Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Government tells private sector to invest in aviation


By By Alex Malanga @ChiefMalanga amalanga@tz.nationmedia.com

The government has called on private sector players to invest in aviation industry in expanding and modernising the sector’s infrastructure.

The call was made on Tuesday, September 19, by the Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Prof Makame Mbarawa.

He was speaking at the opening of the two-day National Civil Aviation Forum which brought together stakeholders to discuss how to develop the sector.

Prof Mbarawa said the government was in need of investors who would invest in modernisation and expansion of airport infrastructures.

Most of the country's airports demand modernisation and expansion to accommodate more aircrafts, according to Prof Mbarawa.

"We can't do much unless we work together with serious investors from the private sector," he warned.

"I don't need investors who are coming to my office and talk too much but rather those who are action-oriented with interests of taking the country's aviation industry to the next level," he added.

Meanwhile, he said Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) terminal three would be open in September next year.

Once the terminal starts operations, the Dar es Salaam-based airport will be attracting 6.4 million passengers per year compared with 2.5 million attracted by JNIA (terminal two).


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Passengers to fly free in Qatar Airways’ new global promo


By By The Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTz news@tz.nationmedia.com

Passengers with Qatar Airways may chance to fly for free if they win in the airline’s new promotional drive, the company has announced.

Dubbed ‘Global Travel Boutique’, the promotion offers passengers from around the world fare deductions on flights in both Economy and Business Class as well as the opportunity to win once-in-a-lifetime Mega prizes which gives them a chance to fly free to any of the airline’s destination for one year, Qatar Airways said in a statement this morning.

Valid from 12 to 19 September, the promotion will offer discounts of up to 35 per cent on fares in both Economy and Business Class, as well as special companion fares and discounted group bookings. Passengers who book from 12 through 19 September will be entered into a draw to win nine chances to fly free for a year to any Qatar Airways destination.

Other prizes include a Platinum Privilege Club Membership, complimentary upgrades to Business Class and a complimentary three-night stay at MarsaMalazThe Pearl Kempinski Hotel in Doha.

The Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Ehab Amin, said: “We are delighted to offer this spectacular promotion - our biggest commercial promotion to date - following the success of our previous Travel Festival campaigns. Our passengers now have the chance to choose from a variety of incredible packages and discounts on fares in both Economy and Business Class, in addition to the chance to win incredible prizes.”

Daily prizes will include vouchers for upgrades to Business Class; up to 100,000 Qmiles in Business Class and 50,000 in Economy class; an upgrade to Privilege Club Silver and Gold status; free hotel stays in premium hotels in Doha; vouchers for Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and complimentary lounge access at Hamad International Airport.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dar-Chalinze expressway tender to be advertised next month