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US to drop Covid-19 test requirement for air travellers

The US will no longer require air travellers to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country from abroad. Officials said they were dropping the requirement due to the "tremendous progress" the country had made in the fight against the virus. The travel industry has been pushing for an end to the policy, which they say has deterred bookings, as families fear getting stranded abroad. The change […]

todayJune 11, 2022 73 1 2

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Qatar Airways, the first to move as Heathrow gears to reopen Terminal 4

On 14 June Terminal 4 will reopen to travelers for the first time in over 2 years as part of our long-standing plan to ramp up airport capacity ahead of the summer. Qatar Airways will be the first to move, followed by around 30 airlines over the following month. The move will allow Terminal 4 airlines more check in space and stand capacity as well as access to their premium […]

todayJune 8, 2022 46

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Antonov An-225 Mriya to be rebuilt to honor hero pilots – Zelensky

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky wants to build another Antonov An-225 Mriya in honor of the pilots who have died in the war. According to a report on May 20, 2022 from news agency Interfax Ukraine, Zelensky announced the intention during an online meeting with Ukrainian students. The unique and much-loved Mriya was the heaviest cargo aircraft in the world, but was destroyed in fighting at Hostomel airport (HML) in March […]

todayMay 22, 2022 66

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Entebbe airport’s runway closed due Rwandair runway excursion

Rwandair flight WB464 from Nairobi skidded off the runway upon touchdown early on Wednesday morning. The Bombardier CRJ-900, registration 9XR-WI, veered right off the runway, coming to a stop with all gear on soft ground. All 60 passengers disembarked safely with no reported injuries. The initial, brief investigation points towards poor markings on the runway and low visibility due to heavy rain. Entebbe’s main runway, 17/35, was recently renovated as […]

todayApril 21, 2022 48

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Dubai International Airport tops the world’s international airport rankings

Airports Council International (ACI) latest report state that about 4.5 billion people flew in 2021 which is almost a half of the 9.1 billion people who flew in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic. Below are the 10 busiest airports in the world: Atlanta is once again the world's busiest airport, regaining the top spot after falling to second in 2020. It ended last year with 75.7 million passengers and was one […]

todayApril 13, 2022 207 2

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DHL Aero Expreso Boeing 757-200F HP-2010DAE crash lands at San Jose, CR

DHL Aero Expreso (Panama City) on April 7, 2022 with the pictured Boeing 757-200F (HP-2010DAE), flight DO7216 to Guatemala City made an emergency landing back at San Jose, Costa Rica after taking off from Juan Santamaría International Airport. The freighter returned to the airport due to a hydraulic issue. The aircraft on landing veered off runway 07 and broke up into two parts after falling into a ditch. The aircraft […]

todayApril 11, 2022 72

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British Airways to operate 2 flights on April 9 due flight disruptions on the 8th

A British Airways flight bound to land in Accra on Friday, April 8, has returned to London following airspace restrictions in Bamako, Mali. According to the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), passengers of the outbound flight BA081 have been informed of the incident. “Consequently, British Airways will operate two flights on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Details of the additional flights are to be […]

todayApril 11, 2022 212

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No PCR tests required for vaccinated passengers travelling to UAE

Rules both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been relaxed which sees the end of the pre-arrival PCR test for fully vaccinated passengers. Travelers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to take a PCR test before arriving in the UAE, meanwhile close contact isolation rules have been relaxed amid a series of relaxing of covid rules. The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that from February […]

todayFebruary 26, 2022 186 2 2

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MD of Ghana Airports Company Limited appointment terminated

The managing director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa's appointment has been terminated. A letter signed by the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah cites that, “His Excellency the President, per letter No. 0P S127/22/104, dated 31st January 2022, has directed the appointment of Mr Yaw Kwakwa as Managing Director of the Ghana Airport’s Company Limited be terminated. " The reasons for the termination are unknown.   More […]

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