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LAM-Mozambique Airlines will resume flights from Johannesburg to Lisbon Via Maputo from December 12 and can confirm that its new schedule allows for regional connections from Johannesburg.

Airlink will expand its Malawi operations with additional flights between Johannesburg and Lilongwe from 16 December 2023. The market has responded positively to the routes, which are all about providing reliable, convenient, and great-value connectivity for travel between the two countries.

Fastjet has increased its service between Johannesburg and Bulawayo from one to two flights daily, the inaugural early-morning flight took off on October 30, and invited guests enjoyed followed a tour of the scenic Zimbabwean city after.

Etihad Airways is resuming flights to East Africa with daily flights to Nairobi to start on 1 May, 2024. The new route connects Kenya’s capital with Etihad’s growing global network,will help foster important cultural & economic ties between the UAE & the East African powerhouse.

Ethiopian Airlines will resume flights to Madrid, via Rome, on December 9. Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The airline will operate Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on the route.

Mozambican carrier LAM will launch direct flights between Maputo and Cape Town from November 22. The schedule for the flights is not yet available. Also announced on December 12 is the start of its thrice-weekly direct flights from Maputo to Lisbon.

Gondwana Collection Namibia has recently unveiled the latest addition to its upmarket Secret Collection, The Pearls, in the coastal town of Swakopmund. The Pearls is part of a joint venture agreement with third-party investors under the Gondwana Hospitality Management Company.

Kenya’s Head of State, President William Ruto, has announced that the country will allow Africans to enter without a visa from January next year.

Only 3 other countries had done away with visas for African travellers by the end of 2022. These are Benin, Seychelles, and Gambia.

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