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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
Please be advised that Domestic Port Health Screening countrywide will be stopped from midnight of the 24th November 2020.
We have also been advised in this regard, that Health Questionnaires will therefore not be required from the 25th November 2020 onwards (For domestic travellers only).
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Etihad Airways announced (24-Nov-2020) a partnership with SITA to trial facial recognition technology for cabin crew check in at the Abu Dhabi International Airport crew briefing centre.
The technology will allow cabin crew to complete check in procedures and mandatory security and safety questions via their personal m… read more
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
“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
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 2023… read more
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
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
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.… read more
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" un… read more