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  • Flights

Banks step in to end African medical tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic has refocused attention on the urgent need to address long-term structural healthcare issues in Africa. Investors are now looking to put money to work in healthcare and banks are seeing an uptick in demand for project financing. “When this virus struck, we found out that only 28% – less than one third – of health facilities… read more

  • Destinations

Kenya: Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport to resume operations by June 8

The Kenya Airports Authority is putting in place the necessary operation manual ahead of the opening of the country’s airports for passengers on June 8, 2020; which also marks the return to the skies for the country’s flag carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) which will resume passenger flights as confirmed by the Transport Ministry.

A… read more

  • Flights

Government ponders brand new flag carrier to replace South African Airways

The idea of a brand new national carrier is been considered by the Government of South Africa to replace the long-suffering South African Airways (SAA) set to permanently end operations. This follows the government’s unwillingness to continue to fund what appears to be an endless hole. While little is yet known of this new carrier, the… read more

  • Flights

Comair To Cut Fleet By 50%

British Airways franchisee Comair today announced that it is looking to cut its fleet in half. The South African carrier was placed into business rescue proceedings around a month ago shortly after it revealed that is doesn’t expect to fly until October.

South African aviation has been going through a relatively tumultuous ti… read more

  • Miscellaneous

UNWTO announces new vision for global tourism

To mark World Environment Day, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Program led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces its new vision for global tourism– growing better, stronger, and balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity.

The One Planet Vision for the Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector builds on th… read more

  • Rail

The Blue Train Prepares to restart

As the nation enters Level 3 Lockdown and restrictions start easing for various sectors, The Blue Train has started preparing for operation in the era of COVID-19. In March 2020, the luxury train announced a suspension of its services in accordance with the South African government’s national lockdown. This suspension was extended to 30th June 2… read more

  • Destinations

Cargo via Frankfurt Airport

The global coronavirus outbreak has rapidly changed the airfreight business. Import volumes at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) have risen sharply, while exports have stagnated. Transfer cargo has almost been eliminated. There has also been a noticeable shift in the shape and type of shipments towards small, loose packages. In tandem with its part… read more

  • Accomodation

Cancellations Hit African Sun

Hospitality group, African Sun, says it lost significant business after more than 31 000 room nights were cancelled following closure of its hotels due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pandemic, first detected in Wuhan, China last December, has caused severe harm to businesses across the globe with the travel and tourism industry being… read more

  • Flights

Brussels Airlines explains why it will no longer fly to Conakry and Ouagadougou

A 100% subsidiary of the German carrier Lufthansa since the end of 2016, the Belgian airline was struggling to make profits since it was founded on the ashes of defunct Sabena. Lufthansa, the leading airline group in Europe, already owned 45% of the shares of the Belgian company before 2016, with an option to buy the other 55%.

The buyout … read more

  • Flights

AFRAA releases COVID-19 impact assessment on African Airlines

On cargo operations, there is currently a shortage of cargo capacity in Africa due to the need for carriage of medical equipment and essential goods. In the wake of this lack of capacity and rising prices, AFRAA is assisting its members to adapt in a bid to keep supply chains operational.

The evolution of the number of COVID-19 case… read more

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