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Spotlight / 2022
- December 29. Operations at O.R. Tambo Airport return to normal
- December 28. Safair CEO Elmar Conradie, a charismatic leader committed to transparency in the workplace
- December 28. Systems in place to resolve flight delays at OR Tambo, says Minister Sisulu
- December 20. Airline Association on 2022 and the outlook for 2023: ‘We will approach the year with caution, hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst’
- December 20. Visa Exemption for holders of ordinary passports: Republic of Kenya
- December 13. Aviation experts, pilots raise concerns after SA air traffic control communication breakdown
- December 12. Is tourism the answer to rebuilding Africa’s aviation industry?
- December 12. [EVENT: AFRAA 54th AGA] Acing the Roadmap to Sustainable African Aviation
- December 9, African open skies on horizon
- December 2. Africa must industrialize: 10 key points that African leaders committed to at the just concluded summit on industrialization and economic diversification
- December 1. Africa's air cargo market contracts over 8%
- December 1. October Passenger Demand & Forward Bookings Signal Continuing Recovery
- November 30, Open Skies? Single African Air Transport Market Gains Momentum
- November 29, SARS just launched a new travel pass. It is voluntary – for now. Here's how it works.
News / 2022
L AASA PRESS RELEASE
AASA welcomes appointment of South Africa's new Air Services Councils
Councils are crucial for South Africa's air transport sector and the country's economic development
March 10, 2022. Johannesburg. The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) welcomes the appointment of South Africa’s new air services councils and calls on them to move swiftly to clear the 12 months backlog of licence applications and enable South Africa’s airlines to better connect the country with its markets.
AASA, which represents most of the airlines in the Southern African Development Community, has been working behind the scenes to encourage South Africa’s government to expedite the appointment of the new councils, both of which had become defunct in April 2021 when the terms of the previous councillors ended.
While we congratulate Cabinet on confirming the appointments of the new councillors, there is much work to be done and no time to rest. The absence of functioning councils for almost a year held back South Africa’s airlines and prevented them from providing the economic and social benefits that air connectivity provides by facilitating trade, tourism and travel. The councils’ resumption will be a great relief for South Africa’s travel and tourism sector as it seeks to rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions.
Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO
Under South African legislation, the International Air Services Council and its domestic counterpart, the Air Services Licencing Council, are required to consider applications and award or withdraw licences granted to South African-based airlines and operators of other commercial aviation services. Download this full news release [pdf]...
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