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South Africa continues to invest in ATM upgrades, even as growth rates are slashed

25-Feb-2009

ATNS, South Africa's air navigation service provider (ANSP), continues to invest in the development of the national ATM system to prepare for an expected influx of traffic associated with next year’s FIFA World Cup. The near term outlook however remains bleak as traffic rates contract as the local economy weakens. But Africa – as a whole – may look forward to better growth rates in 2009 than most other regions. [1393 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Surface surveillance systems at Cape Town and Johannesburg airports
  • Downturn in aircraft movements
  • African international traffic holds up better than most regions as economic crisis deepens
  • Premium demand also holding up
  • South African ANSP aims for 800,000 aircraft movement by end of decade
  • Retaining staff a core challenge
  • Safety improves across Africa

Graphs and data:

  • Johannesburg OR Tambo and Cape Town airports annual aircraft movements growth (% change year-on-year): 2004 to 2008
  • Johannesburg OR Tambo and Cape Town airports annual aircraft movements (thousands): 2004 to 2008
  • Johannesburg OR and Cape Town airports monthly aircraft movements Growth & change year-on-year): Jan-07 to Jan-09
  • Africa vs Industry international passenger traffic (RPKs) growth (% change-year-on-year): Jan-08 to Dec-08
  • Africa vs Industry international passenger capacity (ASKs) growth (% change-year-on-year): Jan-08 to Dec-08
  • Africa vs Industry international passenger load factors (%) (% change-year-on-year): Jan-08 to Dec-08
  • African airport passenger numbers growth (% change year-on-year): Jan-08 to Dec-08
  • IATA premium traffic by region (% change year-on-year): Dec-08
  • IATA premium traffic by region (% change year-on-year): 12 months ended Dec-08
  • ATNS annual revenues (ZAR): 2005 to 2008 (years ended 31 March)
  • IATA members' western-built jet hull losses per million sectors: 2005 to 2008
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