Tanzania: Zanzibar Eyes Saudi Arabia Direct Flights


Zanzibar — Zanzibar has requested Saudi Arabian authorities to contemplate introducing direct flight from Riyadh to the Isles.

Zanzibar State Minister, Workplace of the President (Structure, Authorized Affairs, Public Service and Good Governance) Mr Haroun Ali Suleiman mentioned that having a direct flight from the nation to Zanzibar will probably be a giant alternative to spice up commerce and strengthen relations.

The transfer, Mr Suleiman mentioned will even ease transporting pilgrims to and from Mecca.

He defined this when he welcomed the Appearing Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Fahad Al Harb, who paid him a go to at his workplace in Mazizini. The go to aimed toward growing cooperation between the 2 nations.

Mr Suleiman identified the Saudi Arabia airline direct is far wanted, particularly throughout pilgrimages to ease transportation to folks wishing to carry out the holy journey.

“We will put together upfront efficient methods for the transportation of pilgrims and different residents. This can to a higher extent assist to minimise inconvenience to travellers from Tanzania to Mecca,” he mentioned.

Minister Suleiman defined that many of the Tanzanian pilgrims going to Mecca are from Zanzibar, the place this 12 months a complete of two,500 pilgrims out of greater than 3,000 who travelled had been from Zanzibar, necessitating a direct flight.

“Usually, when pilgrims and residents e-book to Saudi Arabia they need to go to Dar es Salaam. It’s excessive time we’ve got a direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar. This can make it simpler for our travellers to finish connecting a number of flights by way of Qatar-Doha to Oman- Muscat and different locations,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that the request has already been submitted to the respect ministry of the Saudi Arabia authorities. “We’re trying ahead for optimistic response,” mentioned Minister Suleiman.

The Appearing Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Tanzania Sheikh Fahad Al Harb mentioned their authorities will proceed to cooperate with Zanzibar in supporting varied sectors together with well being and training.

“We are going to proceed collaboration for the pursuits of Saudis and Zanzibar residents,” the envoy mentioned.

In a associated growth, Amb Al Harb handed over a couple of thousand Dates to the Zanzibar authorities to distributed to weak teams.

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