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  • Flights

Zambia Proflight Proflight Zambia to add extra flight to JNB for XMAS

Proflight Zambia has added an extra flight on it Lusaka to Johannesburg route on the 18th of December in order to meet the additional demand short before Christmas.

The flight will be leaving in Lusaka at 17:45 hrs and return from Johannesburg the same evening.

  • Destinations

AA Travenews China: QR Code tracking for all international travellers?

China recently urged countries around the world to adopt a global COVID-19 tracking system using QR codes with the hope that it would drastically speed up international travel amid the pandemic. It was during the latest virtual G20 leaders’ summit that Chinese President Xi Jinping  pushed for the introduction of a QR coded tra… read more

  • Flights

Iata Official IATA launches new Aviation Carbon Exchange

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), an important new tool to help airlines meet their climate commitments.

ACE is the first centralized, real-time marketplace that is integrated with the IATA Clearing House (ICH) for the settlement of funds on trades in ca… read more

  • Flights
  • Opinion

AA Travenews Why African Aviation will recover faster than in other areas

The global health crisis continues to take its toll on the aviation industry, creating uncertainty for airlines around the world. However, the African market is primed to be well-positioned for recovery. Simple Flying had the opportunity to speak with former Africa World Airlines (AWA) COO Sean Mendis about how carriers across the … read more

  • Rail

Rail Nigeria Railway Corporation Train Failures on Abuja-Kaduna Line

The Nigerian, Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has apologised to Nigerians over the recent locomotive failures on the Abuja – Kaduna rail corridor.

According to the media statement, during the monthly inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project in the company of members of the Joint House Committee on La… read more

  • Beyond Africa

AA Travenews COVID-19 in North Korea: Executions, capital lockdown, fishing ban

According to the latest reports, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is taking some drastic steps, such as shutting down the capital city of Pyongyang and banning fishing, in order to halt the spread of COVID-19 in his hermit state.

Kim was reportedly taking “irrational measures”  in a bout of coronavirus “parano… read more

  • Beyond Africa

AA Travenews Thailand Hotel Industry: Bleeding to Death

Thailand has reported just 3,880 COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths since the start of the pandemic and is considered one of the lowest risk countries in the world. But travel and tourism are suffering. With no end in sight to the stifling government imposed travel restrictions, businesses large and small are hemorrhaging and struggliread more

  • Destinations

Rwanda Israeli Airline makes maiden flight to Rwanda

Israeli private airline company, Israir on Thursday, November 26 made its maiden flight to Rwanda, at the Kigali International Airport.

The airline which is also Israel's third-largest airline has announced that it will be offering weekly flights, every Thursday until next year, January 7. Onboard of the maiden flight … read more

  • Destinations

Mauritius Mauritius is closed also for December, maybe longer

Mauritius’s borders will effectively remain closed for leisure travel during the peak December - January period, following its government’s decision to extend quarantine regulations until January 15, 2021. The move is another blow to outbound agents and operators who are missing out on December holiday bookings to South Africa’s fa… read more

  • Flights

UAE Emirates EK to include hotel if transit in DXB exeeds 10 hrs

Emirates always endeavors to provide its customers with comprehensive service, comfort and fast flight connections.

However, flight cancellations, delays or longer waiting times for the connecting flight cannot be ruled out. In order to further improve the service and to offer its passengers a pleasant flight experience even in times ofread more

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