On saturday 16th November 2013, the first Mayotte airline called Air EWA has launched the connection between Dzaoudzi ( Mayotte ) and Dar es Salaam ( Tanzania). The inaugural flight (UU280) to DAR operated by Air EWA on ATR 72-212A reg. F-OZSE landed at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) around 14h35Z and was scheduled to take off on Sunday at 8h45Z. 

EWA Air ATR 72-212A reg. F-OZSE at JNIA in Dar Es salaam

EWA Air operates one of Air Austral's three ATR 72-500s using Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport as a hub.

Initially the airline operates using Air Austral’s “UU” Code

The current timetable from the airline's website shows that, in the period 09/11/13 -29/03/14  Ewa Air will be operating into Dar es salaam once per week with arrivals on Saturdays 17:35LT and departures on Sundays 11:45LT, i.e there will be a night stop at DAR.

About EWA Airlines.
Officially launched in May 2013, EWA Air is owned 52.3 % by Air Austral (UU) and 47.7% by other partners, including Mayotte Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Mayotte) (22.7% ) and the Yland Investment consortium ( 25%).  

EWA Air will serve six Mayotte direct connections from Dzaoudzi : to Madagascar (Nosy Be with two flights per week , Mahajanga with three flights per week) , to Mozambique ( Pemba with two flights per week in partnership with LAM , there - also subject to government approval ) to Tanzania (Dar Es Salaam with one flight per week ) , and of course to Comoros (Moroni with two flights per week and an additional frequency in partnership with Air Austral , Anjouan 4 flights per week).  

EWA Airlines Network.

  • Nosy Be (2x weekly)
  • Majunga (3x weekly)
  • Moroni (2x weekly with one supplementary flight in conjunction with Air Austral)
  • Anjouan (2x weekly)
  • Dar es Salaam (1x weekly)
  • Pemba (2x weekly in partnership with LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (TM) though this is still unconfirmed). 

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