Posted on: 23 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
flydubai has completed its inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania, the new routes further underlining the carrier’s rapid expansion in Africa, which has seen the network double to 12 destinations this year.
Commenting on the start of flights to Tanzania, Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive officer of flydubai, said, “The United Arab Emirates has recognised the immense potential in the emerging markets of East Africa, like Tanzania. We continue to work diligently to support the travel, trade and tourism objectives by strengthening the direct links between the UAE and these African markets.”
“The pace of flydubai’s expansion in East Africa has picked up. Six of the 23 new routes we have launched this year are to Africa,” noted Sudhir Sreedharan, senior vice-president commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa), flydubai. “The potential we see for this market is just the tip of the iceberg as it is still a heavily underserved region. We are very excited about our new flights to Tanzania, which are going to be very popular for our passengers whether for leisure or business.”