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UK’s Manchester Airport faces cancellations after power cut

Passengers queue outside Terminal 1 after an overnight power cut led to disruptions and cancellations at Manchester Airport in Manchester, Britain, June 23, 2024. Photographer Phil Noble By Reuters Flights departing the UK’s Manchester Airport faced cancellations and severe delays on Sunday after a power cut in the area caused widespread disruption, an airport spokesperson

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Thousands protest against mass tourism in Spain’s Balearic Islands

May 25, 2024. Photographer Juan Medina By Reuters Thousands of people protested in Spain’s Balearic Islands on Saturday against mass tourism ahead of the summer season. Holding posters reading SOS Residents, Enough Mass Tourism, protesters marched through Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the largest Balearic Island. About 10,000 demonstrators took part, a Spanish National

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German airline suspends flights to Tehran for security reasons

By Anadolu Agency German airline Lufthansa announced Wednesday that it is suspending flights to the Iranian capital Tehran for security reasons. The company decided to suspend flights to and from the city until April 11 following a thorough evaluation due to the current situation in the Middle East, according to reports in the German press

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Somalia has become lawless and international flights to Mogadishu have completely stopped

Today the international flights that used to come to the capital Mogadishu have completely stopped the direct flights that they used to go into Aden Adde Airport. Read: Why is Somalia an unfortunate country Major airlines that stopped their flights include Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which would bring passengers and others would

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Romance Tourism: Exploring the Allure of Love Within African Borders

White female and African male stroll beach. Source: Standard Media By The African Exponent Romantic tourism, also referred to as love tourism or relationship tourism, has grown in popularity amongst world travellers seeking romantic encounters, love or marriage while exploring new destinations. Authors Deborah Pruitt and Suzanne LaFont first introduced the term’ romance tourism’ in

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Somalia plane crashed at Jowhar airport

Various details are emerging from the damage caused by the plane crash that happened recently at Jowhar airport in the Hir Shabelle administration, the reports say that the airport was hit by a cargo plane, which was carrying the African Union forces in Jowhar. Read: Why is Somalia an unfortunate country? Read: Somalia’s corruption is

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Kenya Airways has resumed non-stop flights to Mogadishu

Kenya Airways has reinstated non-stop flights to Mogadishu, which it described as a historic achievement in regional connectivity and development. Kenya Airlines will fly from Terminal 2 of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways first started its flights from Mogadishu in December 2018 but had to suspend the flight due to the Corona virus.

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Finnish carrier Finnair is asking passengers to voluntarily weigh themselves before boarding flights

File- Passenger planes of the Finnish national airline company Finnair stand on the tarmac at Helsinki international airport, Helsinki on Nov. 16, 2009. Finnish national carrier is asking aircraft passengers and their hand luggage to voluntarily hop on a scale to update the standard weights. The anonymous weighing of passengers takes place before boarding onto

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Dar es Salaam lifts KQ ban after Kenya okays Air Tanzania cargo flights

By Business Daily Africa Air Tanzania has secured coveted cargo rights in Kenya, while Kenya Airways saw its passenger route between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam restored, in a swift resolution to a brief diplomatic row. Following a request from Tanzania, the Kenyan authorities granted Air Tanzania the Fifth Freedom Traffic Right for all-cargo services,

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Tanzania blocks Kenyan Airways passenger flights in response to Kenya blocking its cargo flights

A Kenya Airways flight approaches landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Credit to Photo/NMG By The Associated Press Tanzania on Monday announced it had withdrawn approval for neighbouring Kenya’s flagship carrier Kenya Airways to operate a passenger service between the countries beginning next week. A statement from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation authority

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