AURIC AIR ADDS MORE SCHEDULED SERVICES TO PARKS AND ISLANDS
AURIC Air has announced that they will significantly increase their scheduled flights across Tanzania from June onwards to include services to various islands off the mainland but also to more national parks, pushing overall destinations to 18 in every corner of the country.
The airline, which operates 7 Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft, has bases in Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Mwanza and from there flies to Musoma, Bukoba, Mbeya, Songea, Sumbawanga, Rubondo Island (Lake Victoria), Serengeti, Katavi, Lake Manyara, Mpanda, Ruaha, Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia and Tanga.
From the 01st of June this year there will be a double daily service from Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island, three flights per day to Zanzibar, daily flights to Tanga and Pemba while Katavi will be served initially four times a week. The schedule is arranged in such a way that to most destinations there will be connectivity when coming from for instance some of the national parks and then proceeding to one of the Indian Ocean islands.
The extensive range of tourism related destinations makes AURIC increasingly an airline of choice for the safari operators whose clientele prefers to fly, but is looking for scheduled flights rather than the much more expensive charter options, and the aircraft type used is uniquely suited to land on grass or gravel airstrips where STOL capabilities are required.
AURIC Air is now in operation since 2001 and last year opened an office in Arusha to increasingly tap into the tourism traffic. For more information visit www.auricair.com, find them via www.facebook.com/auricair or follow them on Twitter via @auricair.