Monthly Archives: September 2014

Travel Quote of The Day: You Don’t Need Magic To Disappear…

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  Give us a destination, and we’ll get you there in style without putting a hole in your pocket. So be it Dubai, Paris, London, Nairobi, Sydney, Santorini, Bora Bora, Banjul, Rome, Cape Town, New York, Tanzania, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, …

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World Cup 2014 Boosts Brazil’s Tourism Industry

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Data released by the Central Bank indicates that between January and August of this year, international tourists visiting Brazil spent 8.8 per cent more than during the same period last year. In total spending reached £3,029 billion in 2014 compared …

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British Airways Partners X-Factor To Fly Judges

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The X-Factor has teamed up with British Airways, as the official airline, to fly its celebrity judges and contestants to Bermuda, Cancun, Los Angeles and Nice for the final auditions. For the first time, the ‘judges houses’ episodes will air …

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Marriott International Acquisition of Protea Boosts African Market Expansion

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Marriott International, Africa’s largest hotel company following its strategic acquisition of Protea Hotel Group, continues to gather momentum with a packed schedule of 30 property openings across the continent by 2020. Nine of these will open by end of 2015. …

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LOT Dreamliner Made Emergency Landing At Glasgow Airport

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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Poland’s LOT Airways has been forced to make an emergency landing on route from Chicago to Warsaw. The plane made the unscheduled stop at Glasgow Airport earlier. There are no reports of any injuries …

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Air France Strike: Pilots Union Ends Marathon Strike

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Pilots at troubled flag-carrier Air France have ended a 14 day strike which had grounded half of the airline’s flights, costing millions of euros. A late-night negotiating session with management saw leaders of the SNPL pilot union agree to return …

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Nigerian student terrible ordeal with Egypt Air

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A Nigerian medical student returning to school in Ukraine tells the story of how he nearly died at the hands of Egypt Air officials who wrongly routed him to Moldova, never gave him food for days and called him bloody …

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Aeroflot Recruits First Foreign Pilot

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Aeroflot yesterday announced the recruitment of first foreign pilot from Germany, to operate Prague service on 24-Sep-2014. Another pilot from Germany and the Czech Republic are undergoing approval procedures.   Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev said: “Today is a historic day. For the first time in …

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Ethiopian Airlines Placed Order for 20 Boeing 737

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights …

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Air France Strike Enters Week Two

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Air France has urged customers to reschedule flights or exchange their tickets free of charge rather than wait for the outcome of the negotiation currently taking place with trade unions. Unions earlier said rejected an offer by the airline aimed …

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