PRECISION AIR NOW EYES HARARE AND BLANTRYE
A regular aviation source from Dar es Salaam has over the weekend confirmed that Precision Air, Tanzanias dominant airline, appears set to fly from late this year to Harare via Blantyre, adding two more regional routes to their growing network. Similar to the flights recently launched to Lusaka, via Lubumbashi, the Harare connection will apparently also be operated three times a week, using a B737-300.
The airline is on course to uplift a million passengers per annum for the first time in their history and has additional brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft on order to expand both domestic as well as near regional destinations.
The same source however also spoke of the airlines hope that ongoing work and construction at key aerodromes would be completed at a faster rate to open up more parts of the sprawling country, where air transport is often the only reliable means of getting to and from.
Precision has also increased frequencies between Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza following the yet again withdrawal of Air Tanzania from the route a few weeks ago, surely hoping that should another return of the financially stricken ATCL take place in the future, passengers will stay with Precision and not believe yet more fairy tales told about reliability and this time we shall stay heard that once too often. Watch this space for regular aviation updates from the Eastern African region.