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  • Cruise

AA Travenews Cape Town cruises for 2022/23 season

While 2021/22 was a disappointment for the South African cruise sector thanks to the Omicron variant, 2022/23 is looking to be much better, with 48 roundtrip itineraries scheduled.

The emergence of the Omicron variant in late 2021 forced many cruise lines to cancel their planned homeporting seasons in Cape Town, and when MSC Cruises pushed… read more



  • Flights

Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines returns to Nosy Be

Last March, Madagascar decided to reopen its borders considering the significant drop in Covid-19 cases. A decision that had the effect of draining the airlines again.

After Antananarivo, it's Nosy Be's turn to find its usual visitors.

Ethiopian Airlines resumes service to Nosy Be. The Ethiopian airline inaugurated on M… read more


  • Rail

Rail Madagascar MADARAIL Big moment for Madarail as new loco starts for the first time

It was with smiles all round in Antananarivo, Madagascar this week as one of Madarrail's new Mexico-built locomotives started up for the first time.

"Loco 1902 fires up for the first time," African Railway Systems chief operating officer Dylan Knott wrote on Facebook. "A proud moment for all."

The locomotive, built by African … read more


  • Flights

Kenya Airways Kenya Airways resumes flights to Madagascar

Kenya Airways (KQ) said Monday it has resumed operations to Madagascar following the easing of travel restrictions by Antananarivo.

Julius Thairu, chief commercial and customer officer said the airline will operate the direct flight thrice weekly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi to Ivato Internatio… read more


  • Rail

AA Travenews African Railway Systems notes Import regulations may stop small Loco Operators

South Africa’s smaller locomotive and rolling stock operators are unlikely to benefit from Transnet opening its network to private operators unless rules around importing used equipment are changed.

This is the view of African Railway Systems chief operating officer Dylan Knott, who said existing rules laid down by the International Trade … read more



  • Cruise

Cruise Fred Olsen New Fred Olsen cruise ship Bollette to sail via Saudi and South Africa in 2023

Fred Olsen Cruise Line will sail a roundtrip grand voyage from Southampton in the UK to Africa and the Middle East in 2023.

The 93-night cruise aboard Fred Olsen’s new Bollette (the former Amsterdam of Holland America Line) will depart Southampton on November 19, 2023, with the ship becoming the first Fred Olsen vessel ever to call … read more


  • Flights

Reunion Air Austral Air Austral announces the reopening of its Reunion-Chennai route

After several months of suspension during the pandemic and with the agreement of its supervisory authorities, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Indian authorities, Air Austral announces the gradual resumption of its flights to Chennai on 6 May 2022 with two weekly frequencies on Tuesdays and Fridays.

These flights wi… read more


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