Kilimanjaro to join flydubai’s destination portfolio


Boosting its Tanzania connectivity, flydubai will be adopting services to Kilimanjaro on October 29, 2017.

The launch of this destination will mark the airline’s third point in Tanzania, joining Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, and will represent its 12th African route.

The Kilimanjaro route will be served with six flights per week, three of which will run via the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam.

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Further enhancing its Africa portfolio, the airline will also increase direct flights to Zanzibar from three to eight flights a week.

CEO, flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith enthused: “With the addition of the service to Kilimanjaro and more direct flights to Zanzibar, flydubai will operate 14 flights a week, marking a 133 per cent increase in capacity to the market compared to the previous year. This is a healthy indication of the rising popularity of Tanzania as a preferred tourist destination and we are happy to be connecting the market to Dubai.”

Last year, the Dubai-based carrier witnessed a healthy 3.5 per cent rise in travellers between the UAE and Africa compared to 2015.

“We are committed to opening up underserved markets and flydubai’s service to Kilimanjaro will introduce more options for travel with a business and economy class service, together with added cargo capacity available through our Cargo Division,” said senior vice president commercial – GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, Sudhir Sreedharan.

“We expect to see healthy flows of trade and tourism on this route from the GCC and Eastern Europe via our hub in Dubai,” he concluded.