Air Tanzania starting flights across EA: Here’s what you should expect

25Jul 2018
By Financial Times Reporter
DAR ES SALAAM
Financial Times
Air Tanzania starting flights across EA: Here’s what you should expect
  • The national carrier recently signed an exclusive five-year time-and-material contract with StandardAero to provide maintenance and engineering services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A engines powering the flag carrier’s fleet of 3 Bombardier

ONE of the most taunting and stressing experiences that regional air travellers have to endure is going through connecting options between routes, which is both time-consuming and costly.

Managing Director Ladislaus Matindi.

For instance, flying between Tanzania and Uganda requires one to connect through Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport. Air Tanzania wants to solve this.

The national flag carrier of Tanzania is introducing new direct flight routes in the East African region. Particularly these direct flights will be from Dar es Salaam to Entebbe and Bujumbura, a hint at competition with incumbent Kenya Airways and RwandaAir that have dominated the routes in Nairobi and Kigali respectively.

The carrier company revealed that they will start a four-times-a week direct flight to Entebbe from Dar es Salaam, charging $363 (about 827,000/-) for a return ticket while flying on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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