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L AASA News / 2022
- August 6. SA aviation sector pays higher charges and faces more stringent regulations than sister countries
- July 18. How will Africa increase air cargo market share as recovery gears up?
- July 14. AASA CEO expecting more partnerships between African airlines
- July 14. AASA CEO: Cost of launching international services a major challenge for African airlines
- July 12. ACSA launches new mobile airport app
- July 12. South Africa's DFFE releases final promulgation of Aviation Tariffs for 2022/23 - 2024/25
- July 12. Watchdog looks to tackle sky-high airline ticket prices
- July 4. South Africa's Department of Home Affairs release revised Advance Passenger Processing (APP) Guide for Airlines (Version 13) effective June 2022
- July 1. Air Transport News (ATN) interviews AASA's CEO, Aaron Munetsi
- June 23. You can now fly around SA without a mask – and airlines expect that will make some uncomfortable
- June 23. South Africa ready to host events again, after remaining Covid-19 regulations scrapped
- June 22. SA tourism and hospitality welcome 'long overdue' move to scrap Covid-19 regulations
- June 22. IT’S OFFICIAL: Face masks are gone, border checks and gatherings ban dropped in SA
- June 17. Southern African airlines in Catch-22 as costs rise amid fragile demand
L / 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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