South African Airways Set to Resume Flights to Blantyre

South African Airways (SAA) has advised customers that the airline is likely to resume flights between Johannesburg and Blantyre, Malawi on Saturday, 2 February 2019. The airline had on 18 January, cancelled flights between the two cities after the audit process conducted at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre confirmed that the airport was not fully compliant with minimum standards required for its operations. The airline, working together with the Malawian authorities as well as stakeholders such as the Malawian Ministry of Transport and the local municipality in Blantyre, have implemented the required interventions to return the airport to expected levels for safe operations. Pe

PaxEx: Air France Impresses With New Avant Garde Comfort kit

Air France has since January 2019, been dishing out new comfort kits, specially created to mark its 85th anniversary on board Business and Premium Economy cabins until July, 2019. Available in 4 models for Business class and 2 for Premium Economy class, the new kit sporting a geometric design, flashy colours and avant-garde spirit is a nod to Air France's cultural heritage. Available on board long-haul flights, the new Business kit contains Clarins moisturizing cream, Signal toothpaste, toothbrush, Ear plugs and Air France pen. The new kit features a 2-in-1 comb and brush, Dental floss and an adjustable night mask that matches the colour of the kits, available in 3 colours (orange, blue or t

Ethiopian Airlines Changes the Game with Free Transit Tour

International passengers transiting through Addis Ababa are in for some good time as Ethiopian Airlines has introduced free transit tour to global passengers with effect from February 1, 2019. The new complimentary offerings to global transiting passengers will give them the opportunity to savor every moment and feel the real taste of Addis Ababa during their brief stay. The city tour package organized by ET Holidays, the tour operator wing of Ethiopian Airlines, takes transiting passengers with 6 to 8 hours’ time in the running capital, Addis Ababa. The journey goes through one of the landmarks of the city, The National Museum, accompanied with a taste of Ethiopian Coffee and souvenir shopp

Ethiopian Restructures US Network, Launches Flights to Houston

Ethiopian Airlines will re-structure its United States network, opening new destination, adding frequencies and shifting gateways as of the summer of 2019. The new network is aimed at giving passengers travelling between the United States and Africa the best possible connectivity and shortest routes. Washington D.C. flights will be increased from daily to 10 weekly flights. The additional 3 flights will pass thru Abidjan departing from Addis Ababa in the morning and arriving in Washington D.C. in the evening. As part of the restructuring, the airline will also increase its flights to Chicago from the current three weekly to five weekly flights. From the planned daily flights to New York, fou

Emirates Skywards Opens New One-stop Centre at Dubai Airport

Emirates Skywards, loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has opened its new Emirates Skywards Centre in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport. The Emirates Skywards Centre will function as a one-stop customer touchpoint for all new and existing members of the Emirates Skywards loyalty programme. The new centre will provide assistance across a wide range of services including programme enrolment, profile creation and luggage tag printing. Emirates Skywards staff will also be available onsite to consult with members on all Tiers and Miles related queries including how to earn, purchase, spend Miles and make optimum use of expiring Miles. Located at the Departures Level in Concourse B

Air Seychelles Adds Extra Flights on Male-Johannesburg Route

Air Seychelles will operate additional services between Seychelles and Johannesburg, South Africa for the upcoming Easter holidays. The extra flights will be operated in March and April 2019 with evening departures every Friday from Seychelles, in addition to the current scheduled services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new Easter schedule will offer guests more choice and greater flexibility as well as cater for travellers planning a quick weekend getaway to Johannesburg. Special fares starting from SCR7, 072 are now available for all flights to Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale until 31 January, and seats are limited. Terms and conditions apply. Wit

Veganuary: Emirates Serves Over 20,000 Vegan Meals Onboard

Emirates served over 20,000 plant-based meals across all classes in January, known to Vegans worldwide as Veganuary. The worldwide movement, to encourage Veganism especially in January has seen on board requests for vegan meals increase by over 40% this month. The airline caters to all its customers and has a range of dedicated menus for medical or religious meal requirements which are designed with a team of nutritionists and chefs. Vegan meals rank as the third most commonly requested special meal in Economy Class. Last month, travellers voted Emirates as the Best Airline for Vegan Meals in a poll by Vegan News. Emirates has over 170 plant-based recipes to cater to its vegan customers. Emi

Air Namibia Increases Frequency on Local and Regional Routes

Due to increased demand, Air Namibia will reschedule and increase flight frequencies on some of its local and regional routes with effect from 30 March 2019. On Eros-Ondangwa-Eros, flight frequencies will increase from 17 to 20 per week with additional flights on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays. The Eros-Katima Mulilo-Eros route will increase from four to five flights per week, with the new rotation scheduled for Thursdays. For the Eros-Rundu-Eros route, flights will increase from three to four per week, with an additional rotation on Mondays. Windhoek-Lusaka-Windhoek flights will change days of operation, with flights increasing from three to four per week. The new days of operation will be

Explore Europe and America From Nigeria with KLM Deals

Are you planning to travel to Europe or America? KLM has rolled out dream deals for passengers travelling from Lagos to some of its most popular destinations in Europe and North America Whether you want to discover the many surprises of London or just admire the iconic New York skyscrapers or fly to Paris for honeymoon or shopping, the KLM’s dream deals are for you. The deals include economy flights from Lagos to Houston from $ 1222, Lagos to New York from $ 913, Lagos to Toronto from $ 996, Lagos to Washington from $ 990, Lagos to London from $ 650 and Lagos to Paris from $ 736. Business class offers are Lagos to Houston from $ 4450, Lagos to New York from $ 3176, Lagos to Toronto from $ 41

Bringing Back the Magic: British Airways Launches BAMagic100

As part of its corporate social responsibility, British Airways is set to mark its centenary year with 100 acts of kindness as the BA Magic campaign makes a return as #BAMagic100. The campaign, which was launched in 2017, saw the airline arranging surprise proposals, reuniting loved ones, arranging money-can’t-buy experiences and creating holidays of a lifetime. The BA Magic series, which can be viewed here, has generated over six million views on social media. During the initial campaign British Airways stepped in to help a deserving customer, Joe Dowd, on a milestone journey from Heathrow to Dublin in September 2017. Though not a long journey, it was an important one for 47-year old Brentf

IHG to Open 25 New Kimpton Hotels Across the Globe

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is set to open more than 25 highly-anticipated Kimpton hotels across 20 new global destinations. The new openings will include hotels in Mexico City, Paris, Barcelona, Bali and Shanghai, in the next three to five years. These openings reflect the opportunity across the boutique hotel sector, which is among the fastest growing in the industry. Together with Hotel Indigo, IHG’s boutique portfolio totals almost 170 hotels globally, with nearly 120 more hotels in the development pipeline. Founded in 1981 in San Francisco by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ approach to hospitality has translated to unique,

Ethiopian Inaugurates Expanded Terminal and New Skylight Hotel

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated state-of-the-art passenger terminal and its Skylight Hotel on January 27, 2019 In attendance were Ethiopian Prime Minister H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed, AU Chairperson H.E. Mr Moussa Faki, Ministers, high level government officials, Ethiopian Board Members and Group CEO Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Executive Management Members and invited guests. While Addis Ababa Airport took over Dubai as the largest air transport hub between Africa and the rest of the world, this grand terminal building is further evidence of the development of Bole Airport as one of the largest and most convenient global aviation hubs. The new passenger terminal features the latest technology security sys

Kenya Airways Launches Direct Flights to Italy and Switzerland

Kenya Airways has taken its network expansion to another level with the introduction of direct flights from Nairobi to Rome in Italy and Geneva in Switzerland. The linked service to Rome and Geneva will commence in June, 2019 and will be operated four times a week using a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. With the introduction of the Rome and Geneva flights, Kenya Airways has increased its European destinations to 5 and 55 destinations worldwide. Passengers planning to be on the inaugural flight to Rome and Geneva from Nairobi can book between January and February 15, 2019, and enjoy an introductory price of KSh 69,900. Kenya Airways is in the middle of an aggressive expansion drive which started wit

South African Airways and Africa World Partner For US Flights

South African Airways has signed an interline e-ticket agreement with Africa World Airlines to offer Nigeria travellers seamless connection to Washington DC, USA via Accra. The interline partnership between the two airlines will result in one flight ticket issue to intending passengers flying to Washington from either Lagos or Abuja in Nigeria. With 37 weekly flights from Lagos and Abuja to Accra, Africa World Airlines provides veritable connection service to feed the 4 weekly South African Airways Accra Washington flight. The South African Airways and Africa World Airlines partnership is the shortest gateway to travel to Washington providing about 11 hours trip from West Africa to Washingto

Rejuvenate with Kempinski's Winter Escapes Special Offers

Whether you are looking for sun or snow, you can get a handsome discount off your next stay with Winter Escapes special offers from Kempinski hotels around the world. The Winter Escapes deal includes up to 30% discount on room bookings made at any of the participating Kempinski hotels around the world. The offer is available at Kempinski hotels from around the world including Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, Kempinski Accra Gold Coast and Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baize. Other participating hotels in Africa are Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo, Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo and Kempinski Hotel Summer Bay. To view individual hotel deals, terms and conditions and to make your reserva

Network Expansion: Turkish Airlines to Launch Flights to Mexico

Turkish Airlines will launch its first ever flight to Mexico on August 21, 2019 with a triangle route from Istanbul to Mexico City and Cancun. The new route will be operated three times a week using the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 aircraft, which debuts a new Business Class offering. The Mexico City-Istanbul route will be operated from Turkish Airlines' new home at the Istanbul Airport, slated to be the world’s largest once all phases are completed. The smart and innovative design of the new airport will allow a streamlined travel experience for travelers flying with Turkish Airlines to enjoy the widest global network. In addition to the service to Mexico, Turkish Airlines will launch flights

PaxEx: Air France Launches New Business Class Menu By Anne-Sophie

From January to March 2019, the world’s most Michelin-starred female chef, Anne-Sophie Pic is signing new gourmet creations in Air France’s Business class cabins. Anne-Sophie Pic will design a dish on the Business class menu, renewed every fortnight and available on board long-haul flights on departure from Paris as well as to certain destinations in the medium-haul network. In January 2019, passengers will enjoy Pollock with creamy black rice, butternut and coconut curry sauce and Creamy lentils served with beetroot and onion pickles. In February 2019, they will enjoy Poultry with Tonka bean, voasti polenta and chicken sauce and Beef cheek in a coffee marinade, with celery, chestnut and car

Valentine: Bab Al Shams Resort Offers Nigerians Deals in Dubai

The spectacular 5-star desert luxury Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa has rolled out an irresistible offer for Nigerians planning to spend this year’s Valentine’s Day in the United Arab Emirates. Located 45 minutes away from the city of Dubai and Dubai International Airport, the 5-star desert luxury resort situated in the heart of Dubai desert, is the perfect destination for families, couples or desert lovers who want a lavish experience. On Thursday, February 14, Romantic Dinner at Sunset Point offers an exclusive experience under the stars of Dubai, while Italian restaurant Le Dune presents a special Valentine’s Candlelit Dinner. To extend the celebration of this occasion, an exclusive Valentine’

The Jumbo Hop: Emirates to Deploy Airbus A380 to Aman

Emirates will operate the Airbus A380 between Dubai and from Amman in Jordan, from 1 June to 26 October 2019, in response to increased demand for travel during the summer period. This adjustment will see the airline operate one of its 3 daily flights on the route (EK 903/904) with its flagship A380. This will be the first time Emirates will operate a scheduled A380 service to Amman, following the historic one-off A380 flight operated in September 2016. During this period, passengers departing Amman will have the opportunity to experience the Emirates A380 on almost 50 destinations, including Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Sydney, New York, Los Angeles etc. A380 Flight EK 903 w

CSR: 1,500 Children Take Off With British Airways and KidZania

More than 1,500 children were given a unique insight into a career in aviation when they attended a careers event hosted by British Airways and KidZania. The two-day event saw them take the controls of an aircraft and try out the airline’s safety demonstration with cabin crew. The children were provided with replica uniforms and taught on board the British Airways A319 aircraft, learning some of the important skills needed to become real life flight and cabin crew. Many received a lesson on the flight deck simulator where they were given the opportunity to fly around London and land into Heathrow Terminal 5. The British Airways Aviation Academy is the most popular activity with children visi

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