Route Planning & Tourism

Air Malta to recommence flights to Tunis

Posted 25 April 2017

Air Malta is to start new scheduled services to Tunis from June 26.

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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Posted 25 April 2017

Tourism can be a key driver of the growth and economic diversification for the Middle East and North Africa region concluded the 2017 Ministerial Forum organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the

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Afriqiyah serves Benghazi for first time in four years

Posted 18 April 2017

Afriqiyah has conducted its first commercial service to the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, April 10, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Mauritius to start seasonal operations to Geneva

Posted 17 April 2017

Air Mauritius announces that it will operate one direct weekly flight to Geneva during part of the Northern Winter period which corresponds to the peak season.

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Ethiopian signs codeshare agreement with Air Europa

Posted 12 April 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Europa, with immediate effect.

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Air Arabia Maroc to launch flights from Manchester to Agadir

Posted 10 April 2017

Air Arabia Maroc will launch flights from Manchester to Agadir this winter.

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Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines expand codeshare agreement

Posted 7 April 2017

Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of June 1, 2017.

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Royal Air Maroc flights from Manchester Airport commence

Posted 7 April 2017

Royal Air Maroc's direct non-stop service from Manchester Airport to Casablanca has officially launched, with the inaugural flight taking place on Tuesday 4 April.

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A new regional route for Corsair International

Posted 6 April 2017

Corsair International confirms its ambition to develop regional air transport in Indian Ocean with a new route between La Réunion and Madagascar.

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Air Seychelles launches flights to German city of Düsseldorf

Posted 1 April 2017

Captained by Seychellois pilots Nicole Chang Leng and Christophe Larue, the flight was operated by an Airbus A330 named after Silhouette, an island lying 20 km northwest of Mahé in the Seychelles.

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Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways to revamp codeshare services

Posted 29 March 2017

Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways have entered into an expanded codeshare agreement, signed on October 01, 2016 and projected to be effective as of 2017 summer season.

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Oman Air launches four weekly flights to Nairobi

Posted 29 March 2017

Oman Air has launched its new four times weekly flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

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Oslo intensifies African connections by adding Addis Ababa to its route

Posted 28 March 2017

Avinor's Oslo Airport has announced the addition of Addis Ababa to its route network with new airline partner Ethiopian Airlines.

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ASKY Airlines confirms Southern African debut for early 2Q17

Posted 27 March 2017

ASKY Airlines has confirmed it will make its Southern African debut early during the next quarter, reports ch-aviation.

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ASKY to add nonstop service between Lomé and Johannesburg

Posted 24 March 2017

ASKY is to add a new nonstop service between Lomé and Johannesburg effective 8 April 2017.

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Ethiopian Airlines adds three new destinations

Posted 22 March 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to launch flights to three new destinations – Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo – within three days, 26-28 March 2017.

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Kenya Airways to launch direct flights to Victoria Falls

Posted 22 March 2017

Kenya Airways will start a direct flight between Nairobi and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on May 1, 2017.

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A new Air France service to Accra

Posted 1 March 2017

Air France has inaugurated its new Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Accra (Ghana) route.

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EgyptAir Training Center collaborates with Togo airlines

Posted 27 February 2017

EgyptAir Training Center has welcomed the Togolese Minister of Transport and his delegation on a tour of the centre.

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Travelport in new partnership with Astra Travel, Egypt

Posted 23 February 2017

Travelport has announced a new multi-year agreement with Astra Travel, the first dedicated travel management company in Egypt. Established in 1990, Astra Travel provides integrated travel services as well as event management

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Kenya Airways to launch direct flights to Victoria Falls

Posted 21 February 2017

Kenya Airways will start a direct flight between Nairobi and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on May 18, 2017.

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SAA announces code-share route with Air Seychelles

Posted 20 February 2017

South African Airways (SAA) has announced a new code-share route with Air Seychelles from Seychelles to Durban.

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KLM and Air Mauritius launch joint flights to Mauritius

Posted 17 February 2017

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will introduce a direct flight from Amsterdam to Mauritius in cooperation with Air Mauritius as from October 30th 2017.

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Arik Air drops London and Johannesburg routes

Posted 15 February 2017

Having assumed control of the airline late last week, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) said Arik Air requires over NGN10 billion naira (USD31.7 million at the official bank rate) for it to resume full and uninterrupted

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Turkish PM says flights to Libya to resume

Posted 14 February 2017

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has confirmed Turkish Airlines will resume scheduled passenger flights to Libya following the signing of an agreement between the two countries' governments last week, reports ch-aviation.

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Pegasus Airlines continue to offer British travellers a route to Sharm El Sheikh

Posted 14 February 2017

British travellers wishing to visit the resort of to Sharm El Sheikh can continue to fly with Pegasus Airlines from London Stansted via Istanbul, a route launched in September 2014.

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South African Airways to suspend Abuja service during runway works

Posted 10 February 2017

South African Airways has confirmed it will suspend its thrice weekly Johannesburg O.R. Tambo-Abuja service for the duration of runway works at the Nigerian capital, reports ch-aviation.

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Travel to the USA suffers 6.5% Trump slump

Posted 8 February 2017

President Donald Trump's ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the USA appears to be deterring travellers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys, the travel intelligence analyst,

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Royal Air Maroc launches direct flights to Casablanca from Manchester Airport

Posted 7 February 2017

From Tuesday 28 March, the Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc, will begin operating direct non-stop flights three times per week from Manchester Airport to Mohammed V International Airport.

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RwandAir adds Mumbai and Harare to its network

Posted 3 February 2017

RwandAir is to add services to Harare in Zimbabwe and Mumbai in India from April 1 and 3, 2017.

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Nile Air expand domestic flights to upper Egypt

Posted 1 February 2017

Nile Air has become the first private Egyptian airline to launch domestic services to the Ancient Egyptian cities of Thebes Luxor and Aswan.

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Arik Air boosts B787 order book

Posted 31 January 2017

Nigeria's Arik Air has revised its Boeing order book the, report ch-aviation.

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Cronos Airlines boosts Embraer fleet

Posted 24 January 2017

Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines has wet-leased an ERJ-145 from privately-owned operator National Airways, reports ch-aviation.

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 takes place

Posted 20 January 2017

Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

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Emirates to launch third daily flight to Nairobi

Posted 19 January 2017

Emirates will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya's capital Nairobi from June 1, 2017.

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Africa sees slow but positive increase in tourism

Posted 18 January 2017

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more

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Int'Air Îles granted operations to Mayotte, Réunion

Posted 13 January 2017

Comoros' Int'Air Îles will tentatively commence its Dzaoudzi to La Réunion via Moroni Int'l service from January 23, reports ch-aviation.

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Ethiopian Airlines to add Antananarivo to its network

Posted 12 January 2017

Ethiopian Airlines will add Antananarivo, Madagascar to its network as of 28 March 2017.

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Ethiopian Airlines is to start new flights to Chengdu

Posted 10 January 2017

Ethiopian Airlines is to start new flights to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of June 3, 2017.

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Boeing and GECAS announce order for 75 737 MAXs

Posted 5 January 2017

Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, have announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

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Ethiopian Airlines to launch flights to Jakarta

Posted 26 December 2016

Ethiopian Airlines will start services to Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 2017 using the Boeing 787-800.

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Etihad Airways launches “1,000 Chinese Visitors to Morocco” campaign

Posted 23 December 2016

Etihad Airways has announced the “1,000 Chinese Visitors to Morocco” campaign with Beijing Yougo World International Travel Service Co. Ltd. (Uniway), the largest Chinese tour operator specialising in

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New Air France routes to Marrakech

Posted 21 December 2016

As from 26 March 2017, Air France customers will be able to fly off to Marrakech (Morocco) on board three new weekly flights operated on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle by Airbus A320.

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Precision Air and Etihad Airways in codeshare agreement

Posted 21 December 2016

Etihad Airways has announced that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with Precision Air, Tanzania's leading domestic airline.

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Turkish Airlines launches its first direct services to Zanzibar

Posted 14 December 2016

Turkish Airlines has launched its direct flights between Istanbul and Zanzibar.

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Qatar Airways has added daily flights to the Seychelles

Posted 13 December 2016

Qatar Airways has touches down at at Seychelles International Airport.

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Air Transport agreement between China and the Gabon

Posted 13 December 2016

The President of the Gabonese Republic, Ali Bongo Ondimba has completed a state visit to the People's Republic of China, from 6 to 9 December 2016, at the invitation of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

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Air Algerie to commence summer services to Oran

Posted 13 December 2016

Air Algerie is planning to run a twice weekly Oran-Montréal Trudeau, Canada service during summer of next year, reports ch-aviation.

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Guangzhou direct from Reunion Island as of 12 February 2017

Posted 6 December 2016

Air Austral and Air Madagascar conclude their code-sharing agreement for China.

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Turkish Airlines launches flights to Zanzibar

Posted 4 December 2016

Tanzania becomes Turkish Airlines' 50th destination in Africa with the brand new addition of three weekly return flights to Zanzibar

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Ethiopian Airlines to start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls

Posted 2 December 2016

Ethiopian Airlines will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.

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Egyptair disposes of several A320 and B737 aircraft

Posted 30 November 2016

Egyptair has sold several of its parked Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets, ch-aviation reports.

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Qatar Airways Group chief executive celebrates joint business agreement with Royal Air Maroc

Posted 29 November 2016

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker has marked the airline's first year of a joint business agreement with Royal Air Maroc and its expansion to Marrakech earlier this

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Ethiopian Airlines to commence five weekly flights to Oslo

Posted 28 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines is to commence five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner effective March 26, 2017.

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African Travel Spend expected to rise with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction

Posted 23 November 2016

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the

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EgyptAir starts weekly flight between Tokyo and Luxor

Posted 21 November 2016

EgyptAir has commenced a weekly flight between Tokyo and Luxor in the south of the country.

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Kenya Airways enhances codeshare with Jet Airways

Posted 18 November 2016

Kenya Airways has enhanced cooperation with Jet Airways, to now codeshare on domestic flights in India between Mumbai and New Delhi, and Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.

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UNWTO supports Sudan´s tourism development

Posted 18 November 2016

UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the commitment of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support Sudan's tourism development during his recent official visit to Sudan.

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Sudan Airways domestic flights to be suspended until further notice

Posted 15 November 2016

The Sudan Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has ordered Sudan Airways to suspend all domestic flights until further notice, reports ch-aviation.

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Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation mark their presence at London's WTM

Posted 11 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation have outlined their current achievements and future plans for Ethiopia as a major African tourism destination during a

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Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Juba

Posted 10 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has resumed scheduled flights to Juba, South Sudan, following a four-month suspension, reports ch-aviation.

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Ethiopian to add frequency to Cape Town

Posted 9 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines is set to increase flight frequency to Cape Town to 10 times weekly beginning from December 1st 2016.

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Nigeria's Caverton Helicopters orders another Twin Otter-400

Posted 8 November 2016

Caverton Helicopters has signed a firm order agreement with Viking Air for one DHC-6-400, reports ch-aviaton.

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Colombe Air resumes services

Posted 8 November 2016

Burkina Faso's Colombe Air has resumed commercial passenger flights after a near year-long suspension of operations, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Seychelles to expand in Europe and Indian Ocean in 2017

Posted 4 November 2016

Air Seychelles has announced a major fleet and network expansion that will see the airline introduce a second Airbus A330 aircraft, commence non-stop services to Düsseldorf (Germany) and Durban (South Africa), and

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Air Seychelles expands codeshare with Jet Airways

Posted 4 November 2016

Air Seychelles has significantly boosted its air links to Thailand following an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways.

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Germania Fluggesellschaft commences flights to Sharm El Sheikh

Posted 3 November 2016

Germania Fluggesellschaft has resumed flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.

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Etihad Airways B787-9 lands in to Johannesburg

Posted 2 November 2016

An Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Johannesburg yesterday afternoon after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi.

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Ethiopian begins flying to Moroni, Comoros

Posted 2 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines today begins thrice-weekly services to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.

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Emirates arrives in Guinea

Posted 31 October 2016

Emirates has resumed services between Dubai and Conakry in the Republic of Guinea.

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Ethiopian Airlines assures its Nigerian passengers it will continue its operations to Nigeria

Posted 27 October 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has issued a statement informing its Nigerian passengers that it will continue its scheduled operations to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, despite the recent

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El Oued to scheduled international services this winter

Posted 24 October 2016

Air Algérie will commence international flights out of El Oued, an oasis town located 640 kilometres southeast of Algiers, near the Tunisian border, later this winter, reports ch-aviation.

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Turkish Airlines adds Zanzibar to its network

Posted 24 October 2016

Turkish Airlines continues to "Widen Your World" with the addition of its 293rd destination, Zanzibar (Tanzania).

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Emirates mulling over cutting Nigeria flights

Posted 21 October 2016

Following the withdrawal of flights to Nigeria by United Airlines, other major international carriers may follow suit unless the country's financial restrictions and other cash challenges are resolved.

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A 3rd Weekly flight to South Africa with Air Austral from 9 December 2016

Posted 20 October 2016

Air Austral is pursuing its expansion in the Indian Ocean and has decided to strengthen the commercial ties forged over many years with tourist destinations such as South Africa.

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Qatar Airways to increase UK holidaymakers options to the Seychelles

Posted 19 October 2016

Qatar Airways will provide UK holidaymakers with greater access to the Seychelles with daily flights via Doha starting on December 12, 2016.

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Ethiopian commences services to Dembi-Dolo and Kebri-Dahar

Posted 17 October 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has started thrice weekly services to Dembi-Dolo and Kebri-Dahar.

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Thomas Cook and Condor increase services to Cape Town

Posted 13 October 2016

The UK's Thomas Cook and German airline Condor has commenced direct services between London Gatwick Airport and Frankfurt to Cape Town, to cope with growing demand.

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Ethiopian to increase flight frequency to Seychelles

Posted 13 October 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will add a fifth weekly flight to Seychelles as of December 16, 2016.

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ECAIR Congo resumes domestic flights

Posted 10 October 2016

ECAIR Congo has resumed scheduled domestic flights following a three-month break, reports ch-aviation.

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Air Madagascar to resume flights to China in 2017

Posted 10 October 2016

Air Madagascar is to resume operations to China early next year having suspended them in January owing to low profitability, reports ch-aviation.

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Ethiopian Airlines lands in Windhoek

Posted 7 October 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has commenced services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, as of October 6, 2016.

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Singapore Airlines and Air Mauritius sign codeshare agreement

Posted 6 October 2016

Singapore Airlines and Air Mauritius have signed a codeshare agreement to provide customers more choice and convenience when travelling to Mauritius.

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LATAM Airlines inaugurates service to South Africa

Posted 5 October 2016

The first LATAM Airlines flight to South Africa landed yesterday afternoon at Johannesburg's O. R. Tambo International Airport.

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Hilton expands presence in Nigeria with signing of Hilton Lagos Airport

Posted 5 October 2016

The Hilton has announced the signing of a management agreement with Quality Inspection & Testing Services to open a 350 guest-room and suite hotel at Lagos' Murtala Muhammed International Airport,

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Kulula to increase numbers with Etihad codeshare deal

Posted 3 October 2016

South African low cost carrier Kulula will be increasing its international passengers thanks to a new codeshare deal with Gulf airline, Etihad

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Air Mauritius - Air France agreement to cover 6 additional points in Germany

Posted 3 October 2016

Air Mauritius is extending its network coverage of Germany by 6 additional destinations through its Codeshare Agreement with Air France as from 1 October 2016.

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Qatar Airways' touches down in Windhoek

Posted 29 September 2016

Windhoek, welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar when it landed yesterday.

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SAA adds capacity on its Mauritius route

Posted 29 September 2016

South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity on its Mauritius route, with the introduction of an Airbus A330-200.

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World Routes forum to move to Barcelona for 2017

Posted 28 September 2016

The annual World Routes air service development forum was officially transferred to the city of Barcelona from this year's host Chengdu, China.

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Air France launches its new Paris - Oran route

Posted 26 September 2016

On 25 September 2016, Air France officially launched its new route between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Oran in Algeria.

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Air Seychelles runs scheduled service to Bird Island

Posted 19 September 2016

Air Seychelles has said it will convert its current charter service to Bird Island to a scheduled service after it reached an agreement with the resort, reports ch-aviation.

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Turkish Airlines launches flights to Seychelles

Posted 7 September 2016

Seychelles becomes Turkish Airlines' third Island in the Vanilla Islands Group, with the addition of three weekly return flights to Mahé, Seychelles.

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Air Namibia opens new South African connections

Posted 7 September 2016

Durban's importance as a tourism and business centre has been reinforced with an announcement that Air Nambia will start services to the South African city from Botswana and Namibia at the end of next month.

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Ethiopian to augment flight frequency to Guangzhou

Posted 5 September 2016

Ethiopian Airlines will add a thrice weekly service, on top of its daily flights, to Guangzhou as of October 8, 2016. The airline will operate eleven weekly flights to/from Guangzhou.

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Ethiopian to start services to Windhoek

Posted 30 August 2016

Ethiopian Airlines will commence services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, starting from October 6, 2016.

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Afriqiyah to enter freight market

Posted 30 August 2016

Libya's Afriqiyah is planning to enter the dedicated freighter market, reports ch-aviation.

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Ethiopian to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros

Posted 30 August 2016

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.

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Indian Ocean Commission sees security and greater unity as priorities

Posted 27 August 2016

The newly-appointed Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) says that security will be his priority during his four-year mandate. He also said he hoped the IOC would develop into a fully fledged

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Precision Air resumes flights to Hahaya

Posted 25 August 2016

Tanzania's domestic airline Precision Air has resumed its operations to Hahaya, Comoros.

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Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways to revamp codeshare services

Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways have entered into an expanded codeshare agreement, signed on October 01, 2016 and projected to be effective as of 2017 summer season.

Kenya Airways to launch direct flights to Victoria Falls

Kenya Airways will start a direct flight between Nairobi and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on May 1, 2017.

Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines expand codeshare agreement

Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of June 1, 2017.

Afriqiyah serves Benghazi for first time in four years

Afriqiyah has conducted its first commercial service to the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, April 10, reports ch-aviation.

A new Air France service to Accra

Air France has inaugurated its new Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Accra (Ghana) route.

EgyptAir Training Center collaborates with Togo airlines

EgyptAir Training Center has welcomed the Togolese Minister of Transport and his delegation on a tour of the centre.

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