Air Tanzania set for Friday relaunch of Mtwara flights


After overcoming the cracked cockpit window incident on the inaugural flight to Kigoma three weeks ago, when the airline’s Bombardier Q300 aircraft for the first time went back into the air for a commercial flight since its accident in Kigoma in April last year, has Air Tanzania’s Acting CEO announced that the airline will add Mtwara to the list of domestic destinations. The first flight will take place this Friday, 08th February.

ATCL presently flies a B737 between Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza while using the Q300 for flights to Kigoma, now adding Mtwara in Southern Tanzania.

Air Tanzania will initially fly between Dar and Mtwara every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday but has already made it clear that they are aiming at daily flights as demand for the route is developed. The airline has to compete with Precision Air, now flying daily to Mtwara using their workhorse ATR aircraft.

Happy Landings to aircraft, crew and passengers for the re-launch of the destination.