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  • Flights

UAE Emirates Emirates and South Africa

Coming in behind Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Qantas, Dubai-based carrier Emirates Airlines has taken fifth place in the rankings of the world’s best airlines for this year, according to   However, the airline is still unable to offer seats to South African passengers on flights from SA.

T… read more

  • Travel-tech

AA Travenews 5G Mid-Band spectrum could cost operator $5.8bn per city – GSMA

Policymakers across the globe have been challenged to prepare enough mid-band spectrums available for 5G as the deployment could cost operators between $782 million and $5.8 billion per city, and ultimately consumers, the GSMA has warned.

The actual amount of mid-band spectrum required varies significantly by city, mid-band being ro… read more

  • Flights

Seychelles Air Seychelles Air Seychelles to operate ad hoc charter to Mauritius

Air Seychelles will operate ad hoc charter services to Mauritius, following the partial reopening of the island nation to international visitors since July 15, 2021.

As the Mauritius market is dependent on connecting traffic, mainly from India which continues to remain closed, plus the stringent entry measures requiring holid… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Unwto UNWTO: International travel largely on hold despite uptick in May

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the recovery of int… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Iata Official IATA warns governments on high cost of testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to take action to address the high cost of COVID-19 tests in many jurisdictions and urged flexibility in permitting the use of cost-effective antigen tests as an alternative to more expensive PCR tests. IATA also recommended governments adopt recent World Health Organizatio… read more

  • Flights

Kenya Airways Kenya Airways strengthens its presence in London

In early June, Kenya Airways resumed flights to London after a two-month forced halt amid tensions between the UK and Kenya over reciprocal travel conditions.

Kenya Airways is expanding its services to the UK.  Since 20 July, the Kenyan national airline has been offering two flights a week (compared to o… read more

  • Flights

Gabon Gabon: New tax and price increase for air tickets from 27 July

The Covid-19 crisis has led to the introduction of new taxes and the increase of existing ones in some countries, such as Gabon. According to AFRAA, there are no less than 200 airport taxes and aeronautical charges in Africa. Their proliferation adds a further burden to an operating environment already suffocated by harmful protectionism.… read more

  • Conservation & Wildlife

Tanzania Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve remains in World Heritage Site list

The Selous Game Reserve remains in the list of the World's Heritage sites, it has been revealed today. The Tanzania delegation has managed to convince the UNESCO World Heritage Committee not to delist the famous Game Reserve from the World Heritage Sites.

The reserve is a home of large numbers of elephants, black rhinoceroses, cheet… read more

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