flydubai becomes first UAE airline to provide direct links to Kilimanjaro

Sudhir Sreedharan (holding the flowers), SVP, Commercial Operations (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) for flydubai and Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa (on the left of Sreedharan), Minister for Works, Transport and Communications of Tanzania were amongst the VIPs to welcome the start of the LCC’s service to Kilimanjaro on 15 December. flydubai showcased its new 737 MAX 8 – registered A6-MAX – on the route launch.

  • ‎flydubai’s inaugural flight to Kilimanjaro (JRO) on 15 December has increased the LCC’s capacity to Tanzania and further expanded its network in Africa to 12 destinations. The carrier will offer six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam and will increase the total number of flights to Tanzania to 14 flights a week. The service to Kilimanjaro from its Dubai (DXB) base sees the total number of flydubai destinations in Tanzania increase to three, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The carrier began operations to Tanzania in 2014. Sudhir Sreedharan, SVP Commercial Operations (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai, who led the carrier’s inaugural delegation, said: “Our service to Kilimanjaro follows an increase in passenger demand and reflects flydubai’s commitment to open up underserved markets. We look forward to offering six weekly flights on this route and to connecting travellers from across flydubai’s network with the Kilimanjaro region and vice versa.” The 737-800 operated service will face no direct competition. See how Kilimanjaro Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world


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