World Cup 2022: Qatar Airways cuts destinations to make way for fans

INTERNATIONAL Qatar Airways has withdrawn from 18 destinations around the world to create capacity for football fans travelling to attend the World Cup next month. The national carrier’s chief executive Akbar al-Baker said its priority would be to accommodate flights landing into Doha’s Hamad International Airport for the tournament, which kicks off on[…]

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SA to welcome inaugural flight between New York and Johannesburg following COVID-19 travel restrictions

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, and Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi -Ngubane, will officially welcome the United Airlines’ inaugural flight between New York and Johannesburg on Friday. United Airlines is one of the United States’ dominant domestic and international carriers. The direct flight from Johannesburg to New York will be the first[…]

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Emirates cancels Durban flights, rest of SA to follow

Emirates has cancelled all flights to and from King Shaka International Airport with immediate effect. The cancellations are due to Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) regulations. According to ENCA, the regulations were announced this week that treat airline crew the same as passengers. Flights to and from[…]

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Passengers cancel flight bookings from Jhb to Paris

Some passengers who were scheduled to take an Air France flight from Johannesburg to Paris on Saturday evening had cancelled their bookings. An Air France official said she could not disclose exactly how many passengers had decided to delay their travel to France after the country was shaken by a[…]

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Israel hit with flights ban

In what many experts see as a blow to Israel’s economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce[…]

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