LATEST TRAVEL NEWS
Airlink has increased its service between Cape Town and Nelspruit with a new six-times-a-week early-morning and late-afternoon flight.
The flight departs Nelspruit at 07h00 Monday to Friday and arrives in Cape Town at 09h25, while the late afternoon flight departs Cape Town at 16h30, arriving in Nelspruit at 18h45.
On Saturdays, the flight departs Nelspruit at 07h40 and arrives in Cape Town at 10h05.
Air France KLM and FlySafair have entered into an interline agreement – a first for FlySafair and one that comes in addition to the legacy carrier’s existing interline with South African Airways (SAA) and codeshare agreement with kulula.com.
The agreement allows travel agents to issue just one ticket for both airline sectors. The ability to purchase both tickets together is also a major benefit for travellers who no longer need to worry about forfeiting their domestic flight booking should their inbound flight be delayed. The agreement also means that travellers can connect from FlySafair’s domestic flights on to Air France and KLM flights into Europe and onwards without having to gather their luggage and check-in again.
LAM MOZAMBIQUE AIRLINES
LAM Mozambique Airlines will launch a new direct service between Johannesburg and Tete on 3 February, operating on Sundays and Wednesdays.
The carrier also introduced direct services from Tete to other destinations including Beira, serviced every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and Pemba, serviced on Monday and Fridays. There will also be a direct service between Beira and Quelimane on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Beira-Nampula route will receive an additional flight on Tuesdays.
It remains unclear whether British passport holders will have to start applying for Schengen visas if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.
However, in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, the UK government is advising clients travelling on British passports to Schengen countries after 30 March to ensure their passports are valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in the EU.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened a new hotel five minutes from Heathrow Airport.
The Staybridge Suites London – Heathrow Bath Road hotel is designed for travellers who may be staying for extended periods. The guest rooms are all equipped with fully fitted kitchens, while the hotel has a food and convenience store called The Pantry, which can provide guests with everyday items as well as a complimentary on-site laundrette.
The hotel is part of a dual-branded property with Holiday Inn, which is due to open later in the year. Guests staying at the Staybridge Suites London – Heathrow Bath Road will have access to all facilities and amenities at the Holiday Inn hotel.