About World AirNews

Africa’s Oldest & Largest Circulating Aviation News Magazine

About Us

READERSHIP DETAILS

World AirNews is Africa’s oldest and widest-circulating aviation news journal, now entering its 49th year of publication.

Regular readers include

  • Senior executives

  • Chief pilots

  • Fleet captains

  • Purchasing officers

  • Engineers of national airlines

  • Commuter airlines

  • Air taxi and charter operators

  • Civil airport authorities, by commerce and industry

  • Senior air force personnel

We find heads of state in many countries, ministers of transport and defence, corporate aircraft owners, pilots and cabin crew, in fact, people in all walks of life who are interested, or directly involved, in the aviation industry. Our readership is wide.

The full e-magazine is available for downloading here.

SALES – DIGITAL AND PRINT

In January 2021 World Airnews became a digital only publication as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect this virus had on aviation across the globe – grounding fleets and crew and effectively putting a stop to world travel in March 2021. As time goes on and aviation recovers we do plan to bring back a print version but this will – as always – be dependent on the advertising support we receive.

Embracing this new technology our digital or e-Magazine is available on desktop and mobile. Subscribers ( paid and free) receive an email notification each month and can read our latest news, features and articles.

The print readership survey statistics reflected below relate to one conducted when we were still printing copies and posting them out to the rest of Africa – although out dated it does make for an interesting read.

For more recent data about our current digital footprint – still in our infancy – please send us an email: heidi@airnews.co.za or joan@airnews.co.za

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Senior government officials including heads of state, ministers of transport & defence, and civil & military aviation authorities.
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Senior executives, upper and middle management, directors of airlines and associated companies.
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Aircrew including executives, directors, senior management, pilots/owners of corporate aircraft & airline personnel.
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Ground crew, air traffic controllers etc.
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Other categories, including enthusiasts, school children etc.

Subscriptions (both fully paid for or those sent by organisations to their members as a benefit of membership, account for 64% of the circulation; requested free controlled circulation from governments, the air force, airlines etc. account for a further 15%; counter sales about 21% and the balance are promotional.

World AirNews is the official aviation news journal of several aviation organisations such as the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) and is officially recognised by many others. It is the official media partner of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), and the East African Commercial Aviation Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and many others.

READERSHIP TRENDS

With the advent of the internet and the rise of digital magazines – the whole of Africa has opened up. No longer is World AirNews ruled by postal strikes or wars in different areas. We are now – more than ever – able to maintain an excellent aviation news presence in the whole of Africa. In fact over the past few years our digital database has grown to 26 972 and it is climbing! World AirNews continues to be well received by the aviation fraternity in Africa.

Analysis of our readership by country in Africa

Digital sent out every month Printed copy (airmail into Africa)
Algeria 67 3
Angola 98 5
Benin 26
Botswana 52 19
Burkina Faso 18
Burundi 93
Cabo Verde 52 2
Cameroon 18 4
Central African Republic (CAR) 59
Chad 7
Comoros 37 1
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 119 9
Congo, Republic of the 108 3
Cote d’Ivoire 56
Djibouti 7
Egypt 134 5
Equatorial Guinea 11
Eritrea 4
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) 18 8
Ethiopia 134 4
Gabon 67 3
Gambia 26 1
Ghana 37 7
Guinea 22
Guinea-Bissau 20
Kenya 452 68
Lesotho 7
Liberia 18
Libya 97 4
Madagascar 89 3
Malawi 37 5
Mali 89
Mauritania 14 2
Mauritius 49 5
Morocco 34 3
Mozambique 64 3
Namibia 334 2
Niger 11
Nigeria 138 16
Rwanda 97 2
Reunion Island 1
Sao Tome and Principe 11
Senegal 79 1
Seychelles 52 1
Sierra Leone 3
Somalia 15
South Africa 4236 1300
South Sudan 10
Sudan 25 2
Tanzania 134 8
Togo 19 1
Tunisia 34 1
Uganda 45 14
Zambia 52 10
Zimbabwe 119 4
Austria 1
Australia 4
Belguim 2
Bermuda 1
Brazil 7 4
Canada 11
Canary Islands 4
Chez Rep 3
Cypres 3
Dakar 1
England 65 4
Eritrea 3
France 52 1
Germany 4 1
Hong Kong 2
India 5
Iraq 1
Italy 5 6
Lome 1
Malay 1
Malta 10 5
Mogadushu 1
Netherlands 2 1
New Zealand 6 1
Portugal 1
Russia 14
Singapore 5
Slovak Republic 1
Spain 5
Cyprus 1
USA 45 52
UAE 5 3
Defence forces in Africa 24 bases with =/- 2000 readers 2000
Aeronauticalo Society new digital members 56 40
Digital 9979
print issue posted 1400
on sale in south africa 2900
4551 4300
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