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  • Rail

Rail Zimbabwe National Rail National Railways of Zimbabwe: under construction

A consortium DIDG/Transnet has been awareded a tender in August 2017 for the revival of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) operations.

However, as there was a "lack of progress" the governement's cabinet had taken the decision to revoke the US $ 400 Million recapitalisation deal. The Zimbabwean governement is of the opinion that the d… read more

  • Flights

Nigeria Air Peace Air Peace commences Abuja-Warri-Abuja flights

The development of domestic services in Nigeria, the second largest economy on the African continent, continues: Air Peace announced last week the kick-off its Abuja-Warri-Abuja flights as part of the airline's strategy to boost seamless connections to Nigerians. The new services will be offered on a daily basis. Air Peace'read more

  • Flights
  • Beyond Africa

Germany Hahn Air Hahn Air partners with 40 new airlines in 2020

Hahn AIR has contracted 40 new partners all over the world to use their sales- and ticketing facilities.

17 of the new partners will be using the product HR-169 and hence have entered into an interline agreement with Hahn Air. The remaining 23 carriers are taking advantage of the products H1-Air or X1-Air for airlines that are looki… read more

  • Beyond Africa

USA Jet Blue JetBlue carbon neutral by July 202

JetBlue Airways said they will become the first U.S. airline to commit to offsetting its emissions from all of its domestic flights in order to be carbon neutral by July 2020.

JetBlue Airways follows the example of UK low cost carrier EasyJet, which announced in November 2019 that it would become carbon neutr… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Carnival Cruise Carnival's "Mardi Gras" delayed

A couple of ship builders had problems to deliver in time. This time Carnical Cruises is affected.

The "Mardi Gras" was supoosed to be deliverd on the 31st of August 2020; however, now it has been confirmed the ship will be only delivered on November 14th. As a result, eight trips had the be cancelled. All affected clients have been… read more

  • Cruise

Mauritius Mauritius: New cruise terminal under construction

Cruises are more and more important for sea facing countries in Africa. Mauritius, being a cruise destination (even to exchange passengers) since years saw itself forced to invest into new infrastructure.

The Mauritius Port Authority is currently building a 7,500 sq meter new cruise terminal at the Port Louis harbour. The cap… read more

  • Flights

SouthAfrica SAA SAA achieved high punctuality ranking

Global on time performance (OTP) for airlines is measured every year. SAA South African Airways has made it in 2019 into a top position of this ranking.

IATA considers all arrivals and departures within a time frame of 15 minutes versus schedule as punctual. As per this benchmark, SAA permormed an OTP of almost 86% across its netwo… read more

  • Flights

Nigeria IBOM Air Ibom Air to expand fleet

The Akwa Ibom State Government (Nigeria, owner of the airline) has acquired two new aircraft for Ibom Airlines to make a total of five aircraft owned by the state. The chairman of Ibom Air, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), said during a press conference with newsmen in Uyo (Nigeria) that the new aircraft would reach the fleet most li… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Carnival Corp Carnival Corporation with four new ships in 2020

The Carnival Corporation, owner of a couple of global cruise ship brands, will bring four new ships into operations in 2020.

Ships leaving the shipbuilding yards in 2020 are Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises, Iona for P&O Cruises in the UK, Mardi Gras for Carnival Cr… read more

  • Accomodation
  • Beyond Africa

Hotels Prizeotel No more cash payments in hotels?

prizeotel is a small budget hotel chain in Germany. prizeotel has announced they will not accept cash tp pay their invoices any longer.

A reason for this, prizeotel said the the collection and banking of cash was too expensive versus card payments. Is this a trend?

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