Air Tanzania unites home market with Uganda once again

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Air Tanzania commenced operations to Uganda after a 10-year hiatus on 26 August, launching a Dar es Salaam – Kilimanjaro – Entebbe route, with the first flight being greeted by several VIPs and delegates from the airline and the Ugandan CAA. The African carrier will offer four weekly flights on the tri-city service using its fleet of Q400s.

  • Air Tanzania commenced flights to Uganda on 26 August, a country market it has not served for the past 10 years. The carrier has begun a four times weekly operation on a tri-city route connecting Dar es Salaam (DAR), Kilimanjaro (JRO) and Entebbe (EBB), a service which the airline will fly using its fleet of Q400s, with it presently operating three. While the airport pairing of Dar es Salaam and Entebbe, which serves the Ugandan capital of Kampala, faces no direct competition, it should be noted that flights from Kilimanjaro and Entebbe will go head-to-head with Tanzanian operator Precision Air, with the latter offering four weekly flights on the 641-kilometre hop using its fleet of ATR 72-500s. When referencing OAG Traffic Analyser data, some 43,200 passengers travelled indirectly between Dar es Salaam and Entebbe in 2017, with Kenya Airways being the strongest carrier in the connecting market, capturing 69% of indirect passengers. Take a closer look at anna.aero’s recent analysis of Entebbe Airport in Uganda, a facility which saw passenger traffic grow 8.1% last year. See how Entebbe Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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