Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, marks its first year of operations in Tanzania, as it continues to support the growing two-way flow of business and leisure travellers flying between Dar es Salaam and the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.
Over 60,000 guests have flown with the airline on this route since it launched daily services linking both capital cities on 1 December 2015, with many passengers choosing to travel onwards over Etihad Airways’ hub to popular destinations in Europe and Asia.
The service is operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats. Dar es Salaam is the airline’s third departure point in East Africa, along with Nairobi in Kenya, and Entebbe in Uganda.
John Friel, Etihad Airways Regional General Manager Sub Sahara, said: “Our first year of operation has been extremely important to us as we position ourselves as the airline of choice in the Tanzanian market. We are very pleased with the performance of our flights and the impressive passenger numbers are a strong reflection that the airline is meeting the needs of the local market.
“Our aim is to continue to work closely with local business partners in Tanzania to ensure that even more passengers travel with us and experience the award-winning products and services for which Etihad Airways is renowned.
Etihad Airways currently flies to 10 destinations across Africa, including Johannesburg, Nairobi, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Khartoum, Casablanca, Rabat, Lagos, Cairo and Mahé in the Seychelles.
About Etihad Aviation Group
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising four business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.
Source: The Exchange