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healthy and safe festive season. It has been a another very hard year for our industry, hence all of us are looking into 2022 and hope for a more reliefed situations
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to you all.… read more
Kenya Airways and ITA Airways, Italy’s new flag carrier, have announced a codeshare agreement providing passengers with seamless connections from the Kenya Airways network to destinations across Europe. Travellers will be able to connect on the Kenya Airways’ network to ITA Airways network across Europe and reach some of Italy’s most pict… read more
Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways became the first carrier to make a transaction on the IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) using IATA Clearing House (ICH).
The IATA Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) is a centralised marketplace where airlines and other aviat… read more
As the world began to open its doors in early 2021, after months of lockdown measures, it was clear that the way people shopped, worked and connected with each other had changed.
Some of them were temporary, but others seem more permanent. As we’re set to face more restrictive measures in 2022, one industry is wondering what the future hol… read more
Carnival Corporation & plc celebrated the official opening of Dubai Harbour Cruise Terminal with Shamal Holding following their strategic partnership signed in 2018 to develop the new cruise port as the main hub for cruise tourism in Dubai.
The occasion was marked with a walk-through by Abdulla Binhabtoor, chief portfolio… read more
First Class, Business Class and Platinum and Gold Skywards members to have access to more than 120 Emirates Lounges and partner facilities at destinations where operations have resumed Premium customers and frequent flyers to benefit from lounge offering in airports worldwide Lounge operations resumed with health and safety measures in place… read more
After the UK government scrapped its red-list again, British Airways has reinstated Airbus A380 flights to Johannesburg in January. The airline had pushed back the launch to February after the eruption of the Omicron COVID-19 variant led to a slew of new travel restrictions earlier in December.
British Airways is in th… read more
South African Airways (SAA) has added employees to process a backlog of refunds from flights it canceled during the early portion of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The carrier is asking U.S. travel advisors to forward refund requests via email to either [email protected] or [email protected]. Refunds cannot be processed through … read more
Dubai has extended the ban for all inbound and transit passenger flights from Kenya till December 24 amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) had announced a 48-hour suspension on all flights from Kenya to the Middle East nation on December 20.
On Wednesday, the Dubai-based Emira… read more
Qatar Airways marks a new milestone by resuming its pre-pandemic in-flight dining experience on its London and Paris routes, once again offering the full personalised services that the airline is renowned for around the world. Passengers in First and Business Class will no longer be offered meals on a serving tray, instead the food servic… read more