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  • Flights

UAE Emirates Tim Clark stated Emirates won’t retire a large number of Airbus A380

In an interview published today by Financial Times, Sir Tim Clark stated that Emirates plans to deploy all its aircraft in the summer of 2022 and won’t retire a large part of the airline’s 115 superjumbos, as some suggested last weekend citing sources close to the airline.

Speaking about the A380s, Clark said: “We’re … read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line plan to drop cruise ship buffet

Two of the world’s leading cruise companies, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, have indicated that they will resume cruises without the traditional cruise ship buffet, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of viruses.

In a virtual Coffee Chat call with Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President of Sales … read more

  • Flights

UAE Etihad Etihad Airways To Resume operations on July 17th

Expecting a “meaningful” return, Etihad Airways (EY) announced July 16 as the resumption date for regular passenger flights, according to its CEO, Tony Douglas. In an interview with CNN, Douglas said that these efforts were “small steps [taken] in a very controlled way” as a regular schedule during these times also meant there were… read more

  • Opinion

Mauritius Mauritius: "Our airline has been hijacked by a bunch of escaped lunatics”

With some major setbacks hitting the country in this lockdown period, Weekly speaks to Rundheersing Bheenick, former governor of the Bank of Mauritius. He shares his views on what or who he thinks is the main culprit in the State Bank of Mauritius’ woes and the role of the Bank of Mauritius as regulator and supervisor. He also gives his opinions… read more

  • Rail

Rail TAZARA TAZARA operations interupted by landslide

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) is frantically working on restoring train operations following a disruption occasioned by a landslide that occurred on 30th April 2020 around the Mwakanga area, 32 kilometres South-West of Dar es Salaam.

The landslide was caused by heavy and persistent rainfall in the area, which weaken… read more

  • Flights

Mauritius Air Mauritius Air Mauritius suspend international commercial flights until end of June

Air Mauritius wishes to inform the public that all its international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended until 30 June 2020. We will, however, continue the operation of repatriation flights and maintain our scheduled commercial cargo operations.

Our flights are scheduled to resume on the 1st of July subject to all con… read more

  • Flights

Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines London operations adjusted

Ethiopian Airlines in recent schedule update revised planned Addis Ababa – London Heathrow route, for the remainder of summer 2020 season. The Star Alliance will be operating this route 7 weekly, instead of planned 10 weekly flights. Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft operates this route.

ET700 ADD0035 – 0650LHR 350 5… read more

  • Flights

Senegal Air Senegal Air Senegal Barcelona and Marseille operation changes as of 20MAY20

Air Senegal in recent schedule update filed changes to Dakar – Barcelona – Marseille – Dakar route. The airline will continue to operate this route with A330-900neo aircraft 3 times weekly, upon service resumption from 01JUL20. Previously planned 4th weekly flight from 28JUN20 to 06SEP20 is no longer in effect.
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  • Flights

Senegal Air Senegal Air Senegal revises Geneva and London bookings in W20

Air Senegal in the last few days further adjusted its inventory for planned service to Geneva and London. Reported on Airlineroute on 06MAY20, the airline closed reservation for travel between June and October 2020.

As of 13MAY20, the airline has closed reservation for travel until late-January 2021. Latest adj… read more

  • Car rental

Car HERTZ Hertz Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Hertz, which started with a fleet of a dozen Ford Model T’s a century ago and became one of the world’s largest car rental companies, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after falling victim to its mountain of debt. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Hertz by grounding business travelers and tourists, making it impossible for t… read more

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