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Emirates and FlyDubai to work more closely

The partnership will go beyond codesharing to include coordinated scheduling as well as integrated network collaboration.

07/18/2017 10:35 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Pilots approve Air France-KLM lower-cost airline

The carrier would compete with Etihad, Qatar Airways and Emirates on Asia routes.

07/18/2017 09:40 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Qatar Air CEO apologizes for knock on U.S. flight attendants

Akbar Al Baker's comments at a private gala, comparing U.S. flight attendants to "grandmothers," drew outrage from U.S. carriers and a number of labor unions.

07/12/2017 01:00 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Unesco adds 21 sites to World Heritage list

The additions bring the number of properties that are on the list to 1,073.

07/12/2017 11:25 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Qatar Airways CEO calls U.S. flight attendants 'grandmothers'

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said it was "disgusted but not surprised" by Akbar Al Baker's crack.

07/11/2017 01:10 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Gulf carriers face headwinds

While the end of the U.S. carry-on laptop ban was welcome news last week for Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways, they continue to face difficulties that have already slowed growth and pushed down profit margins.

07/09/2017 05:35 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Qatar Airways no longer subject to laptop ban

Qatar joins Emirates, Etihad and Turkish Airlines, which have been exempted over the past week.

07/06/2017 12:15 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


CroisiEurope unveils Africa ship design, plans for second vessel

The African Dream will sail southern Africa's Chobe and Zambezi rivers after launching in December.

07/05/2017 01:30 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Laptop ban lifted on flights from Dubai, Istanbul

Airports in Qatar, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait remain subject to the ban.

07/05/2017 10:25 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


South African Airways deploys A330-300 on D.C. route

The aircraft has a configuration of 46 lie-flat seats in Premium Business Class and 203 seats in Economy.

06/30/2017 07:25 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Ethiopia launches e-visas

The initiative is the result of a partnership between the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian Airlines.

06/29/2017 11:30 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Nairobi Hilton to open in Africa's tallest building

The 45-floor, 225-room property will be part of the Pinnacle Tower, a 1,000-foot-plus structure that will rise above the city's Upper Hill district.

06/29/2017 09:55 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


South Africa's Garden Route earns biosphere reserve designation

The announcement from Unesco comes as the region, a popular tourism destination, is recovering from devastating fires in early June.

06/29/2017 09:35 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Wilderness Safaris to rebuild Serra Cafema Camp

The camp, located in the extreme northwest of Namibia, will be closed from Jan. 15 to June 15 next year.

06/29/2017 12:05 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


AndBeyond reopens lodges in South Africa, Botswana

Phinda Rock Lodge in South Africa and Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp in Botswana both underwent extensive refurbishments.

06/29/2017 12:00 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


The laptop. Why'd it have to be the laptop?

On a Qatar Airways flight, I was forced to check my laptop. Now it's missing.

06/26/2017 03:25 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Stake or no stake, AA vows to continue stand against Qatar Airways

Qatar said Thursday that it seeks to own a piece of American Airlines, but American CEO Doug Parker said the airline won't give up its long-running fight against the Gulf carriers no matter what.

06/22/2017 06:15 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Qatar Airways seeks stake in American

American said in a regulatory filing that the bid was unsolicited, but that the CEOs of both airlines have spoken.

06/22/2017 08:20 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Saddled with restrictions, Qatar Airways rerouting passengers

The airline is providing refunds or reroutings for customers who hold tickets for flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt or Bahrain.

06/07/2017 11:15 AM      [Click Here to Read More...]


Rwanda doubles price of gorilla-trekking permits

The cost is increasing from $750 to $1,500 for all visitors, effective immediately.

05/25/2017 07:05 PM      [Click Here to Read More...]