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  • Miscellaneous

Iata Official IATA asks for open borders with testing, but without quarantine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) at its 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders to travel.

In a statement today, IATA said it is proposing systematic testing of international travellers which would permit the lifting of border restrictions and… read more

  • Flights

SouthAfrica SAA Governement could sell shares in revived SAA

South Africa could offer to sell shares in the bankrupt national airline to the public as part of an ambitious new plan to revive the carrier outlined by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

The government could bring the various parts of the South African Airways group into one company that would be co-owned by the state, pension funds, … read more

  • Flights

SouthAfrica Kulula kulula with capacity problems

kulula and British Airways customers who were told they could use what they spent on flights which were cancelled due to Covid-19 are crying foul after discovering festive season bookings are excluded.

“Their reason is that availability in December is limited, but it’s not true as there is plenty of availability showing on their web… read more

  • Beyond Africa

AA WorldFlight Chinese domestic traffic down just 2.8% in Sep-2020, report by IATA

IATA, via its North Asia regional briefing, reported (26-Nov-2020) domestic passenger traffic in China declined by 2.8% year-on-year in Sep-2020, up 16ppts from contraction in Aug-2020.

IATA noted the pace of the recovery increased recently, with signs that consumer spending and the overall economy are almost back to normal.

  • Flights

France Air France KL & AF back to Lagos, Abuja on Dec 7

Less than a week after the Federal Government lifted the suspension placed on Air France/KLM over the implementation reciprocity policy, the airline has announced plans to return operations to Nigeria.  The airline in a statement by its communication office in Lagos said that it would resume the country’s routes; Lagos and Abuja oread more

  • Miscellaneous

UAE Emirates Emirates processes nearly 1.7m refunds, returns USD1.7bn

Emirates Airline announced (25-Nov-2020) the return of AED6.3 billion (USD1.72 billion) to passengers in COVID-19 related travel refunds since Apr-2020.

Of this sum, AED4.7 billion (USD1.28 billion) was refunded to passengers who booked directly with the airline, while the remainder was returned through travel agencies. Durin… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Namibia "Local Tourism is lekker"

LOCAL tourism is gaining some momentum, and all hands are on deck to save the industry. To this end, a 'Local Tourism Is Lekker' initiative has been initiated, and will run next week.

The initiative is the first of its kind, and will be an expo and networking event, slated for 1 to 3 December at Droombos and Vineyard C… read more

  • Flights

South Africa Airlink Logo Airlink to re-connect Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg

“Airlink is excited looking forward to re-establishing direct services between the two countries - and flying our brand new colours – on what will be our newest route.  Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg share very special historical, political and economically vital commercial bonds as gateways for trade, commerce, busines… read more

  • Opinion

AA WorldFlight Nigerian airlines should collaborate to improve their business environment

LEAD Consultant ETIMFRI Group, Amos Akpan has advised Nigerian airlines to think outside the box to ensure the survival of their businesses as some of the challenges facing them will not be resolved by government but by airlines themselves through collaboration in certain areas including fuel distribution, maintenance hangar… read more

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