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  • Cruise

Cruise Aida Costa and AIDA Cruises cancel Dubai itineraries until February

Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises have cancelled the next two cruises aboard their Dubai-based ships Costa Firenze and AIDAbella. Costa Firenze was meant to depart the Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal on Saturday evening, while AIDAbella was meant to depart Sunday, both on week long roundtrip cruises in the Arabian Gulf.

Instead, both read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Carnival Corp Carnival Horizon gets new livery and upgrades during emergency drydock

Carnival Horizon has returned to service in the Caribbean out of Miami after completing an emergency drydock in Italy to fix a propulsion issue. Carnival Horizon was pulled from service on December 5th, 2021 due to technical issues that impacted her top cruising speed, but has now returned to Miami.

Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Li… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Nigeria Nanta NANTA calls for downward review of Covid test, knocks IATA

There has been complaints from passengers of the challenges they have to grapple with in accessing the international travel portal to get their travel permit, QR code, make payments etc to enable them travel.

In this interview, President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, NANTA, Mrs. Susan Akporiaye speaks on these challenge… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA WorldFlight Why has South Africa had so many short-lived airlines?

Over the last three decades, there has been an abundance of South African airlines that have ceased operations. Some veterans have become a thing of the past, while many newcomers have also stopped flying in such a short period of aviation history.

A major shift

In the early 1990s, South Africa’s government went through a nota… read more

  • Italy ITA The Alitalia brand will fly again in March

    The Alitalia brand will return to the skies after a few months of interruption, while ITA Airways in the first two and a half months of activity closed with an EBIT of -170 million euros.

    ITA Airways, the public company that took the place of Alitalia and bought the historic brand for 90 million euros last October, will reviv… read more

    • Cruise

    Cruise Cruise Cruise ships in UAE in for rough weather as strong winds whip Arabian Gulf

    The five cruise ships homeporting in Dubai for the winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf are in for a rough weekend with swells exceeding 11 feet offshore due to a strong sandstorm.

    While MSC Virtuosa and Mein Schiff 6 will spend Friday night alongside at the Dubai Cruise Terminal, AIDAbella is cruising at sea and Costaread more

    • Rail

    Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo DRC’s First Deep-Sea Port

    In December 2021, DP World and the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed the final agreement to develop Banana Port. The conclusion of the Collaboration Agreement follows the signing of a term sheet earlier in 2021, between DP World and the DRC Government, which summarized the agreed amendments to the initial contract signed in 2… read more

    • Flights

    QATAR Airways Qatar Airways viewpoint on Airbus A350 surface degradation issue

    On 20 January 2022, Qatar Airways, through the legal proceedings against Airbus in the Technology & Construction division of the High Court in England, sought an expedited hearing of a preliminary issue to address its “serious and legitimate safety concerns” regarding the surface degradation condition adversely impacread more

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