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  • Flights

AA WorldFlight Air traffic controllers suspend strike in West and Central Africa

A 48-hour strike by air traffic controllers in West and Central Africa has been suspended, their union said on Saturday.

The strike, which started on Friday, has disrupted flights across the region and left hundreds of passengers stranded at airports on Saturday. The Union of Air Traffic Controllers’ Unions (USYCAA), which called t… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Holland America Holland America to cruise South Africa voyage aboard Zaandam in 2022

Holland America Line will sail a grand voyage from Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale in 2022 aboard Zaandam.

The 27-night itinerary will depart Cape Town on November 23rd, 2022 and bounce up the West African coast initially, before crossing the Atlantic via Cape Verde and Puerto Rico to end the cruise in Florida. Prices start at U… read more

  • Flights

Europe Flag Gambians raise concern over 45-Day Schengen Visa processing at EU embassies

Gambian Schengen visa applicants have voiced concerns over the prolonged period of visa processing at EU embassies.

The Point has learned that short-term visa applicants from The Gambia now have to wait for almost 50 days to receive their travel documents from European embassies like Germany.

The processing of visa docu… read more

  • Destinations

AA Travenews Destination West Africa Project set for launch September 24

The initiators of Destination West Africa Project (DWAP), the duo of Goge Africa; Isaac Moses and Nneka Isaac–Moses, have announced plans to present the project to the public on September 24, 2022, at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.

Aside Goge Africa, the new project, which is powered by a number of organisations an… read more

  • Cruise

Cruise Holland America Holland America to return to Africa in 2023 for circumnavigation of continent

Holland America Line will reprise its African circumnavigation voyage in 2023 with a 73-night cruise around the entire continent.

The Grand Africa Voyage will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 10th, 2023 and visit 26 ports in 22 countries and territories, including four overnight calls.

The shore excursions in destina… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Airbus African airlines will need 1,100 new aircraft by 2040 (Airbus)

Airbus is participating in the Aviation Africa Air Show, which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 12 to 13 September 2022. On the sidelines of this event, the European aircraft manufacturer presented its forecasts for African air transport over the next two decades.

The total fleet of African airlines will double in 20 years. … read more

  • Flights

Italy Neos Neos returns to Mauritius after a 6-year absence

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Italian tour operator Alpitour S.p.A, Neos has been offering low-cost flights to major holiday destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas since 2002.

Neos will return to Mauritius on 20 December 2022. From that date, the Italian carrier will offer 1 weekly flight (Tuesday) bet… read more

  • Travel-tech

Tanzania Zanzibar – Africa’s newest tech hub

Daniel Yu, founder and CEO of Wasoko – a B2B e-commerce platform that connects informal retailers to manufacturers of consumer goods – recently announced that he and the bulk of the company’s tech team has relocated to Zanzibar. Wasoko is a founding partner of an initiative called Silicon Zanzibar, which aims to promote the semi-autonomous group… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Senegal Dakar int'l airport: passenger traffic already exceeds pre-COVID-1 figures

In its forecasts, Dakar Blaise International Airport (AIBD) is aiming for a 25% growth in 2022, compared to its performance in 2019. The facility seems to be on the right track, given its achievements in the first half of the year.

Dakar Blaise International Airport has turned the page on the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of passenger … read more

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