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  • Flights

Mali Sky Mali Sky Mali to launch domestic services

Privately owned African startup Sky Mali, having secured its air operator’s certificate (AOC), is planning to launch flights to four domestic destinations.

Sky Mali was founded in 2019 and took delivery of its first aircraft-a Boeing 737-500-on March 24. The airline has now completed its demonstration flight.

“… read more

  • Miscellaneous

South-Africa 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

  • Flights

UK Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic Delays Refunds

Virgin Atlantic (VS) is facing enforcement action by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) over its delays in paying refunds for canceled flights during the pandemic.

So far, the CAA has reviewed the refund delays of 18 major airlines. Regarding VS, the authority has demanded the airline reduce waiting times. It also w… read more

  • Miscellaneous

European-Union 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

  • Flights

AA WorldFlight Tripadvisor: FlySafair 'Best Airline in Africa and the Indian Ocean'

The airline performed well across the ratings categories, scoring high marks under check-in and boarding, customer service, onboard experience, cleanliness and value for money for another year, with an on-time performance of 93% for June.

While the recent lockdowns globally and locally have stifled the travel industry, FlySafair continues… read more

  • Flights

Kenya Airways Kenya Airways resumes flights to 30 destinations

Kenya Airways (KQ) will be resuming its international passenger services on Saturday 1 August 2020 following the easing of movement restrictions as directed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta. The first international flights on 1st August will depart to the following international destinations; London, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Dread more

  • Miscellaneous

AA WorldFlight 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

  • Flights

France Air France Air France A380 aircraft replacement

Air France in this week’s schedule update filed Airbus A380 replacement for Northern winter 2020/21 schedule, as the Skyteam member retired the Super Jumbo aircraft in late-June 2020. With the exception of Paris CDG – Mexico City (continues to display A380 operation for the time being), planned A380 replacement service from 25OCT20 as fol… read more

  • Destinations

Gambia Gambia inaugurates board of directors for tourism and hospitality agencies

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MoTC) of The Gambia has inaugurated new Board of Directors for two tourism parastatals in the country – the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI) and Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard).

The event was held on Monday at the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute in Kanifing, a… read more

  • Accomodation

AA Travenews Registration open for Africa MICE Forums

Registration is now open for the premier edition of Africa MICE Forums, a series of interactive high-end events designed to connect pre-qualified MICE buyers and local suppliers through fun and authentic experiences across different host destinations. Obinna Nwachuya, Convener of the AMF said “The goal is to propel MICE busi… read more

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