ZIMBABWE OPENS AIRPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Zimbabwe has reopened its airports for international travel. This comes after the landlocked Southern African country had shut its borders to curtail the spreading of the Coronavirus. The Zimbabwean government in September announced plans to reopen airports in a phased approach starting with domestic then international travel. The country’s aviation authority Director General Bertha Muzangaza said the authority has been working hard to ensure the safe resumption of international flights. CAAZ Acting Director General Bertha

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ASTRAL AVIATION OBTAINS PHARMA.AERO FULL MEMBERSHIP

Africa’s premier cargo airline, Astral Aviation has been awarded full Pharma.Aero membership. Pharma.Aero, a non-profit organization aimed at achieving excellence in reliable end-to-end air transportation for Life Science and Medtech shippers, by fostering collaboration between Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certified airport communities dedicated in developing and pioneering when it comes to handling, storage and air transportation of pharmaceuticals. Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation, commented, “We are honored to become a Full Member

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UGANDA AIRLINES BACK IN THE SKY

Uganda Airlines will resume international flights from the 1st of October 2020. The airline has been grounded due to travel restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. From its hub in Entebbe, Uganda Airlines will initially resume services to four East African destinations namely, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Juba and Mogadishu. Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Bujumbura and Zanzibar will be added to the next work thereafter. In a statement the airline said: “Our

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES RETURNS TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 4TH QUARTER OF 2020

Africa’s premier airline, Ethiopian Airlines will return to Johannesburg and Cape Town on 01 October 2020. The airline announced on its Twitter feed today: “We are glad to be back to Johannesburg with a weekly passenger service from 1 October.” Initially the airline will operate both Cape Town and Johannesburg on a weekly service and will add more frequencies as demands picks up.   #EthiopianAirlines #JustAfricanAviation Copyright 2020 Just African Aviation Pty Ltd, Permission to use

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KENYA AND TANZANIA RESOLVE AIR BORDER IMPASSE

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has released a revised list of countries permitted to enter Kenya without mandatory quarantine.  The new 147 state list includes neighbour Tanzania for the first time since the resumption of flights in August. Tanzania and Kenya have been on each other’s throats over the exclusion of Tanzanians on the list. Tanzania responded by suspending Kenyan airlines from the Tanzanian airspace claiming the principle of reciprocity. The move led to Kenyan

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