Flight Check: Turkish Airlines

BACKGROUND: In South Africa for nine years, Turkish Airlines offer 10 flights a week to Istanbul from Johannesburg, seven from Cape Town, and seasonal...

Flight Check: CemAir Bombardier CRJ100

Bloemfontein-Johannesburg BACKGROUND: CemAir is a privately-owned South African airline that was established in 2005. Its headquarters are at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. CemAir...

Flight check: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 Business Class

Johannesburg - Singapore BACKGROUND: Singapore Airlines has 102 aircraft, with an average age of seven years and six months, making it one of the youngest...

Flight Check: Air Seychelles Airbus A330-200

Johannesburg-Mahé BACKGROUND: In mid-March Air Seychelles expanded its service to five weekly flights between Johannesburg and Mahé, operating on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday....

Hotel check: Kigali Serena

Kigali, Rwanda

Flight Check: Singapore Airlines

Airbus A350-900 Premium Economy Class Singapore Changi Airport- Johannesburg ORTI BACKGROUND: Part of Singapore Airlines’ 120 craft fleet, the brand new A350-900 – the latest...

Virgin Atlantic B787 Upper Class

BACKGROUND: Virgin Atlantic began flying its Boeing 787 to Johannesburg in November 2015. The plane offers 31 upper class seats, 35 in premium economy...

Flight check: SAA A330-200

Johannesburg-Abuja

Hotel Check: AVANI Lesotho

Maseru, Lesotho BACKGROUND: Sun International sold portions of its Lesotho, Botswana, Namibian and Swaziland operations, and the whole of its Zambian offering, to Minor Hotels...

Flight Check: Virgin Atlantic B787 Upper Class

BACKGROUND: Virgin Atlantic flies to nine destinations in the USA and it added a tenth, Seattle (Washington), this year. CHECK-IN: Check-in desks at Tacoma International...

Flight check: British Airways Club World

Cape Town – London Heathrow BACKGROUND: British Airways is the flagship brand – alongside Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling – of the International Airlines Group (IAG), one...

Hotel check: Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel

BACKGROUND: The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group operates five hotels in Cape Town, with three Radisson Blu (including the recently-opened Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence)...