Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down yesterday at Kilimanjaro International Airport, increasing capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations.
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 which touched down at 07:45, had on board a delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior VP, Commercial Operations (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) for flydubai.
The service to Kilimanjaro sees the total number of flydubai’s destinations in Tanzania increase to three, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The carrier began operations to Tanzania in 2014.
As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017.
Flydubai will offer six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam and will increase the total number of flights to Tanzania to 14 flights a week.
Kilimanjaro International Airport is located in Northern Tanzania. It is the major gateway to the Kilimanjaro region, a main international tourism destination that includes Mount Kilimanjaro.
Only a few international carriers operate to Kilimanjaro and flydubai will be the first airline to provide direct air links from the UAE.
Flydubai operates flights to 12 destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Khartoum, Port Sudan, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
Emirates will codeshare on this route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, passengers will have greater choice for onward travel from Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.