LATEST TRAVEL NEWS
Air Namibia now operates a daily flight between Durban and Gaborone and onwards to Windhoek using an Embraer ERJ135, offering 37 seats in economy.
The airline has also reintroduced its direct overhaul from Walvis Bay to Johannesburg after re-routing the service via Windhoek earlier this year, due to scheduled maintenance.
Cathay Pacific’s long expected non-stop service between Cape Town and Hong Kong has officially commenced with flights scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Flights depart Cape Town at 11h05 and arrive in Hong Kong at 06h55 the next morning. Return flights depart Hong Kong at 00h10 and arrive in Cape Town at 08h30.
Air Emirates is offering to ease travel time through its home check-in service, which checks and collects baggage from travellers’ hotels or homes in Dubai. The service can be booked 12-48 hours before departure and costs AED 250 (R980) for up to seven pieces of luggage, with an additional AED 25 (R98) for every additional piece of luggage thereafter.
Emirates also offers a home delivery service in Dubai where luggage is retrieved, cleared at customs and delivered to the customer’s home or hotel following arrival.
Kenya Airways has introduced daily operations between Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi, and Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The flights are operated by low-cost carrier, Jambojet and will be serviced by a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.
Kenya Airways has resumed direct flights to Libreville in Gabon, which is to be serviced five times weekly from Nairobi to Libreville via Yaoundé.
The route will be serviced by an Embraer E190 and 737-800 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Qatar Airways will be flying the Airbus A380 on one of its two daily flights from Doha to Frankfurt from 31 March 2019. The second daily flight will be operated by a Boeing 777.
The A380 accommodates 517 passengers in a three-class configuration with eight first class seats, 48 in business class and 461 in economy class.
The A380’s first-class cabin has ultra-wide seats that recline into a flat bed, and a two-passenger table extension for dining. Business class is configured in a 1-2-1 layout and includes on-board Wi-Fi. The aircraft also offers first- and business-class passengers access to the on-board lounge on the upper deck.
From 31 March 2019, Singapore Airlines will add three weekly flights between Johannesburg and Singapore, bringing the total number of flights per week to 10.
All flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Singapore Airlines currently operates daily flights from Singapore to Johannesburg and Cape Town.