Air Tanzania resumes Burundi, Mwanza flights

Air Tanzania has resumed its flights to Bujumbura and Mwanza after suspending the routes for various reasons. The airline suspended services on Dar - Bujumbura route for almost 20 years.

The route which will be served three times a week - Wednesday, Friday and Sundayhas resumed after state of security in Burundi returned to normalcy.

The airline has also introduced Dar - Mbeya route which is scheduled for four times a week - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The national flag carrier has also resumed Dar - Mwanza daily flights which started on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters after landing in Bujumbura, Burundi, at the weekend, ATCL Human Resource Manager Eliezer Mwasele said introduction of the Burundi flight will increase trade relations and be a catalyst to speedy economic growth in Tanzania and Burundi.

He urged Tanzanians to take advantage of this opportunity to position their businesses ready to trade with businessmen from Burundi and Congo, who are expected to fly Air Tanzania in search of merchandise.

Tanzania’s ambassador to Burundi Dr James Nzagi who was at the airport to welcome the airline, said resumption of the Bujumbura flights was a result of a mutual understanding between the two countries who wanted an affordable air transport service.

“We are happy to see that our dream has come true. With this route in place, we are sure that our bilateral ties with Burundi will continue to be strong,” he said.
Source: Daily News, reported from Bunjumbura, Burundi
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