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  • Destinations

Burkina-Faso Burkina Faso flights suspended after Military arrests President

An attempted coup in the West African nation of Burkina Faso has led to the cancelation of flights while the country looks to regain stability. The last flight logged as having departed was on January 24th at 17:25. This saw an Airbus A320 leave for  Abidjan with  Air Cote d’Ivoire. The flight cancelations appear to be continuing throu… read more


  • Flights

Mali Sky Mali Sky Mali opens direct link to Conakry amid tensions between Bamako and ECOWAS

In a recent communication, Guinea said it did not recognise the decision of ECOWAS to suspend air links with Mali. Through its spokesperson, the country reaffirmed that its borders always remain open to all sister countries in accordance with its pan-Africanist vision. Sky Mali intends to seize this opportunity to get out of the asphyxia … read more


  • Flights

Mali Carriers in Mali given 72 hours to use or lose landing slots

Authorities in Mali have given airlines operating in the country just 72 hours to decide if they want to keep their slots. The demand comes following the increase in political tensions in West Africa over the last week.

Regional concerns

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) last week had hit Mali with economi… read more


  • Opinion

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


  • Flights

Mali Mali travellers stranded as West African sanctions bite

A bus station in Mali’s capital stands unusually quiet, with foreign passengers left in limbo after West African countries closed their borders with the military-ruled nation.  Africa Tours Trans is one of the main bus firms in the impoverished Sahel state, offering connections to its regional cities as well as to neighbouring countries.… read more


  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Blind Zambezi man turns sleepy village into tourism mecca

All people face hardship but for many, the thought of losing their sight is a horrifying prospect. Melvin Masule was 31 years old when he suddenly lost his eyesight. Having faced immense difficulties for 16 years as a result of vision loss, his accomplishments are extraordinary for a man of his condition, and he continues to look after himself a… read more


  • Flights

Kenya Jambojet Jambojet is not yet considering a return to Uganda and Rwanda

The return of Jambojet to Entebbe and Kigali is not yet on the agenda. "Both countries still apply strict measures in the fight against Covid-19. Travel restrictions in both countries have reduced demand. Our sister airline (Kenya Airways) is reducing its frequency on these routes," Ndegwa Karanja, the managing director of the Kenyan national ai… read more


  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Will France derail West Africa’s common currency?

An unprecedented Africa-France summit took place at the beginning of October in Montpellier, France.

For the first time since these summits began in 1973, no African heads of state were invited. Instead, French President  Emmanuel Macron  held discussions with students, entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes.

The purpose of t… read more


  • Flights

France Air France Air France discovers Banjul for the first time, returns to Cape Town

On Monday 1 November, Air France i naugurated its new seasonal route between Paris and Banjul with an extension to Bamako in Mali. The route will now be operated every day of the week except Thursday and Saturday. On this route, the French flag will deploy its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, which can accommodate 40 passengers in Busine… read more



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