Executive Summary

Sep 2019
PROSPECTS
South African Airways continues to struggle financially

2019 saw South Africa Airways (SAA) continue to struggle to meet its financial commitments to its debtors. This continues to put pressure on the government of South Africa, which is partially funding the national flag carrier through subsidies, with the airline having continuously requested bail outs.

Low cost carriers registers strong growth in a low-income country

Low costs carriers remained the fastest growing category in airlines in 2019 and this is set to remain the predominant sales trend in airlines throughout the forecast period. Low cost carriers continue to outperform other airlines categories in term of passenger numbers and revenue growth as the no-frills, budget-oriented approach of low cost carriers appeals to the many price-sensitive consumers among South Africa’s population.

Air traffic expands through Cape Town airport

During 2019, Cape Town international Airport finalised its new partnership agreement with Newark Liberty International airport in New Jersey, which serves New York City. This involved the launch of the first direct flights between Cape Town and New York, to be operated by United Airlines.

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Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Airlines industry in South Africa with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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The Airlines in South Africa market research report includes:

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Airlines in South Africa - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

South African Airways continues to struggle financially
Low cost carriers registers strong growth in a low-income country
Air traffic expands through Cape Town airport

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Airlines Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 2 Airlines Online Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 3 Airlines: Passengers Carried 2014-2019
Table 4 Airlines NBO Company Shares: % Value 2015-2019
Table 5 Charter Airlines Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2019
Table 6 Low Cost Carriers Airlines Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2019
Table 7 Scheduled Airlines Brands by Key Performance Indicators 2019
Table 8 Forecast Airlines Sales: Value 2019-2024
Table 9 Forecast Airlines Online Sales: Value 2019-2024

Travel in South Africa - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Better connections and economic improvements boost growth in travel
Instagram and influencers to play a more important role
South Africa Airways seeks collaborations to trade itself out of trouble
Car rental faces competition from disruptive app-based peer-to-peer platforms
Mixed fortunes but solid growth lie ahead for travel in South Africa

SWOT

Summary 1 Destination South Africa: SWOT

MARKET DATA

Table 10 Annual Leave: Volume 2014-2019
Table 11 Travellers by Age: Number of People 2014-2019
Table 12 Seasonality: Number of People 2014-2019
Table 13 Leisure Outbound Demographics: Number of Trips 2014-2019
Table 14 Other Transport Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 15 Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2014-2019
Table 16 Forecast Other Transport Sales: Value 2019-2024
Table 17 Forecast Other Transport Online Sales: Value 2019-2024
Table 18 Activities: Value 2014-2019
Table 19 Forecast Activities: Value 2019-2024

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources