ASKY Airlines to Launch Flights to Cape Verde Islands

ASKY Airlines will launch flight services to Cape Verde Islands with effect from 2 March, 2020. The airline announced this on 29 January. The new three-weekly service to the island of Cape Verde will operate between Lome in Togo and Praia n Cape Verde via Dakar in Senegal. The service will be operated using a Boeing 737-800NG offering 154 seats including 16 in Business class and 138 in Economy class. This announcement is coming less than two months after Cabo Verde Airlines launched flights between Sal and Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. Praia is the capital as well as the largest city in Cape Verde Islands. Located on the southern coast of Santiago Island, Praia is popular

Emirates Honours Employees at the 12th Annual Najm Awards

26 of the Emirates Group’s top employees received the organisation’s most prestigious recognition today at the Najm Chairman’s Awards. The awards recognise employees whose work and actions are characterised by a strong work ethic, a spirit of innovation, extraordinary acts of bravery and selfless teamwork. Najm, which means ‘star’ in Arabic, has been the Group’s employee recognition and reward programme since 2007. The Najm programme has different award tiers which recognises employees all year round for their excellence, commitment and innovation, and going above and beyond their roles to make a difference. This year, the Emirates Group recognised over 14,000 employee achievements through t

IHG Debuts Upscale Voco Brand in Africa with Valor Hospitality

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has signed voco™ The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa. A new built property, voco The Bank, Rosebank, will open its doors to guests in 2020 and feature 131, well-designed rooms. Reflecting brand’s unstuffy service style, the hotel will welcome guests with little personal touches and offer a memorable stay experience. Located in Rosebank, the hotel will provide easy access to all key business districts and directly links into the Rosebank Mall and pedestrian precinct, and is located at a convenient distance of 19kms from the city airport, (Gautrain Metro station is directly under the Hotel). The hotel wil

RwandAir Partners With Lufthansa For Better Prices and Schedules

RwandAir customers will now benefit from easy-to-understand schedules and prices following a new partnership between the airline and Lufthansa Systems. The new partnership means Rwandair.com will better display the cheapest available ticket prices to meet customer demand and make booking with the Rwandan flag carrier easier than ever. The enhancements follow RwandAir’s adoption of Lufthansa Systems’ NetLine/Sched and ProfitLine/Price solutions, which optimize the airline’s complex flight schedule to more efficiently determine the best ticket prices, based on the current market situation as well as supply and demand. NetLine/Sched, the schedule management system from Lufthansa Systems, helps

Brussels Airlines Set For Fifth Edition of Bike For Africa in Rwanda

Brussels Airlines is embarking on the fifth edition of Bike for Africa, a five-day mountain bike tour to promote sustainable development in Rwanda, through the support of a selection of local entrepreneurs and organizations. From 31 January until 4 February, employees from Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa will undertake a 330 km mountain bike tour through the north western provinces of Rwanda, around Lake Kivu. 52 employees from Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa are already in Kigali for the fifth edition of Bike for Africa, an initiative in which they undertake a five-day mountain bike tour to raise support for local entrepreneurs and organizations. The mountain bikers wi

Savour Romantic Valentine Cuisine with Voodoo Lily Deals

The 2020 Valentine is almost upon us. Are you looking for that africanized romantic European style café experience under the stars? Look no further. Voodoo Lily restaurant in the gorgeous suburb of leafy Birdhaven in Johannesburg, will be the ideal place for amazing romantic meals and time for Valentine. The menu boasts delicious fresh food for just about every palette. With its popular outside area and deck, for Valentine’s Day it creates the perfect setting for couples, friends, and even for those who want to bring their dog along for the date. This Valentine’s Day you will arrive to a Hendrick’s cocktail welcome drink, followed by your option of starter which includes crispy calamari, chi

Boeing's Marriage with Embraer Gets Brazilian Approval

The strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer has received unconditional approval by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)'s General-Superintendence (SG) in Brazil. The decision will become final within the next 15 days unless a review is requested by CADE Commissioners. With this latest approval, the partnership has now received unconditional clearance from every regulatory jurisdiction with the exception of the European Commission, which continues to assess the deal. Unconditional clearance for the partnership has now been granted in Brazil, United States, China, Japan, South Africa, Montenegro, Colombia, and Kenya.  Boeing and Embraer have been in discussio

PaxEx: Emirates Wins Big at The Prestigious 2019 ULTRAs Awards

Emirates won big at the prestigious 2019 ULTRAs, picking up the ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best First Class’ Awards. Voted by the hundreds of thousands of readers of The Telegraph’s luxury travel magazines Ultratravel UK and Ultratravel Middle East, the awards are the industry hallmark of the world’s best luxury travel experiences. The two awards are a recognition of the airline’s consistent delivery of trendsetting travel products and services across its fleet and network. In 2019, Emirates continued to place customers at the heart of its business and intensified its investments in products and services, reinforcing its quality proposition. In April 2019, Emirates completed its US $15

Captivating Cape Town: Another Reason to Attend WTM Africa 2020

If you’re thinking of or planning to attend the 2020 edition of WTM Africa, you’re in good company. In fact, you should be warming up to enjoy the show as well as the host city - Captivating Cape Town. In 2019 the travel and tourism show welcomed more than 6,000 travel trade professionals in Cape Town for three days of networking, negotiations and new product discovery. The World Travel Market Africa attracts key industry players and has become a true global marketplace for companies across the industry. In 2020, you will benefit from international and regional opportunities, the expertise and experience of the WTM portfolio and the best access to suppliers and potential new business. The sh

Cabo Verde Airlines Selects NAHCO For Ground Handling Services

Cabo Verde Airlines, a new entrant into the Nigerian market, has selected the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) to provide ground handling services for the Cape Verden national carrier. The partnership with NAHCO Aviance will enable Cabo Verde Airlines to provide seamless and efficient operations for its passengers and clients in Nigeria. NAHCO ground services include Baggage & Freight handling, Material Handling Equipment, Baggage and Freight sorting, Planes fueling, Plane Interior servicing, Safety and Security, Load control, communications and flight operation services NAHCO provides ground handling service to major international and domestic airlines operating at the Lagos Airpo

Emirates to Launch Flight Services to Vibrant City of Penang

Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Malaysia’s Penang International Airport via Singapore from 9 April 2020. The flight will be operated by a three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft offering 8 private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy Class. Flights to Penang will be a linked service with Singapore, allowing passengers to travel easily between the two cities while enjoying the airline’s award-winning service. Penang will become Emirates’ second destination in Malaysia after its capital, Kuala Lumpur, which the airline currently serves with three flights a day and is a route that has been operating since 1996. The new route en

6 Ways to Spend Your Valentine at Four Seasons Alexandria

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear,” said John Lennon. Now, love is in the air this February at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria for couples to celebrate love on Valentine's Day and create unforgettable moments. Alexandria is famous for its famous love stories; it is also called "The City of Memories." At Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria, the team creates exciting experiences inspired by the month of love. From room packages to couple's spa treatment and romantic dinners, everything is well thought out to surprise and delight the couples. 1 Romantic Getaway Set the tone for a romantic weekend getaway to reconnect with a loved one in a luxurio

Summer: SWISS Spreads Wings to Six New Destinations

SWISS will be adding six attractive new summer destinations from 22 June including Ponta Delgada (on the Azores), Antalya (Turkey), Menorca (Spain), Djerba (Tunisia), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Rhodes (Greece). Flights to Ponta Delgada will be operated on Mondays from 22 June to 31 August, making SWISS the only airline offering non-stop flights between Geneva and the Portuguese mid-Atlantic archipelago. SWISS will be offering a weekly Friday service between Geneva and Antalya from 26 June to 23 October. Antalya is a seaside resort on Turkey’s southwest coast, and is considered one of the country’s finest. Menorca will enjoy SWISS services every Saturday between 4 July and 29 August. Menorca is

Discover Europe and America From Nigeria with KLM Deals

KLM has rolled out irresistible deals to enable Nigerian passengers discover an enchanting world in Europe and North America for dream prices. The offers include up to 40% discounts on Economy class flights from Lagos to popular destinations in Europe and North America. Deals from Lagos to Europe include London from $ 624, Frankfurt from $ 643, Manchester from $ 654, Milan from $ 665, Munich from $ 665, Stuttgart from $ 664, Amsterdam from $ 705, Paris from $ 709, Barcelona from $ 661, and Dublin from $ 594. Deals to north America include New York from $ 862, Houston from $ 1168, Washington from $ 1230, Atlanta from $ 1399, Boston from $ 874, Chicago from $ 1184, Dallas from $ 1133, Se

Escape in Nairobi with Villa Rosa Kempinski's Irresistible Offer

Whether you want a romantic retreat with your spouse or just some quiet time alone in Nairobi, Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi has rolled out deals to allow you stay longer and pay less. Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi is giving guests a special offer of 30 % off Best Available Rates to make their stays in Nairobi an unforgettable experience. This offer bookable until 31 March 2020 and valid for stays between 01 December 2019 and 31 March 2020. To take advantage of these offers, book your stay at least 7 days in advance. First night deposit will be required at the time of booking. Booking must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. At the 5-star Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, you are sure to enjoy

Milestone: Boeing 777X Completes Successful First Flight

The new Boeing 777X jetliner took to the skies yesterday, entering the next phase of its rigorous test program before entering into commercial service. The 7779X took off in front of thousands at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 10:09 a.m. local time for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle's Boeing Field. The flight was led by Captain Chaney and Boeing Chief Pilot Craig Bomben who worked through a detailed test plan to exercise the airplane's systems and structures while the test team in Seattle monitored the data in real time. The first of four dedicated 777-9 flight test airplanes, WH001 will now undergo checks before resuming testing

PaxEx: Lufthansa Group Partners with eDreams ODIGEO For NDC

eDreams ODIGEO and Lufthansa Group airlines have signed a new distribution agreement based on IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC). The strategic agreement involves all four leading travel agency brands of eDreams ODIGEO business (eDreams, Opodo, Travellink and GO Voyages) and Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines). The partnership will allow travellers to enjoy a modern air retailing experience for travel to 270 destinations in 105 countries. With the partnership, travellers will benefit from the attractive NDC Smart Offer: Lufthansa Group airlines’ most competitive fares and exclusive ancillary services. Combined customer-centric technolog

Celebrate Romantic Valentine Under the Stars at Arbour Café

Are you looking for Johannesburg’s best kept secret? Then why not celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Evening under the fairy lights in Arbour Café’s courtyard. Arbour, situated in the heart of Birdhaven, Illovo is creating your ideal Parisian romance with great food and champagne in its breath taking setting. There are various set menu’s which include food suitable for everyone from vegetarians to duck lovers, as well as for those who are gluten free. The menus include a choice of starters, mains with various sides, a palate cleaner, and dessert topped with the prestigious and delicious Veuve Clicquot. For bookings email info@arbourcafe.co.za or call 011 788 4111. Arbour is a French-inspi

Create Beautiful Memories with RwandAir's Travel Deal

RwandAir has rolled out flight deals to enable passengers and holidaymakers create new memories while travelling for less. Under the special offer, passengers can enjoy 20% discount when they fly with RwandAir to any of their destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. The offer is bookable between 23 January and 6 February, 2020 for travels between 23 January, 2020 and 1 November 2020. Black out period: 1 July, 2020 to 15 September 2020. To benefit from the discount, insert the promo code (LSPN20) on the website at the point of booking. The promo tickets can also be purchased via other modes of sales including Travel Agencies. Book Now. From its hub in Kigali, RwandAir fli

Air France Introduces Business Class Service on Domestic Network

Air France is now offering its Business class service to customers on its domestic network, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and the French regions, which will also be available on short-haul flights connecting the French regions to international destinations. Customers with a connection on a long, medium or short-haul flight to or from the French regions will now enjoy seamless Business class service at no extra cost throughout their trip. Business passengers will benefit from special services such as SkyPriority channels which include dedicated check-in and baggage drop-off, Priority boarding, Priority baggage delivery etc. On short-haul flights, Air France offers its

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