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  • Cruise

MSC Orchestra bound for Durban in spite of Omicron variant

MSC Cruises appears to be planning to go ahead with its South African cruise itineraries, despite the travel bans on South Africa due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19. MSC Cruises’ ship MSC Orchestra appears to still be scheduled to homeport in Durban, sailing roundtrip in the Indian Ocean between December, 2021 and April, 2022.

A… read more


  • Flights

Ethiopian helps launching Zambia Airways

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has finalized preparations for the launch of Zambia’s National Carrier in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC). Ethiopian has a 45 percent stake in the joint venture while Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) reta… read more


  • Flights

British Airways flies to South Africa again

The airline British Airways resumes its flight connections to South Africa after a temporary stop because of the Omicron variant.  The first flights to the country should take off again on Monday, as a spokesman for the airline announced to the German press agency on request.

Flights from  South Africa  should start a… read more



  • Flights

United and Delta maintain South Africa flight schedules

The two U.S. airlines that service South Africa have not altered their flight schedules despite the decision by President Biden to restrict visitation from the nation. United and Delta both said no such changes are in the works.

"Throughout the pandemic we've maintained service to places like Australia, Europe and South America, and… read more


  • Flights

SAA cancels Mauritius flights following Travel Ban

South African Airways has cancelled all of its flights to and from Mauritius following the imposition of a travel ban on South Africa by the Mauritian government.

Restrictions were also placed on at least five other Southern African countries after the Omicron variant was identified by South African scientists last week.

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  • Destinations

Kenya has no plan to close borders due to New Covid-19 variant from South Africa

Kenya said Sunday it was not planning to close its borders immediately due to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant believed to have originated from South Africa.

According to Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache, the government was determined to ensure Kenyans operate in an environment that is not hampered by an economic depression as a r… read more


  • Opinion

Hadi Sirika - No to Nigeria Air

Mr Hadi Sirika's plans to start up a national airline from scratch is just sheer folly. Maybe he is oblivious of the fact that American Airline is a consolidation of so many private airlines and its private anyway. He also fails to understand that British Airways is a merger of Caledonia and other airlines. So what does he really want? National … read more


  • Flights

Air Seychelles to resume weekly flights to Mumbai next week

Air Seychelles will resume scheduled passenger flights linking Seychelles and Mumbai as of December 2, the airline said on Thursday.

The return of the Seychelles' national carrier to one of India's biggest cities and commercial financial centres follows the removal of travel restrictions between the two countries. The Seychelles' he… read more



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