Posted on: 24 September 2014 by Ross McSweeny
October will see flydubai expanding its African network with three new Tanzanian destinations: Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.
Flights will operate daily to and directly between Dubai and Dar es Salaam, whilst the twice weekly services to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro will fly via Dar es Salaam.
“With the addition of these three new destinations in Tanzania we’ve doubled our network in North and East Africa this year, strengthening our commitment to serving previously underserved markets,” observed Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai CEO.
In 2013 Tanzania, which is a regional hub for East Africa, welcomed over 1 million tourists, and the Tanzania Tourism Board forecasts this figure is set to double by 2017.
flydubai hopes the UAE will also benefit in terms of tourism. “Our ever-expanding network supports Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 that aims to attract 20 million visitors to the Emirate by 2020,” explained Sudhir Sreedharan, flydubai’s senior VP commercial. “By offering reliable, affordable and convenient travel services from Tanzania, we provide passengers with the opportunity to travel to Dubai and connect onwards to more than 200 worldwide destinations through Dubai International Airport.”