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  • Flights

Saudi Arabia Saudia Saudia to open new East Africa link

Saudi Arabia and Uganda are set to be connected by nonstop scheduled flights from February with the launch of a new route by Saudia.

The SkyTeam alliance member intends to begin service between its base at Riyadh’s King Khalid International (… read more

  • Destinations

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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  • Flights

UAE Emirates 5 Cities: Emirates begins rebuilding its African network

After pausing flights in December, Dubai-based Emirates has resumed flights from five African countries, including Ghana, Guinea, Angola, Ivory Coast, and Uganda. The airline had suspended flights late last year owing to omicron concerns.

Emirates partially reboots its African network

In a travel advisory posted … 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

Uganda Uganda Airlines How the UAE’s travel ban affects Uganda Airlines

On October 9th, Uganda Airlines launched flights to Dubai International Airport. Staff, passengers, and government officials were all ecstatic following the first landing of flight UR 466 from Entebbe International Airport. Those witnessing the launch hoped that the new service would boost trade, investment, and tourism. However, the incr… read more

  • Destinations

AA Travenews Tourism in East Africa - Unpicked ripe fruit

If there is one thing that East Africa is widely known for, it is definitely its exotic nature scape extending from rivers to lakes, and across the East African Rift Valley. It is with no doubt tourism is one of Tanzania's - indeed East Africa's - major forex earners and contributors to the economy.

Tourism is also one of the major employe… read more

  • Flights

UAE Emirates EK stops accepting travelers from 8 more African Nations

Emirates has added eight more African countries to its travel ban list. The UAE-based carrier will no longer accept travelers originating from Angola, Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Ethiopia. Outbound passenger flights to the aforementioned destinations will not be affected.

The flight ban will come… read more

  • Flights

Uganda Uganda Airlines Mid-Range expansions: Uganda Airlines eyeing Airbus Narrowbodies

Despite having roots that date back to the 1970s, the current incarnation of Uganda Airlines is only three years old, having been founded in January 2018. Therefore, with the world its oyster, the flag carrier of Uganda has its eyes on new aircraft. The operator’s leadership wants these planes to bridge gaps between regional and long-haul routes… read more

  • Destinations

Kenya Magical Kenya Kenya Tourism number records 40% increase

Kenya has recorded a 40.8% growth in tourism numbers with 663,036 visitors in the period (January-October, 2021). Compared to the same period last year  of 470,971 arrivals. The US market recorded the highest arrivals into Kenya with 108,072 visitors contributing 16.3% of the total arrivals. Uganda was  2nd with 59,979 (9.0%), … read more

  • Flights

AA WorldFlight COVID-19: How well have African Airlines recovered?

The big question as to whether Africa could produce its own mega-carrier or an ‘African Airlines Alliance’, like the global alliances of SkyTeam, Oneworld and Star Alliance, appears to be getting a definite response as Kenya Airways signed a Strategic Partnership Framework with South African Airways late November 2021. The airlines describe this… read more

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