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Uganda drops on Africa Visa Openness Index

Rwanda is ranked best in EAC Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | African countries are increasingly making better progress in their freedom of travel policies, most of which had been severely curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the 2022 Africa Visa Openness Index. The annual publication, prepared by the African …

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A new era is reshaping African air travel

After being battered by COVID, African airlines are re-modelling operations to increase connectivity, traffic volumes and profitability. That is good news for African travel SPECIAL FEATURE | BIRD STORY AGENCY | The launch of a portal to share route traffic data, including on underserved markets, connections and partnership opportunities, is …

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41st ICAO reaches agreement on net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced Friday it has reached historic agreement on a goal of net-zero carbon emissions for international flights by 2050. Member states meeting at the ICAO assembly in the Canadian city of Montreal have adopted a collective long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) …

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41st ICAO Assembly to focus on continued recovery of air sector

ICAO’s latest analyses showed air transport seat capacity and passenger totals globally have reached an estimated 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | More than 2,500 delegates from around the world are gathering in Montreal, Canada, to secure the highest possible standards in global aviation with a focus …

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‘London route not viable for Uganda Airlines’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Wasswa Balunywa, the former Board Chairman of Uganda Airlines Corporation, says the revived national carrier should focus more on commencing flights to China and not the United Kingdom. He was responding to media reports that the airline has not yet acquired a permit …

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