South Africa Air Transport Industry and Aviation Ground-Handling Services Industry Report 2021

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Dublin, Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Air Transport Industry and Aviation Ground-Handling Services in South Africa 2021" report has been added to's offering.

This report focuses on the air transport industry and aviation ground-handling services in South Africa including airlines, airports and an array of support services such as air traffic and navigation services and ground handling.

It includes comprehensive information on the size and state of the sector, air cargo, arrivals and departures, the aircraft register, airports, performance of major players and corporate actions.

There are profiles of 40 companies including airlines such as SAA and Comair, airport operator Airports Company South Africa, companies involved in aircraft leasing such as Global Aviation Operations and companies involved in ground handling such as Menzies Aviation and Swissport.

The Air Transport Industry and Aviation Ground-Handling Services in South Africa

The lockdown that started in March 2020 grounded thousands of aircraft globally and severed air service connections worldwide. Passenger departures from South African airports plunged by almost 80% in 2020 and revenues generated by the air transport industry and its value chain almost halved. Although the reopening of the skies has brought a measure of relief, aviation has been dealt a harder blow than most other sectors and is in crisis.

Passenger Transport

A substantial reduction in air travel left South Africa's air transport industry in financial crisis, resulting in liquidations and business rescues, staff layoffs, salary reductions, unpaid leave and retrenchments. Affected airlines included SAA and SA Express, which were already in financial crisis, Mango, and Comair. Companies finding opportunities in the crisis included FlySafair and CemAir, which extended their services and Lift, which started flying in December 2020.

Airports and Aviation Services

Revenue shortfalls are expected to delay the implementation of several airport infrastructure projects such as taxiways, aprons and terminal work at OR Tambo and the new realigned runway and upgrades to the international and domestic terminals at Cape Town. Operationally, 2020 was an extremely challenging year for airport operators and aviation service providers, including cargo handlers and ground handlers.

Key Topics Covered:


2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position


4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5.1. Coronavirus
5.2. Economic Environment
5.3. Government Interventions
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.5. Labour
5.6. Operating Costs
5.7. Safety and Security
5.8. Environmental Concerns
5.9. Cyclicality
5.10. Electricity Supply Constraints

6.1. Barriers to Entry




10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Companies Mentioned

  • Air France-KLM SA

  • Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Ltd

  • Airlink (Pty) Ltd

  • Airports Company South Africa SOC Ltd

  • Alitalia - Societa Aerea Italiana S.p.A.

  • British Airways PLC

  • C and G Air CC

  • Capital Air (Pty) Ltd

  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd

  • Cem Air (Pty) Ltd

  • Comair Ltd

  • Dellaria Leasing (Pty) Ltd

  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG

  • Emirates Group (The)

  • Etihad Airways PJSC

  • ExecuJet Aviation (Pty) Ltd

  • Fair Aviation (Pty) Ltd

  • Federal Airlines (Pty) Ltd

  • Global Aviation Operations (Pty) Ltd

  • Lanseria International Airport (Pty) Ltd

  • Mango Airlines SOC Ltd

  • Menzies Aviation (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

  • MH Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd

  • NAS Colossal Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd

  • National Airways Corporation (Pty) Ltd

  • Owenair (Pty) Ltd

  • Primkop Airport Management (Pty) Ltd

  • Qantas Airways Ltd

  • Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C.

  • S R S Aviation (Pty) Ltd

  • Safair Operations (Pty) Ltd

  • Singapore Airlines Ltd

  • Solenta Aviation (Pty) Ltd

  • South African Airways SOC Ltd

  • Swissport South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Turk Hava Yollari AO

  • United Charter Services (Pty) Ltd

  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd

  • Zenith Air CC

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