Europe

Falling oil price boosts Aegean nine-month results

Aegean has announced consolidated revenue stood at €939 million for the first nine months of financial 2018, up five per cent on 2017. Pre-tax earnings rose 14 per cent, to €116 million, while net earnings after tax were up 13 per cent to €81 million. During the nine-month period to September 30th, Aegean and its subsidiary Olympic Air, carried 10.8 […]

Asia

China Eastern welcomes first Airbus A350-900 to fleet

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900 in Toulouse, becoming the latest operator of the twin-engine widebody aircraft. The Shanghai-based carrier now operates an Airbus fleet of 356 aircraft, including 306 A320 family aircraft and 50 A330 family aircraft (figures at the end of October 2018). China Eastern is the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second […]

USA & Canada

American Airlines welcomes new concourse at LaGuardia Airport, New York

American Airlines will begin operations from a new concourse at LaGuardia Airport tomorrow after an official opening ceremony. The team from American Airlines was joined by New York governor Andrew Cuomo; Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; representatives from LaGuardia Gateway Partners; and LaGuardia Airport team members to celebrate the unveiling of […]

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Africa

Mövenpick Hotel Dakar set to debut in Senegal in 2021

AccorHotels has signed to develop Mövenpick Hotel Dakar in partnership with Excellenc6 Senegal Hotels & Resorts. Opening in early 2021, the 462-key hotel will be in Diamniadio – a new dynamic city developed by the Senegal government, close to Dakar’s new Blaise Diagne International Airport, as well as the expanding seaport of Bargny. The signing marks the launch of Mövenpick […]

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Travel News Inside-Out

Marriott reveals massive breach in Starwood database

Marriott has said it has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. As many as 500 million guests might have been impacted by the incident, with credit card, address and other details potentially compromised. The company revealed today that there was “unauthorised access to the database”, which contained guest information relating […]

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Sports

football legend Robbie Fowler to meet fans in Seychelles

British football legend Robbie Fowler will be in Seychelles on a three-day visit in December to meet fans as part of a promotional campaign by Barclays Bank. In a press statement on Wednesday, the Bank said that the visit of Fowler is part of Barclays Seychelles Premier League card campaign. Customers who swipe their cards a minimum of five times […]

Seychelles

Art fair in Seychelles showcases paintings, photos for sale

Art lovers have the chance to buy artwork at affordable prices during a fair being organised at the Eden Art Space Gallery. The Affordable Art Fair, which will run until January 2019, gives everyone the chance to purchase an original painting, photograph, sculpture or print for less than $590, with prices starting at just $2. Last year, the most expensive […]

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Top Stories

FG Committed to End HIV Epidemic by 2030 – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday in Abuja said the Federal Government would increase the number of people on anti-retroviral treatment as part of commitment to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030. Osinbajo said this while delivering speech at the commemoration of event in Abuja as part of activities to mark the 2018 World AIDS Day slated for Dec.1. The […]

Headlines

Kano APC NASS caucus passes vote of confidence on Gov. Ganduje

The Kano State All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the National Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for his “exemplary leadership and performance in office.’’ The endorsement came in a statement signed by the 16 APC lawmakers, comprising two senators and 14 House of Representatives members, from the state. Members of the caucus, led by […]

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NCC threatens to sanction erring telecom service providers

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), on Thursday, said it would sanction service providers who fail to abide by the regulations of the commission in dealing with their consumers. This is coming as the commission reaffirmed its commitment in protecting telecom consumers from unwholesome practices from their network providers. The NCC’s Director of Consumers Affairs Bureau, Mrs Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, gave the […]