Air Tanzania sets eyes on Bujumbura

BUJUMBURA NEXT FOR AIR TANZANIA AS THIRD BOMBARDIER Q400NEXTGEN EXPECTED IN AUGUST

(Posted 27th July 2017)

When the third brand new Bombardier Q400NextGen is delivered to Air Tanzania next month – real ‘owner’ is a different parastatal body to make it impossible for debtors to go after the airline’s aircraft – does the revived national airline then intend to start services to Burundi’s capital Bujumbura.
The information was received overnight from a regular aviation source in Dar es Salaam.
Reportedly will the new destination be served in conjunction with Kigoma. It could however not be established how many flights per week Bujumbura will see.
Burundi is a close ally of Tanzania in the East African Community and depends to a large extend for both imports and exports on the port of Dar es Salaam, making a direct connection by air key to further expansion of trade links.
This will be the first new regional route for ATCL but more are to follow when additional aircraft – the Tanzanian government has also ordered two Bombardier CS300 jets – will join the fleet in due course.

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