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Ethiopian partners with IDC to launch Zambia Airways
30-11-2021 | 11:11:00
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, announced it has finalized preparations for the launch of Zambia’s National Carrier in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
[RDC] L'AfDB accorde 99 millions de dollars pour l’aménagement de la route Bukavu-Goma
29-11-2021 | 09:11:00
Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé l’octroi de 99,39 millions de dollars américains à la République démocratique du Congo pour la réalisation du Projet d’aménagement de la route Bukavu-Goma.
L’OMS se tient aux côtés des pays africains et lance un appel pour que les frontières restent ouvertes
29-11-2021 | 07:14:00
Alors qu’un nombre croissant de pays imposent des interdictions de vols aux pays d’Afrique australe en raison des inquiétudes suscitées par le nouveau variant Omicron, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) appelle les pays à agir conformément à la science et au Règlement sanitaire international (2005).
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: A 5G promise looms, global trade predictions show winning numbers
26-11-2021 | 12:12:00
Nigeria’s tactic is one of sharpening the sectors that have shown promise (such as technology, agriculture and banking) while throwing resources at those that have been in a work-in-progress mode for years.
Kenya Airways and South African Airways sign strategic partnership framework
24-11-2021 | 15:04:00
Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), signed a Strategic Partnership Framework with South African Airways (SAA), a key milestone towards co-starting a Pan African Airline Group by 2023.
Toronto-based mobility startup Treepz expands to East Africa, acquires Uganda's Ugabus
23-11-2021 | 15:36:00
In a bid to digitize the public transportation system and provide safer, reliable and comfortable commute options across Africa, Toronto-based shared mobility company Treepz, announced its acquisition of a similar Ugandan bus company Ugabus.
Brussels Airlines confirms its position in the African market with a new brand identity
19-11-2021 | 07:25:49
Brussels Airlines unveiled a new brand identity, confirming its position in the market as Belgium’s home carrier and the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group.
Radisson Hotel Group debuts its third brand in Morocco
18-11-2021 | 07:30:00
Radisson Hotel Group and REALITES Groupe announced the signing of Lincoln Casablanca, a Radisson Collection Hotel, debuting Radisson Hotel Group’s third brand in Morocco.
Ethiopian, Boeing sign MoU for B787 landing gear exchange
17-11-2021 | 13:08:00
At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopian Airlines to help the airline bring cost savings to its maintenance operations with Boeing's 787 landing gear exchange program.
Brand Africa launches “Best Places in Africa” for tourism, investment and citizen mobilisation
17-11-2021 | 07:45:00
Brand Africa launched “Brand Africa | Africa’s Best Places,” the pan-African initiative to recognize and rank the best places for tourism, investment and citizen mobilisation in Africa.
Emirates reintroduces services to Algiers, extends African network to 21 cities
12-11-2021 | 09:09:00
Emirates announced the reintroduction of its flights to Algiers, Algeria, as of 9 November. Flights from Dubai to Algiers will operate twice a week. The resumption of flights to Algiers boosts Emirates’ African network to 21 destinations.
UNWTO partners with AFRAA to strengthen Africa's tourism and travel sector
22-10-2021 | 15:28:14
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to strengthen the relationship between the aviation and tourism sector in Africa.
Radisson Hotel Group set to double its West and Central Africa portfolio by 2025
22-10-2021 | 08:04:29
Radisson Hotel Group has identified West & Central Africa as key markets in its African development strategy, growing its portfolio from one hotel in 2008 to the current portfolio of 25 hotels in operation and under development.
Ethiopian Airlines partners with Aero HygenX for deployment of autonomous UV-C disinfecting solution
20-10-2021 | 11:48:00
Ethiopian Airlines and Aero HygenX signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a plan for fleetwide deployment and regional marketing of Aero HygenX’s autonomous UV-C light disinfecting robot.
South African carrier Airlink partners with Discovery Vitality to offer customers 75% discount on local and regional flights
20-10-2021 | 09:04:57
From next year, Airlink and Discovery Vitality customers are in line for discounts of up to 75% on local and regional flights as a result of a new partnership which sees Airlink join Discovery’s Vitality Travel platform.
Rwanda diversifies its tourism offerings as part of COVID-19 recovery strategy
13-10-2021 | 12:15:00
Rwanda has been diversifying its tourism industry as it looks to recover economically from the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Le Fonds Africain de développement octroie plus de $10 millions pour l'agricole et le tourisme
12-10-2021 | 18:34:00
Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un don de 10,7 millions de dollars américains à Sao Tomé-et-Principe pour la mise en œuvre de la première phase de l’Initiative Zuntámon
Ethiopian inks partnership with AccessRail to provide intermodal transportation
07-10-2021 | 08:27:00
Ethiopian Airlines has signed Codeshare and Interline Agreement with AccessRail to widen connectivity options for its passengers destined to Western Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavian, Japan and Canada.
RwandAir and Qatar Airways seal milestone codeshare agreement
06-10-2021 | 09:56:47
RwandAir and Qatar Airways have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travelers more choice, enhanced service, and greater connectivity to more than 65 destinations across Africa and the rest of the world.
IATA intervenes to rebuild South Africa’s tourism industry
05-10-2021 | 09:15:00
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the South African government to step up its support for the air transport industry to facilitate the recovery of industries supported by aviation such as travel and tourism.
Condor launches flights to Mauritius, Seychelles and Maldives
05-10-2021 | 09:06:00
Condor announced it has launched flights to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives, three of the most popular destinations in the Indian Ocean.
Boeing appoints Kuljit Ghata-Aura as President for Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa
01-10-2021 | 15:33:00
The Boeing Company announced the appointment of Kuljit Ghata-Aura as the new president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), excluding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, effective September 30 2021.
Etihad launches flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Zanzibar
01-10-2021 | 15:22:00
Etihad Airways announced three new quarantine-free destinations for the coming winter season. This November, the airline will begin flying to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, and the beautiful Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.
United Airlines partners with Airlink to connect customers between the U.S. and Southern Africa
29-09-2021 | 09:16:00
United Airlines and Airlink, a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
United Airlines to begin flights between Washington D.C. and Lagos Nigeria in November
21-09-2021 | 10:15:00
United Airlines announced that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval). The airline will operate three weekly flights connecting the U.S. capital to Nigeria's largest city.
Accor expands luxury footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa with Fairmont in Djibouti
21-09-2021 | 07:46:00
Accor, a world augmented hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is adding a new flagship property to its portfolio in Africa with Fairmont Djibouti.
EABC-EATP sign agreement to champion growth of the EAC tourism sector
17-09-2021 | 10:16:12
The East African Business Council and East African Tourism Platform have signed a memorandum of understanding geared to market the EAC bloc as a single and most attractive tourist destination.
Ethiopian unveils convenient digital options for economy travelers
02-09-2021 | 08:00:38
Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new digital option dubbed My Sheba Space, to enable economy class travelers purchase one or more empty seats on board to get extra space and relax.
[Interview] Antonio Loureiro, Founder, A Cozinha, Portugal
01-09-2021 | 12:12:00
António Loureiro, together with his wife, Isabel, started the restaurant A Cozinha in Portugal in 2016. Fiercely committed to sustainability and zero waste, A Cozinha was recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world.
[Namibia] Safari Hotels & Conference Centre in Windhoek joins Accor’s portfolio
31-08-2021 | 09:31:00
Safari Hotels & Conference Centre, a prominent two-hotel complex in Windhoek, has become the first property in Namibia to join Accor’s  portfolio.
Emirates partners with Cemair to connect six more destinations in South Africa
24-08-2021 | 14:25:00
In a move to support the ramp up of operations after boosting its passenger services to South Africa, Emirates signed an interline agreement with Cemair that opens up connections to six more destinations in South Africa.
Emirates and Airlink expand partnership, seal codeshare agreement in South Africa
20-08-2021 | 15:33:00
Emirates and Airlink announced the expansion of their existing partnership into a unilateral codeshare agreement, giving travellers to and from South Africa convenient access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations across 12 African countries.
Rossiya Airline begins flights to Egyptian resorts from Sheremetyevo International Airport, Russia
20-08-2021 | 14:49:00
Rossiya Airline (Aeroflot Group), in partnership with tour operator Biblio-Globus, resumed scheduled flights to popular Egyptian resorts from Sheremetyevo International Airport.
NAS signe un partenariat avec Abbott afin de faciliter les déplacements transfrontaliers
10-08-2021 | 20:34:00
National Aviation Services (NAS) va assister les autorités locales pour le déploiement du dispositif de test rapide développé par Abbott ‘’Panbio ™ COVID-19 Ag’’ ainsi que son système de test de soins moléculaires ID NOW™.
Radisson Hotel Group announces16th hotel in South Africa with signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg
10-08-2021 | 16:16:57
Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg as part of the Group’s expansion plan in South Africa.
NAS partners with Abbott to facilitate cross-border travel across Africa and the Middle East
10-08-2021 | 15:43:00
National Aviation Services (NAS) signed an agreement to partner with global healthcare company, Abbott, to drive the implementation of Covid-19 rapid testing solutions at major airports and transborder lounges across the African continent.
SITA passenger self services land at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia
05-08-2021 | 10:12:00
SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport (ADD).
Radisson Hotel Group expands Moroccan presence with opening of four hotels
30-07-2021 | 08:58:40
Radisson Hotel Group announced the extension of its Moroccan footprint with the opening of four hotels in beloved tourist destinations Al Hoceima, Taghazout Bay, and Saïdia.
Radisson Hotel Group debuts in Djibouti
21-06-2021 | 14:55:00
Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Djibouti. The hotel marks the Group’s entry into the country and brings its East African portfolio to 18 hotels and over 2700 rooms.
NAS awarded airport lounge tender for new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Zambia
16-06-2021 | 14:10:00
National Aviation Services (NAS), airport services provider, and NAC2000 Corporation have been awarded a tender to operate an airport lounge in the new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia.
Uber appoints Saad Pall as new General Manager for Middle East and North Africa
02-06-2021 | 08:21:00
Saad will lead the next phase of growth for Uber’s ride-sharing business across the region, bringing 15 years of strategy & marketing experience from the U.S., Singapore and Pakistan.
[South Africa] Airlink's city to bush-lodge flights open for sale
12-05-2021 | 16:49:00
Airlink, the independent Southern African regional airline, will restart its safari lodge air transfer service effective 1 July 2021.
Fitch affirms Morocco at 'BB+' with a Stable Outlook
06-05-2021 | 07:57:18
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Morocco's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BB+' with a Stable Outlook.
Bolt has launched new car renting service
06-05-2021 | 07:46:00
Bolt has launched 'Bolt Drive' a new car renting service that allows customers to rent a car for short periods of time using the Bolt app.
[Kenya] Bolt Partners with NTSA to Supports Boda Boda Rider Training Program
03-05-2021 | 08:05:20
Bolt is partnering with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the National Youth Service (NYS) to support the National Boda Boda riders training program launched in February 2021.
UNWTO, IATA collaborate on Destination Tracker to restore confidence in travel
29-04-2021 | 15:42:00
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel.
[Nigeria] Suntrust Bank launches loan scheme for women
29-04-2021 | 11:11:00
SunTrust Bank has launched the Small and Medium Enterprises product loan for women in the logistics business tagged Women on Wheels (WOW).
Russia’s S7 Airlines launches direct flights from Moscow to Casablanca, Morocco
27-04-2021 | 16:35:00
In accordance with the permission of the Federal Air Transport Agency, S7 Airlines has launched sales for direct weekly flights from Moscow to Casablanca, Morocco, effective April 30th.
EAC member states join CommonTrust Network on health data for global travel
16-04-2021 | 08:52:12
As countries seek to relax border restrictions, quarantines and lock-downs, they need a more reliable, trustworthy and efficient way to validate the health status of incoming travelers.
Zemen Bank and Mastercard launch Ethiopia’s first contactless Platinum Mastercard Prepaid Travel Card
15-04-2021 | 15:14:14
Zemen Mastercard prepaid travel cards will enable cardholders to use cards with either of the two major currencies, namely U.S. Dollars and Euros, based on their travel destination.
Alstom puts into service the Samalut Sector of the Beni Suef Assuyt railway line in Egypt
09-04-2021 | 08:40:54
Alstom announced it successfully installed and commissioned its SIL 4 signaling Electronic Interlocking SYSTEM, including a support system and SCADA that supervises and controls different subsystems.
AfDB extends €145m loan to bolster railway safety and reliability in Egypt
06-04-2021 | 12:56:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), approved a loan of €145 million to finance reliability and performance upgrades to the country’s rail system under the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP).
Free trade bloc can be a game changer for African people and business
29-03-2021 | 09:45:00
The success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) hinges on the ability of African firms to understand and capitalize on the trade related opportunities offered by the AfCFTA
[Morocco] Air Arabia to Launch five new France-Morocco air routes
17-03-2021 | 10:51:36
The low-cost airline Air Arabia Maroc has announced the launch of five new air connections between France and Morocco.
Wego launches ShopCash, an online shopping cashback rewards app for the MENA Market
10-03-2021 | 14:12:00
Wego, the online travel marketplace across the MENA region, announced the launch of ShopCash, an online shopping cashback and deal discovery app for Middle East consumers.
EGYPTAIR Tourism, Duty Free Co. land cloud contract with IBM
10-03-2021 | 13:37:00
IBM, EGYPTAIR Tourism and Duty Free Co. announced a new agreement in which the airline will leverage IBM Cloud to scale and modernize EGYPTAIR Duty Free back-end operations and host its SAP Travel Retail System.
Accor, Expedia join forces to expand UNESCO sustainability pledge into 96 countries
10-03-2021 | 08:34:00
Expedia Group, the global travel platform and Accor, a world hospitality group, in conjunction with UNESCO, are joining forces to further extend the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.
DHL Industrial Projects transports 676 passenger coaches from Hungary to Egypt
03-03-2021 | 14:31:00
DHL Industrial Projects, is supporting Dunakeszi Járműjavító Kft with the transport of the largest order of rolling stock in the history of Hungary. In total, 676 coaches are being transferred from the production site in Dunakeszi, Hungary, to Egypt.
Comair resumes Johannesburg, Harare flights
23-02-2021 | 12:27:00
British Airways operated by Comair, South Africa’s premium full-service airline, announced the reopening of bookings for daily regional flights between Johannesburg and Harare.
Airlink launches new West Coast route connecting Cape Town with Walvis Bay, Namibia
16-02-2021 | 13:59:00
Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will launch a convenient new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, commencing on 02 March 2021.
Ethiopia receives WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp
10-02-2021 | 13:55:00
Ethiopia is the latest destination to be awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp, following major steps implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism last year.
Startup studio 1888EC partners with Mastercard Foundation to create digital solutions for tourism sector in Ethiopia
09-02-2021 | 13:09:00
Startup studio 1888EC announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to create Ethiopia's first travel and leisure platform aimed at creating digital solutions and job opportunities within the contry's tourism sector.
[Kenya] Safaricom collaborates with Forward Travelers to offer digital fare collection solution to commuters
02-02-2021 | 16:27:31
The service is powered by Simple Fare, a mobile and financial integration technology developed by Netcen Interactives. Simple Fare enables a commuter to pay fare through Lipa Na M-PESA with the payment immediately reflecting to the bus crew’s phones.
ALYI's first rideshare electric motorcycles to go into service by July in Kenya
02-02-2021 | 07:42:19
Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI), announced finalizing plans for its first rideshare electric motorcycles to go into service by July of this year. ALYI has an order to deliver 2000 electric motorcycles in Kenya to be deployed into the motorcycle taxi (boda) market.
American Farm Bureau seeks for exemption of farm labor from South Africa travel ban
29-01-2021 | 10:21:17
The American Farm Bureau Federation is asking the Biden administration to exempt farm labor from its recent proclamation suspending travel from several countries due to COVID-19 concerns. The ban includes guest workers from South Africa.
Futuregrowth buys stake in Thebe Tourism Group, South Africa
29-01-2021 | 09:56:00
Asset Manager Futuregrowth has put its vote of confidence in the tourism industry by buying a significant stake in Thebe Tourism Group in South Africa.
Over 100 million global Travel & Tourism jobs could be recovered in 2021, WTTC
22-01-2021 | 07:34:00
More than 100 million jobs could return to the global Travel & Tourism sector during 2021, as the world recovers from the crippling COVID-19 pandemic, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Qatar Airways resumes flights to Cairo, Egypt
20-01-2021 | 14:40:00
Qatar Airways resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt with a daily service. QR1301 departed Hamad International Airport to Cairo International Airport at 15:15 local time and landed at its destination at 17:40 local time.
DHL Express purchases eight additional Boeing 777 freighters
18-01-2021 | 10:32:45
DHL Express, world’s express service provider together with Boeing announced that the global logistics company placed an order for an additional eight new Boeing 777 freighters.
Siemens Mobility signs MoU to install high-speed rail system in Egypt
18-01-2021 | 10:16:19
The National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility signed an MoU to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed rail transportation system.
Acrow provides modular steel bridges to restore transportation lifelines in Mozambique
15-01-2021 | 09:02:00
Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announced it has provided 26 modular steel bridges to the National Road Administration of Mozambique, to restore vital transportation routes damaged by cyclones in 2019.
Egypt launches EBRD-UNWTO tourism recovery assistance package
14-01-2021 | 07:40:53
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), joined forces to support countries that are among the most dependent on tourism for jobs and economic growth.
AFRAA appoints Raphael Kuuchi as new Director Government, Legal and Industry Affairs
07-01-2021 | 14:12:00
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) appointed Raphael Kuuchi as Director Government, Legal and Industry Affairs in Consulting capacity effective 01 January 2021.
EBRD loans $12m to Al Dau Al Haram to support tourism sector in Egypt
06-01-2021 | 08:14:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is breaking fresh ground with a $12 million loan to Al Dau Al Haram for Hotel Operations for the regeneration of a brownfield site into a Hyatt Regency hotel in Egypt.
IATA appoints Al-Awadhi as new Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East
05-01-2021 | 14:03:00
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Kamil H. Al-Awadhi as its Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East, effective 1 March 2021.
EIB, Arab Republic of Egypt partner to support urban transport in Alexandria and Cairo
05-01-2021 | 07:44:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Arab Republic of Egypt signed a €1.128 billion agreement to support investments in the rehabilitation and expansion of metro and tram systems in Alexandria and Cairo.
Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%, UNWTO
22-12-2020 | 07:48:00
According to the latest tourism data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), destinations welcomed 900 million fewer international tourists between January and October when compared with the same period of 2019.
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, partners launch Mawingu Mountain Bongo Sanctuary in Kenya
16-12-2020 | 09:42:00
The Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy (MKWC) joined hands with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, and other key stakeholders to launch the Mawingu Mountain Bongo Sanctuary, an 800 acre indigenous forest area on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
[Kenya] Gor Mahia’s digital supporters trust partners with BuuPass on digital travel solutions
11-12-2020 | 09:05:23
GMAF DIRECT, Gor Mahia’s digital supporters trust has entered into a pioneering project with BuuPass, a digital marketplace for travelers across Kenya.
Leep Africa develops Leep Connect, world’s first mobile IOT hotspot network
09-12-2020 | 13:30:00
Leep Africa, a Johannesburg-based South African company, has developed the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) mobile hotspot network.
Accor Middle East & Africa expands with addition of India and Turkey
23-11-2020 | 14:31:46
Accor, world-leading augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region.
O-CITY enters Kenya to drive contactless payments across Matatu bus service
19-11-2020 | 14:42:22
O-CITY, the automated fare collection provider by BPC, announced its initiative to drive contactless payments across bus services in Nairobi, Kenya.
Airlink launches new route connecting South Africa and Tanzania
18-11-2020 | 10:45:43
Airlink, the privately-owned and independent regional airline, has opened reservations for flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, which will commence on 1 December 2020.
Airlink launches new route to connect South Africa and DRC
18-11-2020 | 10:37:38
Airlink, the privately-owned and independent regional airline, will connect South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when it launches its new scheduled passenger flights between Johannesburg and Lubumbashi on 30 November 2020.
World Bank provides additional financing for Morocco’s urban transport sector
04-11-2020 | 07:31:00
The World Bank approved $150 million in additional financing for Morocco’s Urban Transport Program, which started in 2015, to strengthen the country’s capacity to offer quality service in public transport.
BIDTravel and Sabre power digital transformation across Africa
29-10-2020 | 09:22:00
Sabre Corporation, software and technology company powering the global travel industryannounc ed the signing of a long-term, technology agreement with BIDTravel.
[Kenya] Bolt upgrades security features to ensure safer rides across the country
28-10-2020 | 10:55:05
Bolt, on-demand transportation platform in Africa has up-scaled security and safety features on the platform to improve safety and well-being of passengers, riders and drivers during a Bolt trip.
UNWTO, ITC collaborate to strengthen coastal tourism in Liberia
22-10-2020 | 13:55:00
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and UNWTO are collaborating in a project on developing the tourism sector in Liberia with a focus on surf tourism in the Robertsport destination.
USAID, Ethiopian partner to source food from local farmers for in-flight meals
21-10-2020 | 14:34:00
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.
Emirates expands reach in Southern Africa via interline agreement with Airlink
21-10-2020 | 13:42:55
Emirates and Airlink have announced an interline agreement, widening Emirates’ reach into Southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers.
Ryanair resumes flights to Morocco
12-10-2020 | 12:58:00
Low-cost airline Ryanair is set to resume flights in and out of Morocco.
Looming cash crisis threatens airlines, IATA
08-10-2020 | 10:47:00
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 (almost $13 billion/month or $300,000 per minute), despite the restart of operations.
UNWTO, IATA sign agreement to restore confidence in international aviation
08-10-2020 | 10:25:00
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as the two parties work together to restart global tourism.
World Bank confirms economic downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery
08-10-2020 | 08:45:00
Driven by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to fall to -3.3 percent in 2020, pushing the region into its first recession in 25 years, according World Bank's latest regional economic analysis.
Ethiopian unveils COVID-19 global insurance cover
02-10-2020 | 15:55:00
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Largest Aviation Group in Africa announced it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 1st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021.
Addressing youth unemployment in Ghana needs urgent action, report
30-09-2020 | 08:47:00
A new World Bank report identifies agribusiness, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, construction, tourism and sports as key sectors that can offer increased employment opportunities for Ghanaian youth.
Emirates resumes flights to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mauritius
29-09-2020 | 11:23:00
Emirates announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1 October), Cape Town (1 October), Durban (4 October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); and Mauritius (3 October).
UNWTO launches comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker
28-09-2020 | 09:02:54
As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism.
Ethiopian to resume flight to Johannesburg, Cape Town
24-09-2020 | 09:29:00
With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian announced it will restart scheduled commercial flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town as of 01 October 2020.
OPEC Fund approves $100m for operations in developing countries
24-09-2020 | 09:16:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) approved $100 million in new funding to support development operations in Burundi, Nicaragua and Ghana.