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  • Flights

Nigerian startup Cally Air takes delivery of a Boeing 737

Five years after its intended launch date, Nigerian startup airline Cally Air has taken delivery of its first aircraft. The Boeing 737-300 arrived in Lagos on Tuesday, April 6th. Formerly flying for airBaltic, the 22-year-old jet now registered as 5N-BYR was greeted by a water cannon salute by its new operator.

The air… read more




  • Flights

Kenya Airways suspended from Nairobi stock exchange for 9 more months

Started in September 2019, the nationalization process of Kenya Airways is stalling. However, this is one of the sine qua non conditions for its return to the Nairobi stock exchange from where it was withdrawn in July of last year.

The suspension of the stock exchange listing of Kenya Airways (KQ) is extended for a further n… read more


  • Flights

Ethiopian airlines plans resumption to Enugu and Kano airports soon

African largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines has said assured passengers in the North and the South of Nigeria of its planned return to Enugu and Kano Airports once the new terminals are officially declared open for operations.

Last week on the 6th of April Ethiopian Airlines operated a special flight to Mallam Aminu Kano Inte… read more


  • Cruise

South Africans give thumbs up to Cruise Holidays

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, recently surveyed over 600 South Africans in order to determine their confidence around booking and embarking on cruise holidays in the near future.

International travel firmly on the horizon

Based on the results of the survey, it would … read more


  • Miscellaneous
  • Destinations

SA Airlines urged to begin using IATA Mobile Travel Pass

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said that local airlines should move to begin using the International Air Transport Association (Iata) mobile travel pass. The pass is a mobile application for travellers to help manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests and vaccines. The Civil Aviation Authority is virtually hosting … read more


  • Cruise

New Disney cruise ship keel laid, delivery due in summer 2022

Despite cancelling its US and European cruise seasons, Disney Cruise Line is moving ahead with its new build program and has marked the keel laying of Disney Wish. The keel for the new Disney cruise ship was laid at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and marks a significant milestone in its construction process.

In a press r… read more



  • Destinations

Vaccine Boost for Kariba Tourism

PEOPLE in the tourism sector in Kariba have begun receiving their Covid-19 jabs as the town prepares for the recovery of its mainstay industry.

At least 500 people from the tourism industry in Kariba have registered to be inoculated with plans to reach out to those in safari areas, camps and lodges outside the town.

About 127 people … read more


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