flydubai announces three routes in Tanzania

19 October 2014

Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Flights to the East African country will commence in October, expanding the airline’s network in Africa to 12 destinations.

Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro join flydubai's East African network

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai-based flydubai today announced the launch of flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Flights to the East African country will commence in October, expanding the airline's network in Africa to 12 destinations.

Commenting on the launch of flights, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: "With the addition of these three new destinations in Tanzania we've doubled our network in North and East Africa this year, strengthening our commitment to serving previously underserved markets."

flydubai recently announced the launch of flights to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda and flights to these destinations will commence at the end of September.

Tanzania is a regional hub for tourism in East Africa and in 2013 the country welcomed over 1 million tourists. According to the Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB), this figure looks set with to double with 2 million tourists forecast by 2017.

"Our ever-expanding network supports Dubai's Tourism Vision 2020 that aims to attract 20 million visitors to the Emirate by 2020. By offering reliable, affordable and convenient travel services from Tanzania, we provide passengers with the opportunity to travel to Dubai and connect onwards to more than 200 worldwide destinations through Dubai International Airport," commented Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa).

Tanzania is a country renowned for its natural beauty and its extraordinary wildlife. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania's economic hub and offers a picturesque seaport and a wealth of cultural and historic attractions. Known as the Spice Island, Zanzibar is encapsulated by white sandy beaches and is bursting with culture, history and endemic wildlife. In addition, the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro welcome tourists for hiking and mountaineering all year round.

flydubai has built up a comprehensive network in Africa with flights to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Alexandria in Egypt, Khartoum and Port Sudan in Sudan, Djibouti's capital Djibouti, Juba in South Sudan as well as Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda.

Flight Details:
Dar es Salaam
flydubai will operate daily flights between Dubai and Dar es Salaam starting from 16 October 2014.

FZ669/671/673 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 06:40hrs local time, arriving into Julius Nyerere International Airport at 11:20hrs local time.

FZ670 is scheduled to depart Julius Nyerere International Airport at 12:20hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 18:55hrs local time.

FZ672/674 is scheduled to depart Julius Nyerere International Airport at 18:20hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 01:00hrs local time.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Dar es Salaam will start at AED 1,850 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED 7,500 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. These are special inaugural fares valid for one month.

Kilimanjaro via Dar Es Salaam
flydubai will operate two flights a week between Dubai and Kilimanjaro via Dar Es Salaam starting from 17 October 2014.

Mondays and Fridays: FZ673 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 06:40hrs local time, arriving into Kilimanjaro International Airport at 13:25hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar es Salaam.

FZ674 is scheduled to depart Kilimanjaro International Airport at 16:10hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 01:00hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar es Salaam.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Kilimanjaro will start at AED 1,850 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED 7,500 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. These are special inaugural fares valid for one month.

Zanzibar via Dar Es Salaam
flydubai will operate two flights a week between Dubai and Zanzibar via Dar Es Salaam starting from 19 October 2014.

Wednesdays and Sundays: FZ671 is scheduled to depart Dubai International Terminal 2 at 06:40hrs local time, arriving into Zanzibar Airport at 13:05hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar es Salaam.

FZ672 is scheduled to depart Zanzibar Airport at 15:40hrs local time, landing at Dubai International Terminal 2 at 01:00hrs local time with a one-hour stopover in Dar Es Salaam.

Round trip fares
Economy Class return fares from Dubai to Zanzibar will start at AED 1,850 including 20kg checked baggage, while Business Class return fares will start at AED 7,500 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. These are special inaugural fares valid for one month.

Flights can be purchased starting today from flydubai's website (flydubai.com), its Call Centre (+971) 600 54 44 45, flydubai travel shops or through travel partners. Further information and details of the carrier's car rental and travel insurance services can also be found on flydubai.com.


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