Emirates, Turkish Airlines to fly to KIA

Two more international carriers, the Emirates and Turkish  Airlines plan to launch direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA).

This follows major rehabilitation and maintenance of the airport   spearheaded by the Kilimanjaro Airport Development Company (KADCO),the Natural Resources and Tourism Minister, Ambassador Khamis Kagasheki has said.

Speaking during the maiden launch of Qatar Airways Doha - Kilimanjaro route at KIA yesterday, the minister said that KIA would now be able to get connections from the rest of the world and help increase tourist arrivals and revenue.


"We have unique tourist sites that can attract more tourists into the country. We need to embark on an aggressive marketing campaign that will help lure more tourists.

"The good news is that we have highly reputed airlines flying directly to Tanzania that will help connect us to the rest of the world," he said.

Earlier,  Ambassador Kaghasheki said  Qatar Airways decision to fly directly from Doha to KIA was of great significance.

The Chairman of KADCO Board of Directors Ambassador Hassan Kibelloh said the company would provide a five-star handling to all airlines interested in using the airport.

"Airlines interested in flying to KIA should rest assured that they will get five-star handling services to match their status. Our vision is not only to make KIA a competitive airport but is also dedicated to environmental conservation," he said.
Source: Daily News,http://www.dailynews.co.tz
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