Tanzania: Precision extends wings to Pemba next month

Precision Air Tanzania will next month start flying to Zanzibar’s exotic Island of Pemba, with three flights a week.

The scheduled flights follow Zanzibar Airport Authority’s (ZAA) upgrading of Pemba Airport to category four status that meets the international standards required for commercial flight operations.

Precision Air’s Commercial Director Robert Owusu said that Precision Air is set to offer reliable and comfortable flights to Pemba from May 24, this year.

He hailed ZAA efforts to upgrade Pemba Airport, saying the move will ensure the safety of passengers and the aircraft using it. He also stated that Precision Air is the only IOSA certified airline in Tanzania and always puts safety standards above everything else.

Using their state of the art aircraft; ATR72-500, Precision Air will be flying to Pemba via Zanzibar every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, departing from Dar es Salaam. “We are very excited about this new route.

Our mission is to connect Tanzania through our network and Pemba will be our 11th domestic route. We are happy to give our customers access to the exotic beaches in Pemba,” he said.

The flights will enhance passenger movement between Pemba, Zanzibar and the Mainland, playing a critical role in boosting business connections between the three areas. Mr Owusu said that the introductory flights will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The company will monitor the performance of the flights and increase to a daily operation if and when necessary. Precision Air is listed at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) and was established 23 years ago as a charter airline.

It has steadily grown to become a reputable airline not only in Tanzania but also in the larger East and Central African region.

It currently operates from its main hub in Dar es Salaam flying to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Zanzibar, Kigoma, Tabora, Musoma and Bukoba.

Regionally, Precision Air flies to Nairobi connecting Tanzania to other parts of Africa and the rest of the world.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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