ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has marked 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 passengers have flown with the airline on this route since it launched daily services linking both capital cities in 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 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy. Dar es Salaam is the airline’s third departure point in East Africa, along with Nairobi in Kenya where the airline operates flights in codeshare with Kenya Airways, and also Entebbe in Uganda which is served several times a week.
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, the latter served double daily in conjunction with partner airline Air Seychelles.