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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 Airlineratings.com. However, the airline is still unable to offer seats to South African passengers on flights from SA.
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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
The survey of 4,700 travellers in 11 markets around the world shows that:
• Eighty-five percent believe aircrafts are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected
• Sixty-five percent agree the air on an aircraft is as clean as an operating room
Among those who hav… read more
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
The services provided by the Directorate of Aviation Safety (DSA) of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) and the Bafoussam-Bamougoum Airport are in conformity with the ISO 9001-2015 standards.
Indeed, the Cameroonian civil aviation regulator received this Wednesday, July 21, the two related certificates. This was d… read more
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
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
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
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
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