Ethiopian Airlines Postpones Launch of Addis Ababa-Istanbul Flight

Ethiopian Airlines has postponed the launch of service between Addis Ababa and Istanbul, to to March 4, 2019. The service had been originally planned for December 5, 2018. According to a statement from the airline, the postponement is due to the delay in the issuance of operating permit and landing slots by Turkish Aviation Authorities. Ethiopian Airlines had duly finalized all preparations to start the Istanbul flights and regrets this unexpected delay. In the statement, it apologized to its customers for the inconvenience. Ethiopian Airlines is the largest and fastest growing Airline in Africa. With the youngest and most modern fleet in Africa, it flies to more than 117 international desti

RwandAir Deploys Airbus A330 on Kigali-Harare-Cape Town Route

Due to demand, RwandAir has further increased capacity on its Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. With effect from 28 November, the East African airline has started to deploy the Airbus A330 aircraft on this route. The Airbus A330 is scheduled to operate this route four times a week until 14 January, 2019, replacing the Boeing 737-800 usually on this route. RwandAir had on 16 May, 2018, launched a four-weekly service from Kigali to Cape Town via Harare using a smaller Bombardier CRJ aircraft. Commonly referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is a port city in South Africa. Top tourist attractions include the Table Mountain, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. #RwandAir #CapeTown #A3

Get Festive This Season With Exclusive Taj Cape Town Deals

Celebrate Christmas and New Year with a variety of exclusive festive events at Cape Town’s most prestigious city centre hotel, Taj Cape Town, this December. With a range of luxurious facilities and banqueting rooms, Taj Cape Town is the perfect celebration location for the ideal festive party. The intimate Bombay Brasserie, is the home of fine dining Indian cuisine where delightful dishes are skilfully prepared using traditional ingredients to create some of the finest cuisine outside of India. Mint Restaurant and Terrace offers a fresh take on inner-city dining. Dine all day, inside and out – on the newly-appointed Terrace – on innovative international and local fare. The Lobby Lounge and B

PaxEx: Emirates Enhances Ground Comfort With High Tech Buses

To provide economy passengers with even more comfortable transfers at Dubai international Airport, Emirates has brought in a fleet of new high tech buses for airside passenger operations. The buses will ferry passengers between the terminals and aircraft at remote stands. 10 of the buses are already in service while 30 more will be delivered by January 2019, with the entire fleet to comprise 128 buses by 2020. Emirates is the first airline in the world to introduce airside buses that have equal standing and seating capacity, a significant improvement on standard airside transfer buses which usually prioritise standing room and offer minimal seating. The new fleet of buses also have convenien

Recharge and Rejuvenate in Gauteng with Mount Grace Deals

You're in the countryside and it's time for romance. Recharge and rejuvenate with Mount Grace Country House's offers for an unforgettable experience whilst enjoying the scenic Magaliesburg Mountain views. Stretch out in your luxury guest room or suite, or book one of our Villa accommodations for access to your own private pool. Make an appointment for a massage at Mount Grace Spa. The Promotional code for this offer is LVU. This unforgettable countryside experience includes breakfast for two and a romantic turndown. To make a reservation, be sure that promotional code LVU appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation. This promotion is valid from Friday to

ILTM Africa: Innovation to Inspire Luxury Travel Market

With an exploding luxury travel sector, unique destinations and authentic cultural experiences, the African continent is primed as one of the prominent destinations for luxury travellers in 2019 and beyond. Predicted to reach a worth of over US$1,1-billion dollars by 2020, the global luxury travel market is growing at an exponential rate, showing more potential than has been seen in the past decade and demonstrating the potential for Africa as a luxury destination. As luxury travel experiences have evolved, so has ILTM Africa. With an exciting new venue planned for 2019, the luxury-focused travel trade show is set to be one of the biggest highlights for buyers in the coming year. Not only ha

Air Peace Takes Delivery of 6th Embraer ERJ 145 Aircraft

West Africa’s leading airline, Air Peace has received the last of six Embraer 145 jets it acquired, assuring that its vision of providing seamless flights was running according to plan. The 50-seater aircraft marked 5N-BUW and named Virginia Omeogo Adegoke (Nee Onyema) touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday. It will be recalled that Air Peace took delivery of its 5th Embraer ERJ 145 just weeks ago on Sunday, October 14. The arrival of the aircraft will further allow the airline to extend its operations to many more unserved and underserved destinations under its no-city-left-behind project. Upon the arrival of its first Embraer 145 aircra

TAP Portugal Takes Delivery of World’s First Airbus A330neo

TAP Portugal has taken delivery of the world’s first Airbus A330neo. The delivery was done on Monday at a ceremony in Airbus's delivery centre in Toulouse, France. As the launch airline, TAP Portugal will be the first to benefit from the aircraft’s unbeatable operating economics, increased range, and Airbus’ new Airspace cabin offering passengers the best in class comfort. TAP Air Portugal’s first A330-900 is leased from Avolon. It features 298 seats in a comfortable three-class lay-out with 34 full-flat business class, 96 economy plus and 168 economy class seats. The Airspace by Airbus cabin offers more personal space, larger overhead storage bins, advanced cabin lighting and the latest-gen

The Kove Collection's Firefish Gets New Menu For Summer

The menu at The Kove Collection’s Firefish Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has undergone a summer makeover, with new dishes complementing established favourites across fresh seafood, tender meat and trendy sushi dishes. There are also some tasty tweaks to existing dishes which update them for what is set to be a sizzling summer season in Cape Town. New to the Firefish offering are Starters like Fried Goat’s Cheese with sweet chilli & apple and an all-new Vegetarian offering of Pan-Roasted Asparagus with white bean hummus, walnut pesto & flatbread; Herbed Barley Salad and Grilled Cauliflower Steaks. New Main Course dishes include Pan-Roasted Swordfish; an on-trend White Fish Sandw

Smiling to the Coast: Turkish Airlines Spreads Wings to The Gambia

Turkish Airlines has added Banjul to its list of African destinations. The airline now flies twice a week (Mondays and Fridays) between the Gambian capital and Istanbul, via Dakar in Senegal. Banjul takes the number of African destinations served by Turkish Airlines to 54 which is more than any other airline. Globally, Turkish Airlines now flies to a world-leading 305 destinations. Banjul is the gateway to Gambia’s thriving tourism industry which is built around its famous Atlantic beaches and abundant wildlife. Introductory round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Banjul starting at 548,2 US Dollars (including taxes and fees) and from Banjul to Istanbul starting at 649,2 US Dollars.

Air Peace Boss Tasks Cabin Crew Members on Customer Service

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has urged cabin crew members to deepen their customer service and crisis management skills to forge a better relationship between airlines and their passengers. Onyema made the call at the 2nd Cabin Crew Fair 2018 organised by MamaJ Aviation Consult Limited at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Annex, Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos on Saturday. In a related development, the Air Peace boss and the carrier’s Cabin Services Manager, Florence Opia have been honoured with the Outstanding Aviation Personality of the Year and the Cabin Crew Excellence awards respectively. The Air Peace Chairman, who was represented by

Ethiopian Airlines Wins Best Airline in Africa Award For 7th Time

Ethiopian Airlines has won 2018 Best Airlines in Africa Award for the 7th year in a row from African Airlines Association (AFRAA). The award was given on 27 November, 2018 in recognition of its financial performance at the 50th African Airline Association Annual General Assembly taking place in Rabat, Morocco. Ethiopian Airlines has won this continental high-profile award every single year in the last seven years. The award underscores the continuous efforts and hard work of Ethiopian employees who are highly committed for the extra ordinary success of our airline. The accolade also attests the soundness of the airlines fast, profitable and sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025 and the asso

Customer Service: British Airways to Recruit Over 2,000 Cabin Crew

British Airways continues its investment in world-class customer service with the announcement of a programme to recruit more than 2,000 cabin crew in 2019. Successful candidates with no prior cabin crew experience will train through the airline’s new cabin crew apprenticeship programme, getting their career off to a flying start. After completing an intense cabin crew training course at British Airways’ Global Learning Academy, including the very best training in customer service and aviation safety and security, apprentices will continue their learning journey in the air and on the ground. The programme will see them gain qualifications in English, Maths and Digital skills, access to a ded

Emirates Skywards Rolls Out Offer to Fast Track Tier Status

Members of Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can now move faster on the Emirates Skywards tiers thanks to a new offer to earn up to double Tier Miles. The offer is valid for eligible tickets booked between 26 November and 03 December 2018 (both days inclusive) for travel on Emirates or flydubai flights between 26 November 2018 and 31 March 2019. To be eligible for the promotion, new and existing members of Emirates Skywards must register for the offer via Emirates App or by logging into their account at emirates.com or flydubai.com. Customers must also choose ‘Flex’ or ‘Flex Plus’ fares when flying on Emirates and ‘Free to Change’ or ‘Business Basic’ fares wh

26 SUNSET VILLA Offers Best Scenic Sanctuary Experience

The ultimate holistic, healing retreat awaits you at Cape Town's 26 SUNSET VILLA, a serene and stunning property perched above the prestige suburb of Llandudno on the Atlantic Seaboard. With sole use of the architecturally-designed gem guaranteed, guests can relax and rejuvenate in serenity on either a One Night Sanctuary or Weekend Wellness Sanctuary – or tailor their own Holistic Holiday to suit individual tastes. Facilitated by wellness whizzes HelloHappiest.com, the Sanctuaries combine yoga; and playful, mindful cuisine to centre and revive. The One Night Sanctuary runs Friday-Saturday and includes a sunset yoga session with 180 degree views of the Atlantic as their backdrop; consciou

Qatar Airways Wins Big at the Airline Excellence Awards 2019

Qatar Airways continues its winning year as its revolutionary Qsuite was named ‘Best Business Class’ in the AirlineRatings’ Airline Excellence Awards 2019. The airline’s renowned dine-on-demand in flight cuisine was also named ‘Best Catering’. The annual Airline Ratings Awards, one of Australia’s most trusted travel industry awards, acknowledges the best in the airline industry and are based on votes by national travel editors who have a combined experience of over 150 years. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and moveab

Wind Down 2018 in Style With Fine Dinning at Taj Cape Town

The end of the year beckons, and Taj Cape Town is all set to host the ideal event to help you cap off 2018 with stylish venues and array of delectable buffet, canapé and plated menu offerings. Taj Cape Town's premiere restaurant, the intimate Bombay Brasserie, is the home of fine dining Indian cuisine where delightful dishes are skilfully prepared using traditional ingredients to create some of the finest cuisine outside of India. Mint Restaurant and Terrace offers a fresh take on inner-city dining. Dine all day, inside and out – on the newly-appointed Terrace – on innovative international and local fare. The Lobby Lounge and Bar is the ideal spot to unwind in sheer elegance. The Twankey Bar

Lufthansa Starts the Summer With New European Destinations

Holidaymakers listen up: starting next summer, sun-seekers can reach seven new destinations non-stop from the Lufthansa hubs in Munich and Frankfurt. They not only include popular holiday destinations in Spain, Italy, Turkey and Greece, but now also flights to new holiday destinations in Croatia, Montenegro and the French Atlantic coast. As of 12 April, Lufthansa will fly to Alicante from Munich. An Airbus A320 will fly to the port city on the Costa Blanca 3 times a week. Flights to the Spanish holiday destination are thus added to the three weekly flights from Frankfurt. Biarritz has been added to the Lufthansa flight schedule. From 25 May, a Bombardier CRJ900 will fly to the seaside resort

Turkish Airlines Champions International Air Connectivity in Africa

Turkish Airlines is constantly changing the game in air connectivity with its penetration into emerging African markets. Turkish Airlines has one of the widest flight networks, flying to 122 countries with 304 destinations worldwide; 53 of which are in Africa. Recently, Turkish Airlines announced the addition of Moroni to its flight network, making the country its 53rd African destination. The flag carrier airline of Turkey, which was named Europe’s best airline for five years, as well as Number One in Africa, has expressed its aim to expandits routes specifically in Africa. The airline currently has existing flights to Accra, Lagos, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Douala, Yaounde,

Qatar Airways Increases Frequency Between Doha and Montreal

Qatar Airways will introduce an additional weekly flight between Doha, and the Canadian city of Montreal, with effect from 17 December 2018, providing even more flexibility for travellers. The extra flight comes in time to meet the peak winter holiday season. It will take Doha-Canada service to four-times-weekly, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Sundays. The additional flight will be operated by two-class Boeing 777, offering 412 seats including 24 seats in Business Class and 388 seats in Economy Class. Passengers travelling to Montreal in Business Class enjoy one of the most comfortable, fully-lie flat beds as well as five-star food and beverage service, which is served on deman

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