01 Dec 2015 15:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today enhanced its presence in East Africa with the launch of new services between Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
touching down at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam,
the inaugural flight was welcomed with a water-cannon salute, and a troupe of
traditional Tanzanian dancers.
ceremony was held to mark the auspicious occasion, which was attended by:
Shaaban Mwinjaka, Permanent Secretary, Tanzanian Ministry of Transport,
Adelhelm James Meru, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Natural
Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk, Tanzanian Ambassador to the UAE,
Abdullah Ibrahim Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Tanzania, and
Barranger, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President - Global Sales,
- Engineer Thomas Haule, Director, Julius
Nyerere International Airport
Dar es Salaam
is Etihad Airways’ third departure point in East Africa, along with Nairobi and
Entebbe, and its ninth destination on the continent.
by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy
Class seats, the new service is designed to provide business and leisure
travellers with a direct daily service between Dar es Salaam and Abu Dhabi,
with convenient onward connections to key destinations in the GCC region,
Europe, Indian Subcontinent, North Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.
said: “The launch of Etihad Airways’ flights to Dar es Salaam is consistent
with our strategy of targeting areas of strong growth in emerging markets.
Salaam is a wonderful destination for tourists seeking to experience the great
culture and history of Tanzania, and provides the gateway to numerous national
and international tourist attractions, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the
wildlife-rich national parks of the Serengeti, and the spice island of
is also a major trading partner with Tanzania and our new point-to-point
services strengthen the two-way flow of trade and commerce between the two
countries. The flight scheduling offers guests convenient onward connections, and
caters for the strong traffic flows between Tanzania and key destinations
across our global network, such as Ahmedabad and Mumbai in India or Beijing and
Shanghai in China.
does this service provide our guests with direct access to an exciting new
business and tourism destination, it also further strengthens our presence in
East Africa and across the African continent,” he added.
Etihad Airways has steadily grown
its presence on the continent since the launch of its first service to Cairo in
November 2004. Since then the airline has introduced services to Casablanca,
Entebbe, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos, Nairobi, and Mahé in the Seychelles,
and plans to launch to Rabat in Morocco, mid-January 2016.
Etihad Airways schedule for
Dar es Salaam flights, effective 1
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Note: All departures and
arrivals are listed in local time.