Air Tanzania resumes flights to Entebbe.

Air Tanzania has resumed flights following six months without operating in the country following closure of Entebbe International Airport by government in March after the Covid 19 outbreak

Mr Ladislaus Matindi the Managing Director Air Tanzania said the resumption of flights will help promote investment in the region.

“We continue to extending the wings of kilimanjaro over Africa and beyond so that the investment, trade and tourism opportunities presented by the resumption of these flights and the expansion of the network will certainly add value to our destination countries as we strive to offer affordable and improved connections” he said.

Mr Matindi made the remarks in a statement read by the airlines country station manager at Entebbe International Airport on Sunday during the airlines first flight in the country following the reopening of the airport for passenger travel.

The Air Tanzania Bombardier Q400 jet receives a water canon salute upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport on Sunday after six months without operating in the country. Photo by ADB

Mr Matindi said the airline will be providing two frequencies per week to Entebbe on Wednesday and Sunday connecting passengers from Dar es Salaam Kilimanjaro and Arusha.

Matindi added that Air Tanzania will also make two frequencies per week to Lusaka zambia via Harare on Tuesday and Friday connecting passengers from other places at Dar es Salaam hub

“Air Tanzania has taken all precautions regarding Covid 19 to take care of both the passengers and crew’s health during operations to all destinations” he said

The station manager Air Tanzania Ms Amanda Nyambona said the airline that normally operates four flights per week but had to schedule to two flights due to the Covid 19 pandemic was half board on the first flight aboard a Bombardier Q400 which is a 76 seater.

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