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  • Destinations

3 African Destinations that should be travel hotspots

With the promise of a vaccine in the near future, individuals across the globe have set their sights on their next vacation, with many nations anticipating a surge in tourism as travel becomes feasible once again. Some countries – South Africa, Mauritius and Egypt, to name a few – have been popular destinations for decades, but certain ot… read more

  • Flights

Sky Mali begins its first international flights in April

Sky Mali launched its operations on September 29, 2020. Currently, the private Malian company serves 3 domestic routes from Bamako. With its domestic network now consolidated, it is preparing for its international deployment as of April.

Sky Mali's first flights beyond the Malian borders should take place in a few days. In fac… read more

  • Flights

IATA outlines three priorities for Africa

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) outlined three priorities for African governments to ensure that the airline, travel and transport industry survives the Covid-19 crisis and is able to support economic recovery, growth and development throughout the continent.

The three priorities are:

In 2020, a handful of… read more

  • Miscellaneous

IATA outlined three priorities for African governments

In 2020 a handful of African airlines secured US$ 2.04 billion in government aid.  Most of this (US$ 2.02bn) was distributed through direct government loans, equity financing and cash injections. Despite this, 8 airlines in Africa filed for bankruptcy or entered business administration over the past 12 months.

Over US$ 30bn has been… read more

  • Flights

Airlink makes Kasane its 3rd destination in Botswana

Airlink, the largest airline in southern Africa, currently serves the Botswana cities of Gaborone and Maun. In the process of rebuilding its network, the airline has opted to intensify its offer in its most promising markets.

From April 2, Airlink will open a route from Johannesburg to Kasane. The private South A… read more

  • Flights

Airlink to begin Maputo, Lubumbashi flig...

Airlink will add flights to its Maputo, Mozambique and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo from April 1 in response to rising demand for air travel between those cities and South Africa.

“Since launching services linking Johannesburg with Maputo and with Lubumbashi last October and November respectively, we have seen a s… read more

  • Flights

Air Zimbabwe returns to the regional with the relaunch of flights to Tanzania

Air Zimbabwe returns to its regional flights. Since March 2, the Zimbabwean national carrier has reopened its route between Harare and Dar Es Salaam. It now offers two flights per week (Tuesdays and Saturdays) between its base and the economic capital of Tanzania. The route, for the moment without competition, is operated with the … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Democratic Republic of Congo apples to join East African Community

The DRC is widely considered to be the richest country in the world by its natural resources, tourism standing as a major resource that has remained underdeveloped. The East African Business Council conducted a study and found out that there was a huge benefit in having DRC as the seventh member of EAC. Common tourism products with DRC’s neighbo… read more

  • Flights

DRC: first commercial flights for flyCAA's A330-200

Received last month, flyCAA's A330-200 (msn 505) began its first commercial passenger flights in the domestic market this week. Its entry into service will also boost the cargo activity of the Congolese private carrier.

It was on Tuesday February 23 that the Airbus A330-200 of the Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA),… read more

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