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Rwanda concludes agreement for new Bugesera Airport

With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region...

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Nairobi to land Sh4.6m per person luxury flight

A Hong Kong-based airline operator plans to launch a Sh4.6m-a-ticket luxury flight to Nairobi targeting Asia's super-rich keen on sampling Kenya's prime holiday destinations...

By Brian Ngugi 2 days ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?
Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming...

By Susanne Becken 3 days ago

IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking
IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking

"Arriving without a bag is a very frustrating experience for our customers. Over the last decade, we have reduced mishandled baggage by 54% with improved processes. The next step is to realise the full benefits of baggage tracking..."

21 Jul 2017

Four tips to make your business travelling time productive
Four tips to make your business travelling time productive

Travelling for several hours at a time may be a part of your business life and while travelling for business is not a problem, being idle while travelling could be...

By Meet Morakhiya 20 Jul 2017

Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief
Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief

In a new and entertaining pre-flight safety video, British Airways spreads important safety messages, while boosting fund-raising for Flying Start - the charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief...

19 Jul 2017

Emirates, Flydubai collaborate to accelerate growth
Emirates, Flydubai collaborate to accelerate growth

Emirates and Flydubai have joined forces to leverage each other's network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth...

19 Jul 2017

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria
Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates...

17 Jul 2017

Air Seychelles introduces state-of-the-art passenger handling technology at home airport
Air Seychelles speeds up passenger processing with new state-of-the-art technology

The airline - which provides ground-handling services to airlines operating from Seychelles International Airport - is currently upgrading its technology to ensure a smooth travel experience every step of the way...

14 Jul 2017

Andrew Shelton, Managing Director, Cheapflights
Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

Look up! Because Kulula is at it again with Flying 102
Look up! Because Kulula is at it again with Flying 102

South Africa's quirky airline is at it again, encouraging all "original" plane spotters and kulula fans to look up and spot their sexy new aircraft paint design - Flying 102 - bringing ultimate swag to SA's skies...

13 Jul 2017

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High demand sees Fastjet bulk up Zimbabwean capacity

Fastjet will now operate more than 78 flights weekly on its Zimbabwean routes. The growth represents a doubling of current capacity in the Zimbabwean market...

12 Jul 2017

Austrian Airlines reintroduces Cape Town/Vienna service
Austrian Airlines reintroduces Cape Town/Vienna service

Austrian Airlines has announced it will be reintroducing two flights a week between Cape Town and Vienna on its winter schedule...

10 Jul 2017

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from US laptop ban
Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from US laptop ban

Qatar Airways announced that it has won exemption from a US ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub...

6 Jul 2017

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Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from US laptop ban

Emirates and Turkish Airlines has won exemption from a US ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from their Dubai and Istanbul hubs, the latest carriers after Abu Dhabi's Etihad to win a reprieve...

6 Jul 2017

South Africa is headed for carbon-neutral and solar-powered airports
South Africa is headed for carbon-neutral and solar-powered airports

Four of Africa's six airports that have received Level 1 Mapping for Airport Carbon Accreditation are proudly South African...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Jul 2017

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Electronic devices ban on flights from Abu Dhabi to US lifted

The electronic devices ban on flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States has been lifted following the successful validation of security measures at the US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi airport...

5 Jul 2017

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Qatar to allow residents of Seychelles visa-free travel

Qatar is giving residents of Seychelles visas on arrival as a result of negotiations with the Seychelles Foreign Affairs Department...

28 Jun 2017

Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 reveals top South African travel trends
Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 reveals top South African travel trends

Cheapflights has published its first analysis of the inbound and outbound travel trends for South Africa. The report aims to help travellers make good choices in their future travel plans and help industry players build profitable strategies...

28 Jun 2017

Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet
Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft...

22 Jun 2017

South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years
South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years

At this year's World Airline Awards run by aviation experts Skytrax, SAA won the Best Staff Service award as part of the highly acclaimed international awards held at the Paris Air Show...

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Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title
Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

21 Jun 2017

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Cape Town creates events buzz to battle the slow winter months

Organisations are working together to find ways such as putting together unique travel packages and events to attract visitors during the quieter winter months...

20 Jun 2017

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flydubai increases frequency to Tanzania with flights to Kilimanjaro

flydubai has announced that it will start flying to Kilimanjaro from 29 October 2017 with six flights a week, three of which are via a stop in Dar es Salaam...

19 Jun 2017

St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel
St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel

The government of St Helena has announced that Airlink was the preferred bidder to fly passengers between SA and the island. To meet an anticipated influx of tourists to the remote destination, Mantis is developing a luxury hotel...

19 Jun 2017

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Research reveals positive development in the African tourism sector

Through the partnership between WTM Africa and Euromonitor International, research divulged at the exhibition showed that key performance indicators revealed positive development in the travel sector of Africa...

15 Jun 2017

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Europe lifts ban on Mozambican airlines

After teams from the EU Air Safety Committee carried out an audit of the National Institute of Civil Aviation of Mozambique in February, the EASA has lifted the ban on Mozambican airlines from flying to Europe...

14 Jun 2017

Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?
Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?

It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft...

14 Jun 2017

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched
New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

CNN has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling...

13 Jun 2017

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