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March 17, 2016

A strike by staff who work on the Luas - Dublin's tram system – that was due to take place today has been cancelled after a partial breakthrough in a pay dispute, according to BBC.

March 14, 2016

THE Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has taken its first steps into Continental Europe.

FLT announced today that it had continued its global expansion by acquiring Business Travel Development (BTD), a small privately-owned corporate travel agency based in the Netherlands.

March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016
Lufthansa has taken delivery of its first ten Airbus A350-900 aircrafts, to be based in Munich, from January 2017. 
Currently, the daily non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Frankfurt and the daily non-stop seasonal service between Cape Town and Munich during sum
March 11, 2016
South African business travellers to Namibia are required to apply for a visa at the Namibian High Commission in Pretoria as part of the country’s new visa regulations. 
The cost of the visa is R80 for the handling fees and R390 for the visa itself.
March 7, 2016
Kenya Airways will add four flights a week between Johannesburg and Nairobi effective April 2.
March 4, 2016
Travellers bound for Nigeria should expect some flight disruptions tomorrow due to the current fuel crisis.
Arik Air has confirmed that flight W3104 from Johannesburg to Lagos has been cancelled tomorrow (March 4). 
March 3, 2016
Emirates has introduced an additional daily service between Dubai and Colombo. 
March 2, 2016
Dubai International Airport opened its new Concourse D on February 2. The facility is expected to boost the airport’s annual passenger capacity from 75 million to 90 million.
February 26, 2016
During the budget speech in Parliament today, Minister Pravin Gordhanannounced that the government will be looking into a possible merger of SAA and SA Express, under a strengthened board.
February 24, 2016

Congratulations to Jacqui Reeves who entered our Travel Expo

February 24, 2016
Qantas will introduce inflight WiFi across its domestic fleet from next year.
February 24, 2016

Angola has introduced a multiple-entry visa that is valid for three months.

February 23, 2016

British Airways will launch a six times a week service to Tehran from the beginning of July, before moving to daily flights at the end of October.

February 22, 2016
Delta Air Lines is to offer six new routes between Europe and the United States. 



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