Flydubai recently ’s connected Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with six flights a week three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam. Kilimanjaro is the third city in Tanzania for the carrier after Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. With this, the total number of flights to Tanzania increased to 14 flights a week.
As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017.
On board the inaugural flight was Sudhir Sreedharan, Sr VP, Commercial Operations (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) for flydubai. The delegation was met on arrival by Makame Mbarawa MB, Minister for Works, Transport and Communication; Gregory George Teu, Chairman of the Board of Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO), the Board of Directors of the KADCO, the Regional Commissioners for Kilimanjaro and Arusha, representatives of the District Commissioners, Members of Parliament, Tanzania Tourist Board, together with representatives of the local tourism industry.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, commented on the inaugural: ”With our service to Kilimanjaro, we are responding to a growing demand for travel between the UAE and Tanzania. flydubai is the first UAE airline to offer direct air links to Kilimanjaro with the aim to connect this market to Dubai and beyond, and offer travellers more choice and flexibility. Passengers will have the opportunity to connect from Dubai onwards to more than 250 destinations.”
Emirates will codeshare on this route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, passengers will have greater choice for onward travel from Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.
flydubai operates flights to twelve destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Khartoum and Port Sudan, as well as Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.