Month: February 2020

Airlink accommodates scrapped SAA routes

Airlink will continue operating flights linking Johannesburg with Port Elizabeth, Entebbe, Ndola and Luanda after SAA cut these destinations from its network. Airlink has been operating flights to Entebbe on SAA’s behalf and will continue these services without disruption after February 29. Two daily flights to Ndola are also available to re-accommodate bookings after February 29. The…
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BREAKING NEWS: SAA cuts 11 routes

SAA will cease operations on various international, regional and domestic routes, effective February 29. It will terminate services from Johannesburg to Abidjan via Accra, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Luanda, Munich, Ndola, and Sao Paulo. The airline will cease all domestic flights, with the exception of Cape Town, which will be served with reduced flights. SAA…
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Coronavirus Update: Africa takes precautions

Precautions are being taken in Africa to avoid further spread of the coronavirus, although there are currently no confirmed cases on the continent. A statement from the World Health Organization’s regional office for Africa said preparedness efforts on the continent were to be up-scaled. The organisation has identified 13 top priority countries that either have…
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Cruise lines put coronavirus restrictions in place

Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises and Celebrity Cruises have increased health and safety measures on all their ships in response to the threat posed by the coronavirus. A statement from Royal Caribbean International (RCI) informs passengers that they will receive public health screenings at the China and Singapore terminals, as well as secondary screenings by local health authorities.…
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Coronavirus travel restrictions – how they affect passengers

Travellers may be subject to a variety of restrictions in specific locations due to the coronavirus outbreak, from screening upon entry to quarantine. In the US, all non-US nationals who have travelled to China within the past two weeks may not be allowed entry. The same applies for all new visitors who wish to enter…
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Cape Town International Airport expansion

Cape Town International Airport has moved the valet parking area to make way for new developments at the airport. Valet parking will move from the ground floor in Parkade 2 to level one in Parkade 1. Once the ground floor of Parkade 2 has been cleared, work will commence in the area to make way…
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Airlines suspend mainland China services

Airlines have updated their travel restrictions following the decision to declare the new coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). The following airlines have suspended selected services to China: British Airways has suspended its Beijing and Shanghai flights with immediate effect until February 29. Flights to and from Hong…
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