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Kenya Magical Kenya Kenya lifts ban on passenger flights from UAE

The government has lifted the ban imposed on all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) two weeks ago.

According to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director General Gilbert Kibe, the flight was lifted on Monday midnight.

"Kenya shall do a NOTAM lifting the suspension of flights to and from the UAE

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Gambia Tourism Board Gambia looks to Africans to revive Its stricken Tourism Industry

In an effort to revitalise Gambia's flagging tourism sector, which has been decimated during the Covid-19 pandemic, the West African country is looking closer to home, and even at its own, to bolster the once-vibrant industry.

Beaches normally teeming with British and Dutch sunseekers are nearly empty, hawkers of fresh juice and sou… read more

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Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines preparing to resume Boeing 737 MAX operations

At the end of 2021, about one month ago, Ethiopian Airlines revealed that it was planning to bring the Boeing 737 MAX back into service in February 2022. The day appears to be fast approaching, as the airline took to Twitter on January 23rd to announce that it was “only a few days away” from returning the MAX back to the skies.

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Kenya Airways Tourism Ministry Projects 2022 international arrivals to surpass 1 Million

The Ministry of Tourism has projected international arrivals to surpass one million in 2022 with earnings expected to hit Sh172.8billion as the sector recovers from the effects of Covid-19.

According to a report prepared by the Tourism Research Institute (TRI), Kenya registered a 53.29 percent growth in the number of internat… read more

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Kenya Kenya's Tourism sector grew by 65.4% in 2021

Kenya’s tourism earnings grew by 65.4 percent last year to Sh146.51bn compared to Sh88. 56bn in 2020, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has said noting the sector is slowly recovering from the effects of Covid-19.

According to the 2021 sector statistics, the USA was the top source market for tourists with 136,981 arrivals.

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AA WorldFlight Airline Tie-Up for Kenya and South Africa - possible rewards and risks

Africa has 357 airlines, the top 10 of which carried more than 60% of traffic. This reflects the fact that many airlines on the continent are very small: some have as few as two aircraft. Between them the airlines carried 95 million passengers in 2019, according to Routes, an online source of information on route announcements.

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DRC Congo Airways Congo Airways renews its IOSA certification

Congo Airways remains safe. The national airline of the DRC has successfully renewed its IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification. The information was made public by the flagship on its Twitter account where it states that it has "once again passed the IATA (International Air Transport Association) safety audit with flyin… read more

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Zimbabwe Foreign airlines have over $177 Million trapped in Zimbabwe

International airlines flying into Harare’s Mugabe International Airport are out of pocket, with millions of dollars unable to be repatriated from the country. International airlines are among the many foreign companies waiting to repatriate around US$2.5 billion reportedly stuck in Zimbabwe.

Shortage of hard currency in Zimbabwe sp… read more

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AA Travenews How the pandemic can shake up African airlines for the better

As wind blows out a candle but fans a fire, this can be an opportunity.

Working together and freeing up the air travel industry to reach its potential should be likened to the proverbial rising tide that lifts all boats. Some airlines may initially experience a drop in market share, but the great benefits to the industry will ensure growth… read more

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Australia Qantas Qantas resumes regular flights to JNB

After a long absence, Qantas is heading back to South Africa on Tuesday. The airline has resumed thrice-weekly return flights between Sydney and Johannesburg after last flying the route in March 2020.

A Qantas spokesperson has confirmed to Simple Flying reports in South African media concerning flights restarting this … read more

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