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  • Accomodation
  • Conservation & Wildlife

Mantis launches an immersive rhino experience

Conservation-focused hotel group Mantis has recently announced the launch of its Rhino Conservation Experience, which offers travelers a four-day immersion into the world of rhino conservation at Mantis Founders Lodge in South Africa.

The immersive experience includes walking safaris and game drives with Mantis guides, rhino conserv… read more


  • Flights

Air France postpones launch of Maputo service

Air France has confirmed that its new scheduled flights to Maputo, Mozambique will start on December 2, and not at the end of October as originally planned. The route will be operated via Johannesburg where no passengers will disembark, as reported by Airspace Africa.

Air France has an extensive African networkread more


  • Miscellaneous

IATA urges Kenyan Government to reduce PCR test fees to boost travel

“Kenya’s air transport recovery is stalling and requires ongoing support. Among the interventions, we are urging Kenya’s government to reduce the cost of PCR tests for travellers, which, at roughly US$80 each, is significantly higher than the average in Africa,” said Kamil Al Awadhi, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and Middle East.

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  • Flights

South African Airways restarts service with limited route network

South African Airways (SAA) resumed flight operations on Sept. 23, 21 months after it entered South Africa's business rescue process and following an extended grounding related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAA’s first scheduled flight was an early morning take-off on Sept. 23 from Johannesburg (… read more


  • Miscellaneous

IATA slams NANTA, others over criminal BTA practices

IATA has flayed the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) warning it to ask it’s members to desist from criminal acts of issuing air tickets for Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) purposes to individuals who eventually void the tickets after gaining access to foreign exchange a practice called Ticket renting.

IATA described th… read more


  • Attractions

South Africa's first skywalk will be a doozy

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency this month unveiled the God's Window Skywalk project in the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in South Africa. Once complete in 2023, the project will allow visitors to experience one of South Africa's most iconic vistas in an entirely new way.

Located along Mpumalanga's Panorama Route,… read more


  • Flights

ASKY takes delivery of 10th aircraft, increases Abuja flights to daily

ASKY Airlines, the pan African carrier said it would take delivery of its 10th aircraft on October 1, 2021.

The airline in a statement also said that it would on the same date restructures its flight schedule with increased frequencies to most of its current markets, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with a daily … read more


  • Flights

Air Peace takes delivery of its 4th Embraer E195-E2

Air Peace, the first African operator of the Embraer E195-E2, has an order book of 13 aircraft and purchase rights for 17 additional units for a total value of $2.2 billion at list price.

Air Peace's fourth Embraer E195-E2 landed in Abuja on Thursday 23 September at around 2pm, after a two-day journey from the Brazilian ma… read more



  • Flights

Taag Angola Airlines re-launches its Luanda - Kinshasa

Weakened by the health crisis, TAAG Angola Airlines wants to get back to health. The Angolan national airline plans to re-launch all its African services by the end of the year.

Taag Angola Airlines continues to revive its pre-pandemic services. In a recent communiqué to its customers, the Angolan national flagship confirmed the … read more


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