By Andy Sambidge
Low-cost Dubai carrier says flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro will start in October
Low-cost carrier flydubai has announced that it will launch flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania next month.
Flights to the East African country will expand the airline’s network in Africa to 12 destinations, flydubai said in a statement.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “With the addition of these three new destinations in Tanzania we’ve doubled our network in North and East Africa this year, strengthening our commitment to serving previously underserved markets.”
flydubai recently announced the launch of flights to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda and flights to these destinations will start at the end of September.
Tanzania is a regional hub for tourism in East Africa and in 2013 the country welcomed over 1 million tourists.
flydubai has built up a comprehensive network in Africa with flights to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Alexandria in Egypt, Khartoum and Port Sudan in Sudan, Djibouti’s capital Djibouti, Juba in South Sudan as well as Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda.