By Staff Reporter
AIR Tanzania has revealed that it will begin flights to Harare and Lusaka this week buoyed by its recently acquired two Airbus A220s.
The airline received the two aircrafts a month ago and will be flying into Harare every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
In a statement, the company said, “Air Tanzania will on February 22 commence the Dar Es Salaam-Harare and Dar Es Salaam-Lusaka flights”.
The company has pegged its return flights at USD$168 for the economy class from Harare to Dar Es Salaam while a return trip in business class is pegged at USD$358.
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has had plans to increase its regional reach beyond the Comoros, Burundi and Uganda for a while now and in June last year, the airline made it clear that it was looking to start flights to South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The airline was established as Air Tanzania Corporation on September in 1977 after the collapse of a regional East African Airways. Since then, the airline had been operating at a loss and depending on government subsidies. The government is currently reviving its operations.