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Emirates counters Qatar with added A280 destinations

The 20 dollar FastJet fare exposed as mirage

“It is all about making noise, but when you dig deeper you find that it is all a bunch of hog wash, the 20 dollar fare is subject to so much in extras, and those extras demanded when you check in, t

Zimbabwe Tourism Minister calls for leaders to rally support for African...

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe – The Honorable Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Walter Mzembi, said African tourism leaders must join together with one voice to ra

UNWTO encourages ongoing investment in Africa’s tourism markets

Speaking at the Tourism Investment Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR), UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai encouraged companies to continue investing in Africa and its growin

The Africa safari planner revolutionizes travel planning

Boulder, CO – Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA) today announced the release of the Africa safari planner ( www.africasafariplanner.com ), a revolutionary interactive online tool that allows consumers

African Airline Association demands better controls over access of foreign airlines

(eTN) - The African Airline Association (AFRAA) has renewed calls to African government to be more careful when entering into open skies agreements and granting foreign airlines traffic rights, includ

Emirates to link Africa to South America

(eTN) - Come January 2012, according to a source at the Kampala office of the airline, Emirates will offer daily connections from their East African destinations, via Dubai, to Rio de Janeiro and then

Ethiopian secures additional financing for B777s

(eTN) - It was learned overnight that Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has been given approval by the African Development Bank for a co-syndicated secondary loan of US$40million towards the five Boeing B777-20

Aman Resorts set to open its doors in Gabon, West Africa

The world famous Aman Resorts have signed up to open its first African resort in Gabon, in West Africa.

Aviation news: Fly 540’s low airfares rattle Tanzanian competition

(eTN) - The recent introduction of flights between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port city, and Mwanza, the Tanzanian Lake Victoria municipality, has hit the market with a ban, as the fares

Kenya airfare war escalates yet more

UGANDA (eTN) - Overnight news was received from Nairobi that Kenya Airways (KQ) has done a "double" on Fly 540 and other airlines like Jetlink, when it once again used its seemingly deep pockets and l

Aviation news: Ethiopian increases cooperation with Lufthansa

(eTN) - Information received from Addis Ababa indicates that Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Lufthansa (LH) last week signed an initial 5-year deal for the introduction and use of LH’s Lido/Take Off Per

More Dreamliner delays cause anger at Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines

(eTN) - Boeing’s latest delay on the first delivery of the Dreamliner turned into a development nightmare, has caused consternation among the East African airline market leaders Kenya Airways (KQ) a

Aviation news: Egypt Air Juba flight under fire

(eTN) - Travelers returning last weekend to Juba, and having traveled via Cairo to use the Egypt Air flight, which now operates twice a week but first stops over in Khartoum, complained bitterly about

Zambia and Zimbabwe battle for tourists

Victoria Falls is the breathtaking separator between the two countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa.

Aviation news: Air Mauritius gets new aircraft

(eTN) - Information was received last week that Air Mauritius has taken delivery of a French-built, state-of-the-art ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will be deployed on their network with immediate effect.