Dubai wins Favourite Airport for Layovers

Dubai wins Favourite Airport for Layovers

Dubai International the world’s number one hub for international passengers, has been named the Favourite Airport for Layovers at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Middle East recently. In the category Favourite Airport for a Layover, the top three nominees, as voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveller Middle East, were Dubai International, Hamad […]

SA immigration official gets suspension for illegal ‘fines’

SA immigration official gets suspension for illegal ‘fines’

A South African airport official, who attempted to solicit fines from minors at OR Tambo International Airport claiming that they had the incorrect documents to travel according to the newly-implemented Immigration Act, has been suspended following a rapid response by The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA). The airport official was said to have […]

BA reduces carry-on baggage allowance

BA reduces carry-on baggage allowance

British Airways is reducing the size of carry-on baggage permitted on board its flights. Business Traveller reported that from August 18, the size of each passenger’s personal handbag/laptop bag can be no larger than 40 x 30 x 15cm so that it can be stowed beneath the seat in front. The current maximum size allowed […]

Jamaica injects $241m into tourism safety

Jamaica injects $241m into tourism safety

The Jamaica Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has provided over $241 million to aid the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF in securing additional resources over the last two years. “We are going to continue to implement measures to further enhance the safety of all Jamaicans as well as our many visitors and to tackle issues such as […]

FAA Proposes $66,000 Civil Penalty against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $66,000 civil penalty against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc., of Miami, Fla., for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Centurion operated an MD-11 jet on at least 12 flights between June 5 and 11, 2013 […]

Carnival Corporation Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

Carnival Corporation Granted U.S. Approval for Travel to Cuba

Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, has announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new […]

Fastjet sells Fly540 Ghana

Fastjet sells Fly540 Ghana

African budget carrier fastjet has sold its shares in grounded loss-making regional carrier Fly540 Ghana to DWG-G Company for $1, according to Air Transport World. Fastjet acquired Fly540 Ghana from Lonrho Aviation in July 2012 with the aim of using the carrier’s air operator’s certificate (AOC) to launch low-cost operations under its own fastjet brand. […]

FAA Proposes $66,000 Civil Penalty against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $66,000 civil penalty against Centurion Air Cargo, Inc., of Miami, Fla., for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Centurion operated an MD-11 jet on at least 12 flights between June 5 and 11, 2013 […]

BA and Iberia join budget airline group ELFAA

Columbus, OH – British Airways and Iberia, the two leading IAG member carriers, have joined the European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA). The development is surprising because all the trade body’s other participants are budget airlines such as IAG’s Vueling and Easyjet, Ryanair and Wizzair. BA and Iberia, later to be followed by Air Berlin, […]