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MSC Cruises is predicting strong domestic interest in its new cruise itineraries sailing in the Red Sea from Jeddah, with up to half of passengers expected to be from the country. Saudi Arabians are a key market sector being targeted by MSC Cruises for its upcoming cruise season out of Jeddah, reports Arab News.
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Yesterday, Uganda Airlines will launch its much expected flights between Entebbe and Johannesburg.
The route will initially be served four times a week with flights leaving Entebbe every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The return flights from Johannesburg will leave South Africa after a short layover.
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Fly Africa, launched in 2014, was intended to be a success story of the low-cost model in southern Africa.
But the following year, the company suspended operations amid regulatory failures and shareholder disputes. Bought out in 2017, the low-cost airline tried to take off again in 2018 but failed. Three years later, it is trying again.
Costa Cruises has replaced Costa Pacifica with Costa Firenze on the schedule for its upcoming 2021 winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf. Instead of homeporting Costa Pacifica in Dubai for the winter cruise season, Costa Cruises will instead deploy its newer, larger cruise ship Costa Firenze.
Costa Firenze, designed… read more
Emirates airline said some of its pilots who were furloughed last
year due to Covid-19 have returned to work as it ramps up its operations
amid signs of a recovery in air travel. “As demand slowly and gradually returns, Emirates has been
positioning itself to support the scaling up of operations and we have
already recalled… read more
Air Malawi was the national airline of Malawi, in operation from 1964 to 2013. It was state-owned, despite privatization attempts to save it in the 2000s. Attempts to find a partner finally worked, though, and soon after Air Malawi ceased operations, Malawi Airlines started operations with partner Ethiopian Airlines.
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Zambian regional carrier Proflight Zambia has announced that it will postpone its new service between Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI) in Livingstone and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in … read more
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant lost two teeth on Sunday morning (23 May) after she was hit (attacked) by a passenger. The female passenger didn’t follow standard safety instructions while the aircraft was landing in San Diego, the airline said in a statement.
Upon arrival, the passenger was taken into custody and was arrested for ba… read more
Zimbabwe's tourism and hospitality industry is growing by each day. Despite financial constrains, there has been massive investment in the tourism and hospitality industry, especially by small companies. Many indigenous Zimbabweans have invested heavily in the industry and are beginning to reap the fruits and the facilities dotted around … read more
Air Peace has announced the commencement of Ilorin flights from Lagos and Abuja as well an increase in its daily flights to Accra, Ghana
Spokesman of the airline, Stanley Olisa, who disclosed this to journalists, stated that the airline was set to kick off daily Abuja-Ilorin-Abuja and Lagos-Ilorin-Lagos flights on June 17, 20… read more