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Aha adds Avondale Boutique Hotel to portfolio

Aha Hotels & Lodges has announced the addition of the Avondale Boutique Hotel to its portfolio, effective 1 February 2018. The re-opening of this four-star establishment in Durban will coincide with it being fully incorporated under the aha brand as aha Avondale Boutique Hotel. The hotel has 17 bedrooms, comprising three superior suites, 12 queen suites and two family rooms. The property is centrally located close to Florida Road. Other...

Exclusive access for Anantara Medjumbe

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is offering an exclusive way for guests to fly into the resort. Guests will now be able to experience a helicopter transfer between Pemba International Airport and the resort.

ExecuJet adds drone services in Africa

ExecuJet has announced the addition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services at its African facilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Lagos. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, known more commonly as drones, will form an integral part of ExecuJet’s operations, enabling clients to carry out inspections, surveys, mapping and photography in greater detail.

Airlink wins St Helena bid

The government of St Helena has announced that Airlink, South Africa’s largest independent airline, is their preferred bidder to fly passengers to the island. The government will now enter into a period of contractual negotiations with Airlink. It is anticipated that a formal announcement will be made in the coming weeks on completion of negotiations and contract signing.

Duma Travel partners with UNIGLOBE

South African corporate travel management consultancy, Duma Travel, has announced its partnership with global travel management giant UNIGLOBE. The two parties will now work together to grow the UNIGLOBE brand in Africa, with Duma targeting small and medium-sized travel agencies throughout South Africa and the sub-Saharan African region.

Radisson Blu moves into Rwanda

Rwanda is the latest country in Carlson Rezidor’s Africa pipeline and will soon be home to the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Valued at more than $300 million, the complex will comprise the five-star Radisson Blu hotel with 292 rooms and conference facilities that can host more than 5,000 people. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre,...

Radisson Blu moves into Rwanda

Rwanda is the latest country in Carlson Rezidor’s Africa pipeline and will soon be home to the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Valued at more than $300 million, the complex will comprise the five-star Radisson Blu hotel with 292 rooms and conference facilities that can host more than 5,000 people. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre,...

Airlink’s new lounge at Wonderboom Airport

South African airline Airlink has opened a business class lounge at Pretoria’s Wonderboom Airport. Business class customers and selected Voyager Members Gold/Platinum/Lifetime Platinum Members with one guest can enjoy complimentary wi-fi and refreshments in the Airlink Grey Sunbird Lounge. The airline operates double daily flights between Pretoria and Cape Town during the week, and daily flights on Saturdays and Sundays.

Expands Airbus fleet

According to Aviation Tribune, Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s national airline based in Abidjan, has signed a firm order for the purchase of an additional A320neo to complete its fleet. Air Côte d’Ivoire distinguished itself earlier this year by becoming the first African airline to order the A320neo. “This additional A320neo will allow Air Côte d’Ivoire to truly differentiate its product...

Virgin Atlantic Orders 12 A350s

Virgin Atlantic has placed a confirmed order with Airbus for a dozen Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, for a total value of $4.4bn. Of the 12 firm orders, eight will be purchased and four leased, as Virgin Atlantic continues its investment into increasing the mix of owned and leased aircraft in its fleet. This order is part of a fleet modernisation program...

Airlines stop flights to Juba

Airlines stop flights to Juba According to Aviation Tribune, two East African airlines have suspended flights to Juba (South Sudan) as uncertainty over ongoing violence increases. Kenya Airways and RwandAir have both cancelled flights to Juba as the threat of civil war intensifies. At least 272 people have died in fighting between South Sudan’s rival factions in the capital Juba, including 33 civilians. Fighting broke...

Accor opens Sofitel hotel on Moroccan Riviera

According to Hospitality Net, AccorHotels opened a five-star beachfront Sofitel in Morocco last month. The Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach & Spa offers 82 guestrooms, including the Royal Suite, five junior suites, three SoSPA suites, five villas and eight beach suites. Sofitel chose French-Lebanese architect Galal Mahmoud to create Tamuda Bay's design, which is inspired by 1950s French Riviera. Contemporary architecture is combined...