Tanzania: What Saudi Airline Scheduled Flight to Jnia Means


THE Saudi Arabian provider, Saudi Airways on Sunday commenced direct flights from Jeddah to Julius Nyerere Worldwide Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam.

The inaugural flight arrived in Dar es Salaam at 6am and was welcomed with a standard water salute. Saudia airways shall be travelling 4 occasions every week.

Onboard the 180-seater Airbus A320 plane have been seven individuals, together with members of the crew and the corporate’s administration group, in keeping with the airline officers.

They have been greeted with a gracious ‘karibu’ by the Works and Transport Minister Prof Makame Mbarawa. He stated the approaching of a brand new operator, signifies a vote of confidence within the nation’s aviation programs.

In keeping with Minister Mbarawa, the introduction of the direct passenger-scheduled flight between Tanzania and Saudi Arabia will trim down travelling time and prices, whereas selling tourism and enterprise progress between the 2 international locations.

“That is on account of President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s effort of opening up the nation by means of financial diplomacy, which has seen the aviation sector including Saudi airways within the listing of worldwide flight touchdown into Tanzania.

“The president visited Saudi Arabia final yr, and right now (yesterday), we’re seeing the outcomes of the go to. The start of direct air from Saudi Arabia will considerably increase the variety of worldwide travellers to Tanzania,” stated Prof Mbarawa.

Quoting the info from Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), Prof Mbarawa stated the variety of worldwide travellers have elevated by 55 per cent in 2022 in comparison with 2021.

He stated that having a direct flight between Tanzania and the Persian Gulf nation would enhance enterprise, tourism and funding actions, whereas lowering flight time by greater than 50 per cent than if travellers have been to attach flights.

He stated that journey time from JNIA direct to King Abdulazz Worldwide Airport in Jeddah is roughly 4.5 hours in comparison with greater than 10 hours when connecting flight, a transfer he stated, will exponentially enhance variety of travellers.

Professional Mbarawa additionally stated that JNIA shall be a linking hub for travellers from neighboring international locations, who shall be planning their itineraries to Saudi Arabia.

Minister Mbarawa expounded that other than having sturdy bilateral relationship which will increase variety of travellers; hundreds of Muslim pilgrims are amongst fundamental travellers to Saudi Arabia. He stated launching of a scheduled flight, means a reduction for pilgrims.