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July 18, 2024
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In collaboration with the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), we have tracked South Africa’s air traffic over several years.  The model lists up to three-quarters of the current calendar year.


  • South Africa, like many markets, has a V-shaped traffic recovery.
  • Page 2 shows a surge in traffic at CPT, the code for Cape Town, and DUR, the code for Durban.  JNB (Johannesburg) shows a relative decline.
  • Page 4 shows Durban with the highest number of passengers/flights. Durban and Cape Town are prime local vacation markets, and traffic peaks during the December holidays.
  • Page 5 shows an interesting data point for international traffic – 2023 departures exceed arrivals for JNB and DUR – perhaps indicating emigration.
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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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