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ITB Berlin ITB Berlin presents a virtual platform for 2021

From 9 to 12 March the who’s who of the global B2B travel industry will meet at ITB Berlin NOW. A new virtual platform featuring the main elements: networking, news, business and content.

An up-to-the-minute format where the global travel industry can exchange views: in these times of the Covid-19 pandemic ITB Berlin will hol… read more

  • Opinion

AA WorldFlight Five things you need to know before flying in a pandemic

We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but there are still many reasons why we have to fly. Family obligations, work, and health reasons are all valid examples of why some of us have to travel. But what do you need to know before you book, pack, and board? Let's take a look...

What should I do if my flight is canceled? Due to … read more

  • Flights

Germany Lufthansa LH Group with more SA flights

“The Lufthansa Group has welcomed the recent announcement by the [SA] government to remove the list of high-risk countries and once again open   borders to all leisure and business travellers. We are fully committed to the South African market and continue our efforts to help recover and expand the tourism sector by encouraging internationa… read more

  • Rail

Rail Namibia TransNamib TransNamib locomotive acquisitions to support a doubling of freight traffic

National railway TransNamib is aiming to double the volume of freight which it moves, CEO Johny Smith told a recent Transport Events online conference.

TransNamib currently carries 1·6 million tonnes of freight per year across various commodity groups, and Smith said it was looking to boost this to around 3 million tonnes/year by 2023read more

  • Miscellaneous

Nigeria U.S. Exempts Nigeria From Trump's New $15,000 Visa Bond Policy

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has clarified that Nigeria is exempted from the new $15000 visa Bond policy introduced by the outgoing administration of President Donald Trump.  In statement on it's website a few hours ago, the US Embassy said Nigeria is not included in this six months pilot programme.

The Em… read more

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Airbus How many A380 still on the list to be deliverd?

After announcing the end of the A380 program in February 2019, Airbus still had plenty of orders left to be fulfilled. However, a slew of cancellations soon followed the announcement as airlines looked to alternative aircraft. The number of A380s left to be delivered is now in the single digits.… read more

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Germany Lufthansa Lufthansa CEO: 'Our industry is ready' to transport COVID-19 vaccines

Lufthansa Group  chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr, speaking at the 2020 IATA AGM, commented (24-Nov-2020) on the timeline for the full distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine globally.

He said the production capabilities of pharmaceutical companies will be the "bottleneck" in vaccine distribution, not the cargo operators.

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Iata Official IATA: 'There's a real risk' of airline failures into 2H2021

IATA chief economist Brian Pearce, speaking at the 2020 IATA AGM, estimated (24-Nov-2020) a median of eight to nine months of cash available for airlines as of around Jun-2020, which would last until the end of 1Q2021.

He added that the organisation doesn't expect revenue situations of airlines to have "substantially improved" unread more

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