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Emirates is reopening its lounges around the world, starting with Cairo International Airport.
In the coming weeks, Emirates’ customers can look forward to enjoying lounge services in other destinations including New York’s JFK International and Manchester Airport.The airline has redesigned its lounge offering and introduced … read more
IATA regional VP for Africa and the Middle East Muhammad Ali Albakri, speaking at the 2020 IATA AGM, stated (25-Nov-2020) airlines in Africa have burned through all their cash reserves, commenting: "We are in the middle of the storm".
Mr Albakri said "all airlines will continue to bleed" without the reopening of borders, easi… read more
Ryanair Group CEO Michael O'Leary said the group is "finalising the summer '21 schedules and we're in active discussions with progressive airports", adding: "I think we should be more optimistic about a recovery into summer 2021".
Mr O'Leary said there is a "reasonable prospect" of passenger recovery to 70% of p… read more
South African Airways has the potential to be a sound business but would benefit from having an industry-investment partner to improve its management, according to the bankrupt state carrier’s administrators.
“The issue with SAA has never been about the absence of a business but the management thereof,” Siviwe Dongwana, one of the b… read more
One of the new features of the upcoming edition of FITUR 2021 International Tourism Fair that will focus on the recovery of the tourism industry, is the expansion of the FITUR Festivals section, which now and under the new name FITUR Festivals & Events will strengthen its content and professional appeal, by ad… read more
In line with its route expansion drive, Air Peace is set to commence flight operations into Makurdi, Benue State Capital, from Lagos and Abuja on December 7, 2020.
This is as the airline is also billed to resume flights to Uyo from Lagos and Abuja on the said date. The airline’s Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, reve… read more
Tunisian Ministry of Tourism announced the decision of the country’s authorities to lift a mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine requirement for tourists arriving in the country on scheduled commercial flights as part of organized tours, according to the Carthage Group.
All new arrivals must have a voucher with them, which con… read more
The final ‘block’ has been placed atop AIDA Cruises’ mammoth new LNG-powered cruise ship, AIDAcosma, marking the imminent completion of her assembly ahead of her float out, delivery and repositioning to the Middle East.
The placement of the Bridge block, containing the ship’s navigation bridge, communication centre and office… read more
Tanzania tour operators are rolling out the red carpet, eyeing a slice of thousands of mountaineers expected to ascend the Seven Summits later this year.The Seven Summits, a well-known mountaineering objective, are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.
Climbing to the summits of all of them is regarded as a mount… read more
LEADING hospitality group, African Sun has reported a 37% room occupancy levels decline due to low disposable incomes, unemployment further complicated by the tight Covid-19 lockdown travel restrictions. Presenting a trading update Monday, the hotel group's company secretary, Venon Musimbe attributed the poor performance to tight Cov… read more