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  • Flights

Germany Lufthansa Joy as Lufthansa starts flying into Zanzibar

THE Lufthansa Group's new subsidiary, Eurowings Discover launched its inaugural flight to Zanzibar yesterday signifying efforts of reviving tourism that has been hit hard by the Covid-19.

Zanzibar Minister for Tourism and Heritage Lulu Mohamed Mussa led several stakeholders in tourism and travel businesses to welcome the plane at th… read more

  • Flights

SouthAfrica Mango Airlines Mango being jettisoned

The DA notes the announcement by the interim CEO of Mango, Thomas Kgokolo, today that Mango is to go into business rescue. This despite the appropriation of R819 million for Mango being signed off by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 6 July 2021, three weeks ago.

Mango apparently has liabilities that exceed R2.5 billion and thus the taxp… read more

  • Flights

Tunisair Tunisair: passenger traffic down 42% in the first half of 2021

The situation is getting more complicated for Tunisair. After a catastrophic year in 2020 when it saw its revenues fall by at least two thirds, the company remains more than fragile in the midst of the unpredictability of the Covid-19 pandemic and its induced effects.

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact Tunisair's activitie… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise MSC MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Seashore ahead of North American debut

MSC Cruises has taken delivery of its new Seaside-class cruise ship, MSC Seashore, ahead of her deployment in North America later this year. MSC Seashore was delivered by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in a ceremony attended by Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises, and Giampiero Massolo and Giuseppe Bono, Chairman and CEO … read more

  • Destinations

Zimbabwe Airlines' interest in Zimbabwe a huge endorsement

Qatar Airways has made an exciting announcement: "Fly with us from Harare on three weekly flights starting 6 August 2021.

"Throughout your journey, expect the highest standards from the only airline and hub airport to both hold SKYTRAX 5-star ratings for quality and Covid-19 safety measures."

The airline will be flying three t… read more

  • Flights

UAE Emirates Emirates launches new passenger service to Miami

Emirates is connecting global business and leisure travellers with its first-ever passenger service between Dubai and Miami. The airline celebrated the inaugural flight of its four times a week service when it touched down in Miami at 11:00 local time yesterday.

Emirates  flight EK213 was welcomed by Miami International Airpo… read more

  • Destinations

Namibia Namibia cancels annual tourism expo as focus shifts to Covid-19 vaccinations

The organisers of Namibia's annual Tourism Expo, Namibia Media Holdings (NMH), for the first time in 23 years announced the cancellation of the 2021 Tourism Expo, an executive said Thursday.

The cancellation is in support of the country's Health Ministry's drive to have more Namibians vaccinated by September 2021, hence their de… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean becomes first to return to Alaska

The great Alaska adventure is now underway – Royal Caribbean is back and bolder than ever as the first cruise line to sail to the Last Frontier since September 2019. Serenade of the Seas kicked off the highly anticipated comeback of the summer season when it departed on the first of a series of 7-night cruises from Seattle. The sailing marks a c… read more

  • Flights

Mauritius Air Mauritius Air Mauritius to return to London in October

Air Mauritius resumed its international operations last week with the partial reopening of the country's air borders, effective since 15 July. The carrier is now in the process of gradually rebuilding its pre-pandemic network.

Air Mauritius will re-establish links with London, England in early October. The Mauritian airline plans to off… read more

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