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Ethiopian Airlines to fly 737 MAX with passengers for first time since deadly crash

Grounded Ethiopian Airlines planes are seen in the airfield at the Bole International Airport amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri By Reuters Ethiopian Airlines is due to resume flying the Boeing 737 MAX plane on Tuesday, but opinions are divided on the airline’s

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Kenya suspends all passenger flights from Dubai

An Emirates Airlines plane By Business Daily Africa Kenya has suspended all inbound and transit passenger flights from the United Arabs Emirates (UAE) to retaliate against a move by Dubai to ban all passenger flights from Kenya over fake Covid tests. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director-General Gilbert Kibe told the Business Daily Tuesday that

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Fake Covid tests behind Dubai Kenya flight ban

An Emirates Airlines plane By Business Daily Africa The aviation regulator has revealed that Dubai banned all inbound and transit passenger flights from Kenya because travellers from Nairobi were testing positive for Covid-19 after arrival in the Middle East nation, despite carrying negative test results. The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) director-general Gilbert Kibe told

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10 Years On: Inside Turkish Airlines’ Somalia Service

Simple Flying By James Pearson Almost a decade has passed since Turkish Airlines inaugurated Mogadishu, Somalia. At the time, people were skeptical about it, suggesting that it didn’t make sense, primarily because of the country’s instability. However, Somalia encapsulates the carrier’s ambition for Africa, its willingness to try new routes, and its desire for significant

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UK to remove all 11 countries from travel red list

By Anadolu Agency Country imposed travel bans after omicron variant was first detected in South Africa and Botswana All 11 countries on the UK’s red travel list will be taken off the list early Wednesday, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. On Twitter Tuesday, Shapps added: “All current (coronavirus) testing measures remain in place

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New Covid variant: Arab countries ban travel from southern African nations

Saudi passengers arrive at King Khaled International airport in the capital Riyadh on 17 May 2021 (AFP/file photo) By Middle East Eye Oman and Qatar on Saturday announced bans on travellers from several African nations after reports of a new Covid-19 variant first detected in southern Africa, following similar measures imposed on Friday by Egypt,

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Countries in Europe and Asia, alarmed by new COVID variant, tighten borders

Passengers wearing protective face masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walk at the Haneda airport, in Tokyo, Japan June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Androniki Christodoulou By Reuters European and Asian countries tightened travel restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, with the EU, Britain and India among

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S.Korea tests system for controlling air taxis

A pilot gets off a “Volocopter 2X” drone taxi during an Urban Air Mobility Airport Demo event at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea, November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran By Reuters South Korea demonstrated a system for controlling urban air mobility vehicles (UAM) on Thursday, which it hopes will serve as taxis between major airports

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US lifts pandemic travel ban, opens doors to visitors

File – Passengers walk through Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Oct. 27, 2020. More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and much of Europe, restrictions are shifting

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Kenya Airways is Africa’s most expensive airline, say regulators

By Daily Nation Kenya Airways has the most expensive tickets among airlines operating in Africa, charging more on average than carriers such as Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways and Air France. A new study by competition authorities representing a total of 24 African countries found that KQ, as the airline is known by its international

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