 2021

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport

Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

By Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

By Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market

The International Air Transport Association training course will be offered free of charge for those who register before 23 February...

10 Feb 2021

Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November

According to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director-general and CEO, this is because governments responded to new outbreaks with even more severe travel restrictions and quarantine measures...

11 Jan 2021

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design...

By Antonio J Torija Martinez 23 Dec 2020

Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

"We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed."

18 Dec 2020

Airlink launches new non-stop flights between CPT, Harare

Airlink will launch a new non-stop service between Cape Town and Harare from 18 January 2021, as part of its latest series of new and resumed routes across its Southern African network.

18 Dec 2020

Health digitises Covid-19 screening at ports

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany supports the demands of numerous international associations and companies for an immediate termination of the current blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic...

9 Dec 2020

Governments urged to follow global guidelines on crew testing

The International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Recovery Task Force guidelines to exempt crews from Covid-19 testing that is applied to air travellers...

8 Dec 2020



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