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Thomas Cook Group Airline announces route expansion to Caribbean and Baltics – Travel News


Thomas Cook Group Airline has said that it will expand its worldwide route network with two additional partner airlines – LIAT Air and Baltic.

With LIAT, the Caribbean specialist, customers can now fly from Manchester, London Gatwick or Frankfurt to five new destinations via existing Thomas Cook Group Airline destinations Antigua (ANU), Barbados (BGI) and Grenada (GND). With LIAT, new destinations on offer include Dominica (DOM), Guyana (OGL), St. Kitts and Nevis (SKB), Casties/St. Lucia (SLU) and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVD).

A new partner for Thomas Cook Airlines this winter season, Air Baltic offers flight services from London Gatwick to Tallinn (TLL) in Estonia and to Riga (RIX), the capital of Latvia.

Christoph Debus, Chief Airline Officer, Thomas Cook Group, said: ‘Our…

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African migrants turn to deadly sea route as options narrow


This year has seen a spike in African migrants sailing small wooden boats 1000 miles to the Canary Islands as the European Union and African nations cut off land routes to Italy through Libya, Niger and Algeria. Migrants say the deadly passage is one of the only viable options left

 

Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: one thousand miles across open ocean from Senegal to the Canary Islands in a 50-foot wooden boat held together with rusty nails.

 

The 35-year-old fisherman hopes to push off this week from a beach in the capital Dakar with water, dried food and potentially dozens of passengers. He just needs two motors and enough petrol for the week-long journey and also to patch up a three-foot (1 metre) gash in the hull.

 

Diallo is part of…

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African migrants turn to deadly ocean route as options narrow


DAKAR (Reuters) – Assane Diallo is making final preparations for a journey he knows could cost him his life: one thousand miles across open ocean from Senegal to the Canary Islands in a 50-foot wooden boat held together with rusty nails.

The 35-year-old fisherman hopes to push off this week from a beach in the capital Dakar with water, dried food and potentially dozens of passengers. He just needs two motors and enough petrol for the week-long journey and also to patch up a three-foot (1 meter) gash in the hull.

Diallo is part of a resurgence in African migrants taking the treacherous Atlantic route to the Spanish territory this year in search of jobs and prosperity that they cannot find at home.

Many migrants see the chain of islands off the Moroccan coast as the only viable option…

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Route 66 filling station was refuge for African American travelers


The Threatt Filling Station, near Luther, Okla., was was the first black-owned business along Route 66. (KOKH)

The “Mother Road,” the “Main Street of America”, it was the roadway that brought America right through the Sooner State.

Fabled in song and story, Route 66 was the way to travel as it connected Chicago to Los Angeles. In between these major metropolitan areas was America, but it is not exactly the care free, easy going America we may want to picture.

For all the service stations, hotels and restaurants from St. Louis to Joplin, Missouri not everyone could just walk in and sit down.

“That was an absolute no no,” Edward Threatt recalled. He was just a child during the height of the popularity of Route 66, but his parents kept him from breaking both the…

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Angola bus firm opens Namibia route


By ARNALDO VIEIRA
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Angolan bus operator Macon has launched a route linking Luanda and Namibian capital Windhoek.

Macon’s commercial coordinator Armando Macedo told reporters in Luanda that 47 seater buses would ferry passengers from Luanda to Windhoek three times a week; on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Windhoek to Luanda journey would take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Mr Macedo said further.

Mr Armando disclosed that passengers would pay $79 (Kwanzas 24.400) for the Luanda to Windhoek trip, with stopovers at several Angolan cities such as Sumbe, Benguela, Lubango and Ondjiva.

Macon has operated buses in Angola for 17 years, linking the country’s 18 provinces.

Angola shares a 1,100km border with Namibia in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Cuando…

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Surinam Airways must end mid-Atlantic route and focus on the Caribbean, says aviation expert


By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Surinam Airways (SLM) cannot compete with KLM on the Paramaribo-Amsterdam route, and hence the company needs to get rid of its A340-300 and outsource the route as a joint venture, focusing instead on where SLM can have a competitive advantage, “And that is the Caribbean right now,” the ‘aviation doctor’ Tomas Chlumecky suggested.

On the mid-Atlantic route, Chlumecky suggested that SLM seek a joint-venture with TUI or Turkish Airlines (TK). For example, TK can fly Istanbul-Amsterdam and then Paramaribo as a joint venture and split the profit, using a B777 or B787, and forget about wide body airliners.

Chlumecky has called on SLM to focus its renewal plan on expanding into Brazil, Guyana, Aruba,…

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