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Nigeria: As airlines battle for survival

The low passenger trafficand industrial disruptions are making it extremely difficult for the airlines to continue as going concerns. When Nigerians airlines were pushing for the resumption of flight operations after the coronavirus lockdown, many of them knew that passenger traffic would be low, but there were others who were sang… read more

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African Development Bank’s AAA rating

Ratings agency S&P Global on Friday affirmed its ‘AAA/A-1+’long- and short-term issuer credit assessment of the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a stable outlook.

The rating agency positively assessed the Bank’s very strong financial risk profile, very strong capital adequacy, strong funding and l… read more

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UAE Embassy: why UAE visas to Nigerians were suspended

The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigeria was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against speculations of severed bilateral relations between the two countries. Earlier this week, a graphic from Flyworld travel and tour surfaced on social media, indicating that visa renewal for Nigerian… read more

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Easyjet feels high demand

Easyjet has announced it will increase the number of flights scheduled due to high demand, despite the continuing uncertainty caused by coronavirus. Johan Lundgren, CEO of the airline, said the increase in capacity will start over the next two months. He said: “I am really encouraged that we have seen higher than expected levels of demand… read more

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Largest airplane ever landed In Saint Helena

On July 30th, a Titan Airways Boeing 757 successfully landed in Saint Helena. The aircraft is the largest passenger jet to visit the island and was an exciting day for Saint Helena Airport.

Titan Airways flew the Boeing 757 as part of a repatriation mission. The flight is bringing citizens back to the UK from Saint Hel… read more

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WTM London reveals plans for 2020

WTM London– the event where Ideas Arrive – and Travel Forward – the travel and hospitality technology event co-located with WTM London – are working closely with partners and experts to ensure a safe and successful experience at ExCeL London (2-4 November 2020).

Detailed plans are being made for every aspect of the shows, whi… read more

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Minister gives september date for reopening South Africa in a CNN interview

South African Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has said the country is set to open the tourism industry in September after months of lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

This minister disclosed this in an interview with CNN International Anchor Richard Quest, stated the country will focus more on its dome… read more

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Citizens of 12 more countries allowed to travel to EU

EU officials announced that the citizens of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China will now be able to travel in the Schengen Zone.

According to the officials, the borders of the European Union will be open for the citizens of those countries only on ‘mu… read more

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Airbus reduces A350 production

Airbus said on Thursday it was further cutting production of its marquee A350 jet on Thursday as it swung to a larger-than-expected second-quarter loss in the face of global pandemic.

The planemaker also said it hoped to avoid consuming cash before M&A and customer financing in the second half of the year after a q… read more

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Boeing to end production of B747

Today, when announcing its 2nd quarter results, Boeing has confirmed it would delay the delivery of its first 777X until 2022. Also, Boeing has confirmed that 747 production would end in 2022.

The 787 production rate will be reduced to 6 per month in 2021. The 777/777X combined production rate will be gradually reduced to 2 p… read more

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