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DIGITALISATION OF AFRICA’S AIRPORTS IS THE KEY TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Critical airport worker and capacity shortfalls in Africa that threaten to keep flights and passengers grounded and impede the continents’ economic recovery can be rapidly and affordably addressed with the adoption of trusted, secure cloud-based solutions, according to SITA, the air transport industry IT and communications systems provider. Recent experiences in the UK, Australia and other […]

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FASTJET ENTERS BOTSWANA

The Zimbabwean subsidiary of the Fastjet Group continues its regional expansion by adding Botswana to its network. From 30 June, Fastjet will offer four daily flights [Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday] between Victoria Falls and Maun in northwestern Botswana.  The frequency will be tri-weekly between 7 and 21 September 2022. The route will be operated without competition by […]

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MALAWI INTRODUCES NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELLERS

Malawi is lifting the mandatory Covid-19 PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated incoming travellers. This is according to a press statement by the country’s Presidential Task Force on Corona Virus, issued on 19 May 2022. The new entry regulations become effective on 01 June 2022. The following will be travel requirements for incoming travellers: all incoming travellers […]

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AFRICA’S TRAVEL INDABA GIVES US CONFIDENCE OF QUICK REBOUND– TOUGHA PRESIDENT

Having led over 20 Ghanaian tour operators to the 2022 Africa’s Travel Indaba (ATI 2022), President of the Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), Mrs. Alisa Osei-Asamoah has stressed her satisfaction at the platform the event provided to create business linkages. TOUGHA members took part in key engagements such as the CEOs Breakfast Meeting, South […]

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ZAMBIA APPOINTS THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO TAZARA

Zambia Ministry of Transport has appointed the new Board of Directors for the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) after the dissolution of the previous one in October 2021. The move follows the Cabinet sitting on 3rd May 2022 which approved the appointment of the new Members of the Board in accordance with Part IV Section 11 of the Tanzania-Zambia […]

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BOTSWANA: AIR BOTSWANA RESUMES FLIGHTS TO ZAMBIA & ZIMBABWE

Botswana’s state-owned national flag carrier, Air Botswana, resumes scheduled flights between Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone, Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE) in Harare and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka on 06 May 2022. The airline initially operates two weekly direct flights on Fridays and Sundays and is planning to increase frequencies to three weekly flights as demand builds up. Air Botswana deploys its Embraer 170 jet to […]

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC RECOVERY CONTINUES IN MARCH SAYS IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for March 2022 demonstrating that the recovery of air travel continues. Impacts from the conflict in Ukraine on air travel demand were quite limited overall while Omicron-related effects continued to be confined largely to Asian domestic markets. Total traffic in March 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers […]

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AFRICA TRAVEL INDABA GETS UNDERWAY

While undergoing difficult circumstances, the tourism sector continues to be resilient, says Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. “I know I have said numerous times before, but I will say it again, the tourism sector is incredibly resilient, and us being here today is testament to that,” Sisulu said. Speaking at the Africa Travel Indaba underway in […]

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AFRICA TURNS TO E-VISAS TO PROP UP TOURISM, ATTRACT SKILLED WORKERS

Close to half of all countries in Africa have activated online processing of visas, with some countries opening access to more than 180 nationalities to lure more tourists from within and outside Africa. South Africa, the latest to offer digital travel documents, is also keen on attracting skilled migrants after tightening its immigration rules. More […]

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EUROWINGS DISCOVER NOW ALLOWED TO OFFER TICKETS BETWEEN WINDHOEK VICTORIA FALLS

The Lufthansa Group has obtained fifth freedom rights, which enables its customers to purchase tickets on the regional tag flight between Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek, Namibia, and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. These flights are operated by Eurowings Discover, Lufthansa Group’s long-haul leisure airline, which operates three weekly flights between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Frankfurt, Germany, and Victoria Falls via Windhoek. In commercial aviation, a fifth freedom right allows an airline from one […]

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