Virgin Limited Edition To Acquire South African Wine Estate

Virgin Limited Edition is to add a new wine estate in South Africa to its already eclectic portfolio. Sir Richard Branson’s collection of award-winning luxury retreats has reached a preliminary agreement to purchase the Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard from the family of late South African entrepreneur Miko Rwayitare.   With a history dating as … Continue reading

Necker Island Reopens

British tycoon Sir Richard Branson has opened the new Great House on Necker Island. Part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection of ultra-luxury properties and machines available for rent, it was rebuilt after a fire destroyed the original in 2011.   Located in the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island has been a popular hideaway for … Continue reading

Kenya Airways To Launch Services To Livingstone

African carrier Kenya Airways has revealed plans to begin flights to Livingstone from its base in Nairobi. The new destination joins Lusaka as the airline’s second point in Zambia, boosting its regional network as part of efforts to expand its footprint on the continent.   Beginning 2 June 2013, flight KQ 780 will depart Nairobi … Continue reading

Etihad Partners Kenya Airways, Readies For ‘Big Switch’

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is preparing for the ‘Big Switch’ – a transition of its passenger service systems onto a single platform. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has also announced a new partnership with Skyteam member Kenya Airways that will boost its coverage in Africa.   The ‘Big Switch’ – Allow Time … Continue reading

Fastjet Takes To The Skies

Africa’s newest low cost carrier Fastjet took to the skies yesterday, with ambitions to revolutionize flying in the continent from its base in Tanzania. Promising affordable fares and reliable service, the airline is beginning with double daily domestic services from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro and Mwanza.   The inaugural flights culminate a week of … Continue reading