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  • Destinations

Mauritius Ship sailed off course before disaster, data shows

The Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilt oil over pristine waters and fragile coral reefs diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping lane, data from a maritime analysis firm showed. The MV Wakashio, owned by Nagashiki Shipping and chartered by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, struck… read more

  • Destinations

Congo Republic-of-the-Congo The Republic of Congo to open its air borders on Monday August 24

International flights should resume in the Republic of Congo on Monday, August 24. The Minister of Communication and Media, Thierry Lézin Moungalla, let it be known at the end of the 8th meeting of the National Coordination for the Management of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, reports Les Échos du Congo-Brazzaville. On the o… read more

  • Flights

SouthAfrica SAA More than 3,000 employees accept severance package

South African Airways (SAA) has approved the voluntary severance packages of over 3,000 employees. This forms part of the company’s winding down of the state-owned entity following the approval of the business rescue process last month.

SAA is retrenching over 3,700 employees as part of its restructuring process.  A tread more

  • Miscellaneous

Nigeria Arik Air Arik Air: The Boeing 747-8 Customer That Never Was

Once upon a time, the final customer of the passenger 747-8 was to be Nigerian carrier Arik Air. The order was announced in 2011 with great fanfare. However, fate had other plans. The airline ceased its long-haul operations and, awaiting their return, converted the order to 787-9 Dreamliners instead.

Order from 2011 a … read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Carnival Corp Carnival Cruise Line announces name of its next Excel-class ship

With the help of celebrity partners past and present, Carnival Cruise Line today announced that its next Excel-class ship arriving in 2022 to coincide with its 50th birthday celebration will be named “Carnival Celebration.”

A full roster of Carnival partners, including Kathie Lee Gifford, Guy Fieri and Shaquille O’Neal, unwra… read more

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