Emirates A380 touches down in Joburg
Feb01

Emirates A380 touches down in Joburg

Emirates’ popular A380 aircraft returned to South African skies today for the start of a scheduled service between Dubai and Johannesburg. The city becomes Emirates’ 46th destination in its global network to which it operates the double-decker aircraft. The A380 offers a total of 516 seats in a three-class cabin configuration with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 mini pods with lie-flat seats in Business Class and 426 spacious...

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flydubai carries 10.4m passengers in 2016
Feb01

flydubai carries 10.4m passengers in 2016

flydubai has today announced its Full-Year Results for 2016 reporting a profit of AED 31.6 million (USD 8.6 million). It has reported total revenue of AED 5 billion (USD 1.37 billion) an increase of 2.4% compared to the same period last year. The stronger second half, driven by increased passenger numbers, was impacted by downward pressure on yield leading to lower overall revenue growth reflecting a continuation of the same adverse...

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Turkish Airlines adds Conakry to its African routes
Feb01

Turkish Airlines adds Conakry to its African routes

On 30 January 2017, Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea, became the 296th destination in 120 countries that will be served by Turkish Airlines. This adds yet another city and country to the carrier’s African network which now serves 51 destinations on the continent, more African destinations than any other carrier. Turkish Airlines is investing heavily in expansion into Africa, and in South Africa it now has year-round,...

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Emirates introduces sustainable blankets
Jan19

Emirates introduces sustainable blankets

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD™ blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a polar fleece...

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Cape Town 2016 inbound tourists increase by 7%
Jan17

Cape Town 2016 inbound tourists increase by 7%

The preliminary figures for visitor traffic at Cape Town International Airport and at the city’s major attractions in December 2016 are out, and it’s good news all round.  Not only did Kirstenbosch, Groot Constantia and Cape Point enjoy a record-breaking month, expectations were exceeded.  Visitor numbers to the attractions in brief: Robben Island Museum: There were 49 738 visitors to the Island this past festive season, 4% more than...

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Emirates unleashes iconic A380 on Joburg skies
Jan11

Emirates unleashes iconic A380 on Joburg skies

Johannesburg, South Africa – 11 January 2017 – In less than three weeks, Emirates’ flagship aircraft the A380, will lower its 22 wheels to touch down in Johannesburg, becoming the airline’s latest scheduled service of its double-decker across its worldwide network. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 with over 85 A380s in its fleet. Emirates, which operates four flights a day between Dubai and Johannesburg, has...

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