Precision Air partners with Air Ugandan

Tanzania's leading domestic airline, Precision Air has launched a code-share partnership with Ugandan carrier, Air Uganda on two routes.

The Agreement will see the two airlines work hand in hand on the Dar es Salaam - Entebbe and Kilimanjaro - Entebbe routes, respectively. Under the partnership, which commenced on this January, was officially launched.

The two airlines will both sell tickets and uplift passengers of either airline, while offering travellers with increased choice of flights between the two cities.

Commenting on the partnership during a press conference held at Precision Air headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Precision Air Commercial Director Mr Patrick Ndekana said the partnership was a continuous effort to meet customer satisfaction by providing best services.

“This partnership offers our customers a wider range of choices when planning for their safari. Now you can book Precision Air flight through Air Uganda or vice versa. “We are also certain this partnership will support our government efforts to boost tourism due to the increase of frequencies which guarantee reliability.”

Ndekana said. On the same note Air Uganda Head of Sales and Marketing Jenifer Musiime said the two airlines were joining hands for their customers to enjoy more flight options and flexibility for their travel and are not restricted to the flight schedule of either carrier.

“With this partnership, we are certain that business and tourism will grow between our respective countries, due to the increased flight options and flexibility for travel,” Ms Musiime explained. 

Moreover, apart from the convenience, she added, this partnership is offering the customers, both airlines aim to manage operational costs jointly through shared services.

The increased frequencies are additionally, expected to boost performance on the route and be a catalyst for economic growth of both Uganda and Tanzania. Precision Air and Air Uganda will both operate daily double flights from Entebbe, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam.

Passengers will also be able to book for their flights through both Airline’s websites and travel agents of their preference. Precision Air is the leading airline in Tanzania with the largest number of frequencies and destinations, operating to 10 destinations both domestic and regionally.

With its main hub in Dar es Salaam it flies to Arusha, Zanzibar, Mtwara, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Bukoba, Mwanza, Nairobi, Hahaya and Entebbe. As for Air Uganda, it was founded in 2007 and operates scheduled flights from its Entebbe hub throughout East Africa.

The destinations served include Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mombasa, Nairobi and Mogadishu. Air Uganda operates a homogeneous fleet of 50-seater CRJ 200 aircraft.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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