Aviation: ‘Imperatives of strategic partnership for African carriers, industry growth’

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African airlines have been urged to make the most of partnership models in the industry to maximise limited resources, equipment and untapped potential of the sector. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of the Cape Verde Islands’ national carrier, Cabo Verde Airlines, Jens Bjarnason, yesterday said with interline and codeshare agreements could the airlines fully earn the gains of […]

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Aviation: South African Airways Strengthens Service to Ghana With Daily Flights from US

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South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to a daily service effective September 5. SAA will be the only airline to offer daily nonstop flights between the United States of America and Ghana and will offer travelers convenient connections to and from […]

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Aviation: South African Airways issues apology after the forced landing of Ghana-Washington flight

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Africa’s biggest carrier South African Airways (SAA) has rendered an apology to its passengers’ onboard flight SA 209, which was on its way to Dulles International Airport, Washington DC, United States of America, from Johannesburg, via Accra. Following some technical error, the flight was forced to land after the pilot reportedly discovered a mishap. The flight operated in a normal […]

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Tourism: The True Cost Of Travel Visas, South Africans Weigh In On Visa Agony

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Forty nine percent of South African travelers say they consciously select overseas destinations with no visa requirements or those that issue a visa on arrival. More than 900 South Africans responded to a study by online booking site Travelstart.co.za between April and July this year. The results offer insight into the impact visas have on travelers. South African passport holders […]

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News: South African Tourism Impresses with ‘Effizy’ at Accra Weizo

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If you know South African Tourism very well, you would already know that their second name is style. You would also already know that they like ‘showing off’ and that they like making bold statements. So for those who know South African Tourism very well, it wasn’t surprising that they put up an impressive appearance at the just concluded Accra […]

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News: 30 African countries are more peaceful than the United States –Report

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According to the 2018 global peace index rankings, several African countries are ahead of both the United states and United Kingdom in peace ranking scores. Mauritius, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Ghana, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Senegal are all ahead of UK in peace rankings. While for the united states at least 30 African countries are ahead. Western media bias […]

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News: Who is the new Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Nguban?

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has named Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane as the new minister of tourism to replace Derek Hanekom. Until her appointment, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi-Ngubane was the Minister of Science and Technology from 27 February 2018. She was the Minister of Communications from 17 October 2017 to 26 February 2018. She is a Member of Parliament of the African […]

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Tourism: African countries target tourists from the UAE

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Dubai is no doubt one of the world’s top tourism destinations, a city of luxury and culture. But how are African countries strategizing to entice the Emiratis to also explore their tourism havens? The United Arab Emirates experience a surge in temperatures between May and October, soaring to over 40°C. The heat and humidity drive the residents in search of […]

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News: Ethiopian Airlines Academy, bridging manpower gap in African Aviation

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently projected that the African continent will become one of the fastest-growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%. With the attendant growth in the aviation industry in the continent, the demand for more skilled aviation professionals will surge requiring about 29,000 pilots to operate […]

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News: African Union wants more Countries to sign the Aviation Open Skies SAATM agreement

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Three countries have signed the Single African Air Transport Market committing to end barriers to air transport. However, 14 more countries including Kenya are yet to sign the Single African Air Transport Market agreement that seeks to liberalize the continent’s airspace. The African Union Director of Air Transport Ngoe Ndoh says the 14 members who are yet to sign the […]

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