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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Precision Air, Air Uganda partner to boost efficiency

21st January 2014
Precision Air

Precision Air today officially launches a code share partnership with Ugandan carrier Air Uganda enabling the two airlines to work hand in hand on the Dar es Salaam-Entebbe and Kilimanjaro-Entebbe routes, respectively.

Under the partnership, which in effect became operational at the beginning of this month, the two carriers will sell tickets and uplift passengers of either airline while offering travellers with a wider range of choices of flights between the destinations.

Precision Air Commercial Director Patrick Ndekana has described the partnership as a continuous effort to meet customer satisfaction by providing best services, adding: “This partnership offers our customers a wider range of choices when planning for their trip. Now you can book Precision Air flight through Air Uganda, or vice versa.”

He has expressed hope that the partnership would support government efforts in both countries to boost tourism in that the rise in the frequency of flights would guarantee reliability.”

Air Uganda’s Head of Sales & Marketing, Jenifer Musiime, has meanwhile said the two airlines were joining hands “for our customers to enjoy more flight options and flexibility for their travel without being restricted to the flight schedule of either carrier”.

“With this partnership, we are certain that business and tourism will grow between our respective countries, due to the increased flight options and flexibility for travel,” she noted.

Musiime said that, apart from the convenience the partnership was offering customers, both airlines are determined to manage operational costs jointly through shared services.

“The increased frequencies are additionally expected to boost performance on the routes and be a catalyst for economic growth of both Uganda and Tanzania,” she added.

Precision Air and Air Uganda will both operate daily double flights from Entebbe, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam. Passengers will also be able to book for their flights through both airlines’ websites or travel agents of their preference.

Precision Air is the domestic airline in Tanzania with the largest number of frequencies and destinations, operating to ten destinations inside the country and regionally.

With its main hub in Dar es Salaam, it flies to Arusha, Zanzibar, Mtwara, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Bukoba, Mwanza, Nairobi, Hahaya (in the Comoros) and Entebbe.

Air Uganda was founded in 2007 and operates scheduled flights from its Entebbe hub throughout East Africa. The destinations served include Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mogadishu, Mombasa and Nairobi.

Air Uganda is the home-based carrier for Uganda and is a member of the Celestair Group, which is owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. 



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