Boeing 787 Dreamliner Debuts In Africa With Ethiopian Airlines

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its African debut with the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ first jet in Addis Ababa. Registered ET-AOQ and dubbed “Africa First”, the new aircraft touched down at Bole International Airport yesterday morning from Washington DC with invited guests, media, paying passengers and company executives led by Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam.   … Continue reading

Princess Cruises Unveils New Intercontinental Itineraries

Princess Cruises has unveiled a series of intercontinental voyages designed to capture the imagination of cruisers as part of its 2011/2012 cruise season. Ranging from 28 to 46 days, the cruise line’s 680-guest Ocean Princess and 1,990-guest Sun Princess will operate 4 extended cruises that provide guests the opportunity to visit 38 intriguing ports in Africa, Asia and Europe. … Continue reading

Kempinski Unveils Second Egyptian Property

Luxury hotel operator Kempinski has expanded its portfolio in Egypt with the opening of its newest property in the country. The 191-room Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo is located in the heart of the city overlooking the banks of the River Nile. Renowned French architect Pierre-Yves Rochon has blended contemporary European luxury with attributes paying … Continue reading

Middle Eastern Carriers Increase Presence At Copenhagen

The Danish capital of Copenhagen is set to receive more flights from Middle Eastern carriers. Qatar Airways is raising flight frequencies to a daily service using widebody aircraft from Doha, while Star Alliance-member EgyptAir has announced it will launch 3 times weekly services from Cairo.   Qatar Airways To Fly Doha – Copenhagen Daily Doha-based … Continue reading

Arik Air Expands International Routes

Nigerian airline Arik Air has announced 2 new international routes to the UK and USA. Beginning 26 November 2009, the airline will begin non-stop flights from Abuja to London (Heathrow), with services between Lagos and New York commencing from 29 November 2009.   Abuja-London Arik Air will fly a 2-class Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured with 20 Premier Class … Continue reading