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Title: The impact of International air transport agreements on airline operations in Southern Africa
Authors: Steyn, JN 
Mhlanga, Oswald 
Keywords: Tourism;Airline operations;International agreements
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Volume
Abstract: International travel and tourism depends to a large extent on air travel and transport. The reliability and dependability of carriers to perform consistently is therefore of critical importance to the travel and tourism industry. The unscheduled termination of airline services caused by problems in the internal environment and developments in the external operational environment has proven to be extremely disruptive to business travellers and holiday-makers alike. Operating airlines in southern Africa has proved to be fraught with difficulties resulting in several airlines terminating their services after short periods of operation. This article focuses on international agreements generated in the external environment and their impacts on airline operations in the region. From the study it is clear that the international agreements created opportunities for airlines to enter the southern African market, but that their ability to survive financially are seriously threatened by a multitude of managerial and operational constraints. Competition with national carriers and government’s ability to manage and control the implementation process of air transport agreements’ has significantly impacted airline operations and profitability.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/5899
ISSN: 2223-814X
Appears in Collections:BUS - Journal Articles (DHET subsidised)

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