Route Planning & Tourism

Air Mauritius doubles daily flights to Rodrigues

Posted 5 August 2020

Air Mauritius, following their successful resumption of commercial flights on the Rodrigues route on the 1st of July, have from the beginning of this month, added a second daily flight to the Island.

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EgyptAir to resume services to Kuwait

Posted 28 July 2020

EgyptAir will gradually resume its flights between Egypt and Kuwait by 15 weekly flights starting August 1, 2020.

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Rwanda resumes commercial flights

Posted 27 July 2020

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that commercial flights will once again be welcomed back into the East African country from August 1, 2020.

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Emirates resumes services to Nairobi

Posted 27 July 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Nairobi from 2 August.

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Emirates resumes flights to Addis Ababa

Posted 16 July 2020

Emirates will resume services to Addis Ababa from August 1.

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Ethiopian Airlines to resume services to Cameroon

Posted 13 July 2020

Ethiopian Airlines will resumes services to Duala and Yaoundé on a special permit.

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Emirates to resume flights to Dar es Salaam

Posted 9 July 2020

Emirates will resume services to Dar es Salaam from August 1.

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Emirates to re-start flights to Cairo, Tunis, Malé and Khartoum

Posted 29 June 2020

Emirates will re-start passenger flights to Cairo from 1 July, Tunis from 1 July, Malé from 16 July, and Khartoum from 03 July.

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EgyptAir to resume non-stop flights

Posted 25 June 2020

EgyptAir will resume its non-stop flights to more than 29 international destinations starting July 1, 2020.

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Delta returns to Cape Town after 10 year break

Posted 24 June 2020

US carrier Delta is to restart flights to Cape Town with an extension to its route from Atlanta to Johannesburg.

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Equatorial Guinea resumes domestic flights

Posted 15 June 2020

Equatorial Guinea has today resumed its domestic services.

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Tunisia prepares to open the way for international flights

Posted 12 June 2020

Tunisia’s government has announced plans to resume commercial flights to the country and reopen its airspace, land and sea borders on 27 June.

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RwandAir extends temporary suspension of passenger flights

Posted 9 June 2020

As Rwanda’s borders remain closed to passenger flights in order to curb the spread of Covid-19, RwandAir has announced it will extend the temporary suspension of passenger flights until the restrictions are lifted.

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Urgent appeal to international community to support African Travel and Tourism Sector

Posted 6 May 2020

Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support

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Emirates announces limited passenger services in Africa for week ahead

Posted 23 April 2020

Emirates plans to operate passenger services to limited destinations in Africa next week.

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Osprey warns operators to get support on the ground as Africa closes doors

Posted 10 April 2020

While Africa remains the continent least-affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, almost every nation now has confirmed cases of the disease and numbers are increasing. Health experts consider Africa as a

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SAA suspends all regional and international flights

Posted 20 March 2020

South African Airways (SAA) has suspended all regional and international flights until the end of May due to the transmission of COVID-19.

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EgyptAir to continue domestic flights in Egypt

Posted 17 March 2020

EgyptAir has confirmed it will continue its domestic flights in Egypt as well as air freight flights as normal even during the suspension of international flights that starts from next Thursday.

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EgyptAir suspends flights to Saudi Arabia

Posted 9 March 2020

EgyptAir has announced that flights to Saudi Arabian cities are currently suspended, these include Dammam, Qassim, Abha, Jeddah and Medina cities starting from March 9 until further notice.

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AVIATION AFRICA: Krimson launches new Ethiopian travel service

Posted 4 March 2020

Krimson Aviation, the Addis Ababa-based flight support, charter and aviation consultancy launched a new high-end travel service called Krimson Koncierge. at Aviation Africa 2020, the annual meeting for the African

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Air Senegal to launch London Stansted to Dakar direct flights

Posted 25 February 2020

Air Senegal is to launch a direct service operating between London Stansted and Dakar this summer.

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Kenya Airways expands codeshare with Alitalia

Posted 20 February 2020

Kenya Airways has signed an enhanced codeshare agreement with Alitalia (a partner airline in the SkyTeam alliance), creating additional connectivity to the networks of the two airlines, into Africa, Europe, the Far East and South America.

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Ethiopia named ‘one of the most exciting places to visit in Africa’

Posted 14 February 2020

Ethiopia has been named as one of the worlds must see destinations revealed in National Geographic Travellers cool list for 2020.

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Royal Air Maroc and British Airways sign codeshare agreement

Posted 13 February 2020

British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.

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Turkish Airlines adds Malabo to its flight network

Posted 10 February 2020

Turkish Airlines has started its operations to Malabo on February 7, making the capital of Equatorial Guinea its 319th destination.

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RwandAir to temporarily suspend flights to and from Guangzhou

Posted 31 January 2020

RwandAir is to suspend flights with immediate effect between the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and the Chinese city of Guangzhou. The decision will be reviewed later in February.

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EgyptAir suspends flights to china to avoid coronavirus

Posted 30 January 2020

EgyptAir has announced the suspension of its flights from/to Chinese cities.

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Air Austral temporarily suspends flights from Reunion to Canton

Posted 30 January 2020

In light of the coronavirus situation in China, Air Austral has decided to suspend its flights to and from Canton from 8 February to 1 March.

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West Africa sees rapid hotel growth and increased flight connections

Posted 28 January 2020

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Research by APO

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SAA operates new Airbus A350-900 to JFK powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine

Posted 22 January 2020

South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.

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Qatar Airways to add Accra and Luanda to its network

Posted 15 January 2020

Qatar Airways announced during the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020 that it is adding two new African destinations to its network this year.

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Kenya Airways and British Airways expand connectivity between Europe and Africa

Posted 10 January 2020

Kenya Airways has entered an enhanced interline partnership with British Airways on flights for British Airways’ hubs in London Heathrow and Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta

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Etihad Airways to increase flights to Alexandria

Posted 25 December 2019

Etihad Airways will operate its seasonal routes from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria, Egypt, between 25 June to 15 September 2020.

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RwandAir enters partnership with Optiontown

Posted 24 December 2019

RwandAir customers could now save from their ticket purchases due to a new partnership with Optiontown.

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Ethiopian Airlines celebrates first anniversary of flights from the North of England

Posted 19 December 2019

Ethiopian Airlines is marking its one-year anniversary of flights from the North of the UK by donating a rose bush featuring the nation’s famous flowers to four botanical gardens across the North

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Qatar Airways celebrates its Inaugural flight to Gaborone

Posted 18 December 2019

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Gaborone, Botswana, touched down at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on Sunday 15 December.

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United Airlines inaugurates first ever nonstop service between Cape Town and New York

Posted 17 December 2019

United Airlines inaugurated its nonstop three-times weekly service between Cape Town and New York/Newark, its first ever South African route and the first direct air service between the two

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EgyptAir to increase flights to several international destinations in summer 2020

Posted 16 December 2019

EgyptAir will increase its flights to several destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and the Middle East in summer 2020.

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Ethiopian Airlines celebrates one year of flights to Manchester

Posted 16 December 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has marked its one-year anniversary of flying from Manchester Airport to Addis Ababa.

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Cabo Verde Airlines starts route to Porto Alegre

Posted 16 December 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines began regular flights between Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Sal, Cabo Verde.

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Cabo Verde Airlines starts services to Lagos

Posted 10 December 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines has began regular flights to Lagos, Nigeria.

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Cabo Verde Airlines starts services to Washington D. C.

Posted 9 December 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines has commenced regular flights to Washington, D. C.

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Turkish Airlines to increase flights from Marrakesh to Istanbul

Posted 3 December 2019

Turkish Airlines has announced it will increase its services from Marrakesh (RAK) to Istanbul from five flights to seven flights per week as of December 16, 2019.

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Cabo Verde Airlines adds second weekly flight to Boston

Posted 17 November 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines will add a second flight between Cabo Verde and Boston in December.

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Air Senegal launches Dakar hub

Posted 14 November 2019

The Senegalese national airline will launch many new routes in Africa (Nouakchott, Abuja, Lagos, Accra and Casablanca).

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Ethiopian adds Bengaluru to its network

Posted 28 October 2019

Ethiopian Airlines launched a passenger flight to Bengaluru, India on 27 October 2019. There will be four weekly direct flights.

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Air Senegal will launch new routes to Marseille and Barcelona

Posted 22 October 2019

Three weekly A330neo’s flights will be operated from December 12, 2019 to Marseille and Barcelona El Prat Airport.

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RwandAir’s route to Guangzhou gets off to a flying start

Posted 21 October 2019

RwandAir says its new route to Guangzhou is performing ‘beyond expectations’.

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Kenya Airways introduces new Economy Class seat product for its long-haul routes

Posted 16 October 2019

Kenya Airways (KQ) has introduced a new seat product- Economy Comfort, which is set to enhance customer comfort and experience.

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Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

Posted 15 October 2019

Following the recent debut of its flagship A380 aircraft to Cairo, Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week.

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Cabo Verde Airlines enters the Nigerian market

Posted 7 October 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) met with more than 300 Nigerian travel agents in Lagos, following a workshop organised by IATA in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA), which was co-sponsored by Cabo

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Emirates announces its first A380 service to Cairo

Posted 30 September 2019

Emirates will be operating its A380 service to Cairo International Airport on 2 October 2019, making it the first scheduled commercial airline to operate an A380 flight into Egypt.

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Africa is the second fastest growing tourism region in the world

Posted 24 September 2019

Travel and tourism remained one of the key growth drivers of Africa's economy, contributing 8.5% of the GDP in 2018; equivalent to $194.2 billion.

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A soft start to the peak travel period

Posted 9 September 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced slowing global passenger demand growth for July. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 3.6%, compared to the same month in 2018. This was down from 5.1% annual growth recorded

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Qatar Airways adds Luanda to its network

Posted 9 September 2019

Qatar Airways is to launch a new service to Luanda, Angola, starting March 2020.

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Cabo Verde Airlines to start operations to Washington in December

Posted 20 August 2019

Cape Verde Airlines is reinforcing operations in the United States with flights to Dulles International Airport in Washington this December.

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Cabo Verde Airlines adds services to Lagos

Posted 19 August 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines will start flying to Lagos, Nigeria, from December 9.

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Cabo Verde Airlines reinforces its Praia/Lisbon/Praia route

Posted 12 August 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines is reinforcing its Praia/Lisbon/Praia route with the arrival of a Boeing 737-300.

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Ethiopian to launch operations to Beira, Central Mozambique

Posted 12 August 2019

Ethiopian Airlines will launch thrice weekly service to the city of Beira in central Mozambique via Malawi effective September 3, 2019.

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First A320neo in Africa receives warm welcome in Mauritius upon landing

Posted 11 August 2019

Air Seychelles first Airbus A320neo aircraft named ‘Veuve’ has conducted its official flight to Mauritius.

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Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc sign codeshare agreement

Posted 5 August 2019

Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc have concluded a free sale codeshare agreement whereby RJ will market Royal Air Maroc flights, putting RJ’s carrier code on these flights between Casablanca’s Mohammed V International

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Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Lagos route

Posted 2 August 2019

A Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Lagos this morning after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi.

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Turkish Airlines adds Republic of Congo’s Pointe-Noire to its flight network

Posted 1 August 2019

Turkish Airlines has added Republic of Congo’s second biggest city, Pointe-Noire to its flight network as its 58th destination in Africa. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Pointe-Noire

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Ethiopian to expand its service in India adding Bengaluru to its network

Posted 31 July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines will start four weekly passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of October 27, 2019.

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Sharjah Airport receives Air Peace’s inaugural flight

Posted 23 July 2019

Sharjah Airport recently received Air Peace’s inaugural flight from Lagos.

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Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Gaborone

Posted 18 July 2019

Qatar Airways is to launch a new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.

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Etihad Airways recommences flights to Khartoum

Posted 10 July 2019

Etihad Airways will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday, 16 July.

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Ethiopian Airlines to launch flights to Garowe in Somalia

Posted 10 July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines and SKYTRAX are to launch flight to Garowe, Somalia, via Bossaso, Somalia effective 15 July 2019.

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SAA signs agreements with Brazilian airline GOL

Posted 9 July 2019

South African Airways (SAA) has signed codeshare and Frequent Flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol - Linhas Aéreas (GOL).

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Precision Air extends its market presence to Brazil and Mexico

Posted 9 July 2019

Precision Air is partnering with leading GSA representative TAL Aviation, to work together on expanding the airline's presence in Brazil and Mexico.

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Emirates to resume flights to Khartoum

Posted 4 July 2019

Emirates it will resume flights to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from July 8, 2019.

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Ethiopian arrives in Marseille

Posted 3 July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has made its maiden flight to Marseille.

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Turkish Airlines adds Nigeria’s Port Harcourt to its flight network

Posted 26 June 2019

Turkish Airlines has added Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to its flight network as the global carrier’s 56th destination in Africa.

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Etihad Airways to launch seasonal summer flights to Alexandria

Posted 25 June 2019

Etihad Airways will launch seasonal summer flights from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria.

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Guangzhou to join RwandAir’s network in June 2019

Posted 20 June 2019

RwandAir will commence flights to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China, effective 18th June, 2019.

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Royal Jordanian expands codeshare with Qatar Airways to add Nairobi to network

Posted 18 June 2019

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has expanded its existing codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways by adding Nairobi, Kenya, to its network.

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EgyptAir receives its third aircraft B787-9 Dreamliner

Posted 17 June 2019

EgyptAir has received its third aircraft B787-9 Dreamliner as part of a deal for six aircraft that EgyptAir had purchased to join its fleet, all arriving in June and July.

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SAA and Alaska Airlines in partnership

Posted 14 June 2019

South African Airways (SAA) and Alaska Airlines have announced that they have established a new interline partnership, which provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Alaska’s customers traveling between North America and

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Emirates introduces its First-Class cabin in Durban

Posted 14 June 2019

Emirates has introduced its First-Class cabin in Durban today, in conjunction with the airline’s seasonal frequency increase of four additional flights a week, bringing the airline’s award-winning, luxury travel experience to the

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Routes Africa 2019 to be held in Kenya

Posted 13 June 2019

Routes Africa, the intra-Africa route development forum, will this year be hosted by the Kenya Airports Authority.

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Ethiopian adds thrice-weekly flights to JFK

Posted 10 June 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to launch thrice weekly flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan, as of June 17, 2019.

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A new A319 for Air Senegal

Posted 7 June 2019

Air Senegal has just taken delivery of a new Airbus A319 which will serve intra-regional routes such as Abidjan, Cotonou or Conakry.

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Oman Air starts new services to Alexandria

Posted 6 June 2019

Oman Air has commenced direct flights to Egyptian city Alexandria.

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EgyptAir celebrates new service to Washington DC

Posted 5 June 2019

Egypt’s flag carrier has celebrated the inaugural flight to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)connecting between Cairo and Washington aboard the newest aircraft of its fleet B787-900 Dreamliner.

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Air Mauritius starts operations to Seychelles

Posted 1 June 2019

Air Mauritius will be starting operations to Seychelles as from 02 July 2019. The flights will be operated twice weekly by the Airbus A319, offering 16 Business class and 108 Economy class seats.

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Qatar Airways’ Inaugural flight to Rabat touches down

Posted 30 May 2019

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed on Wednesday at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco.

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EgyptAir to resume flights to Abijan

Posted 29 May 2019

EgyptAir will resume services to Abijan, Ivory Coast, on June 20, 2019.

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RwandAir adds Tel Aviv to its route network

Posted 28 May 2019

RwandAir will commence three direct flights a week to Tel Aviv from its Kigali hub starting from June 25,2019.

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EgyptAir and Ukraine International Airlines in codeshare

Posted 23 May 2019

EgyptAir and Ukraine International Airlines have launched their new codeshare partnership.

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Precision Air re-opens its routes to Kahama and Tabora

Posted 16 May 2019

Precision Air’s is resume flights to Kahama and Tabora in Tanzania.

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ExecuJet launches new Tours & Safaris division

Posted 14 May 2019

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is launching ExecuJet Tours & Safaris at We Are Africa, in partnership with one of Africa’s leading safari specialist operators: Luxury Short Safari.

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RwandAir to starts flights to Guangzhou

Posted 13 May 2019

RwandAir will commence flights to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China, effective 18th June, 2019.

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Star Alliance unveils refurbished lounge at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Posted 9 May 2019

Star Alliance has officially completed the refurbishment of its lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport.

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SAA to launch services launches to Guangzhou, China

Posted 7 May 2019

South African Airways (SAA) will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on 18 September 2019.

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Qatar Airways to launch services to Rabat and expand joint agreement with RAM

Posted 2 May 2019

Qatar Airways will launch flights to Rabat, Morocco on 29 May 2019.

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Precision Air strengthens operations in Kilimanjaro region

Posted 30 April 2019

Precision Air has strengthened its operations in Kilimanjaro following the establishment of the mini-hub in the region.

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SAA announces operational changes to flights into Blantyre, Malawi

Posted 25 April 2019

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that due to the closure of the main runway at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, Malawi from 24 April to 24 July 2019, the airline’s operations have been affected.

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Cabo Verde Airlines to enter into partnership with TAAG-Angola Airlines

Posted 23 April 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines has entered a strategic partnership with TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, in a codeshare agreement of flights operated by TAAG between Luanda and Sal.

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Ethiopian to launch flight services to Marseille

Posted 23 April 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019.

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

Posted 18 April 2019

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse.

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