Dar es Salaam-Mwanza ATCL flights set to resume

Friday August 14 2015


By Exuperius Kachenje The Citizen Reporter

Dar es Salaam. Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) will resume flights on the Dar es Salaam-Mwanza route tomorrow, the state-owned firm said yesterday.

Acting Managing Director Mr Johnson Mfinanga told journalists in Dar es Salaam that ATCL’s 50-Seater Bombardier CRJ-200 will ply the route 14 times in a week.

“With the resumption of our scheduled flight between Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, Tanzanians now have an option of flights. The Dar es Salaam-Mwanza route is key to ATCL’s overall business strategy of addressing our clients’ diverse requirements, which includes among others, providing more seat capacity and a quick turnaround in our scheduled flights,” said Mr Mfinanga.

The CRJ 200 is touted for its efficient fuel consumption which translates into lower cost per trip.

ATCL operates the Bombardier Dash 8, The CRJ 200 and De-Havilland Dash 8 Q300 planes. The airline operates scheduled flights to Hahaya in the Comoros, and links the regional routes of Kigoma and Mtwara with Dar es Salaam.