AIR TANZANIA PLANS FOR FLIGHTS FROM DAR ES SALAAM TO ENTEBBE AND BUJUMBURA TO START IN LATE AUGUST
(Posted 02nd August 2018)
Air Tanzania will bring their new Boeing B787 Dreamliner to both Entebbe / Uganda and to Bujumbura / Burundi, when the airline launches their planned regional flights later in August.
The use of the wide body aircraft is aimed to showcase the plane to potential regional customers the airline hopes to attract when launching a three times a week service in September to Mumbai / India.
Flights to Entebbe and Bujumbura, according to information received, are due to launch on the 26th of August and will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Air Tanzania will share the Entebbe route with Precision Air while on the route between Dar es Salaam to Bujumbura ATCL will be the only carrier with nonstop flights, cutting out stopovers in Nairobi.
Following the launch flights will the two routes then be served with Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Air Tanzania had initially announced Bujumbura flights for August last year but the delay in the delivery of the third Bombardier Q400 prevented this at the time.