Published on : Monday, December 18, 2017
Dubai-based international airline firm, flydubai made its inaugural flight touched down on at Kilimanjaro International Airport with increasing capacity and making a resolution for further expanding its network in Africa to the 12 destinations.
The flydubai will offer about six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam and will boost the total number of flights to Tanzania to 14 flights a week.
The aircraft touched down at 07:45 (Kilimanjaro local time) and on board the flight was a delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) for flydubai.
The delegation was met on arrival by Hon Prof Makame Mbarawa MB, Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Mr 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.
flydubai also showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it revealed for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017.
The service to Kilimanjaro International Airport sees the total number of flydubai’s destinations in Tanzania increase to three, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
The carrier began operations to Tanzania in 2014 and has become increasingly popular among travellers from Dubai and the GCC as a tourist destination, and is seeing a steady growth in passenger numbers.