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ATCL Launches Direct Flights to Dodoma

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has yesterday January 16, 2017, launched its first direct flights to Dodoma from Dar es Salaam in a historic event that will promote business and travel ties between the two cities and upcountry regions. Launching the route yesterday, Prime Minister Mr Kassim Majaliwa said the development is part of the government decision to enable Dodoma become a fulladministrative capital for the country. "Negotiations are progressing well to build an international airport in Msalato. All the process are indeed going on well," he announced at a gathering shortly after ATCL plane made its first landing on Dodoma soil from Dar es Salaam. ATCL will operate twice a week scheduled flights using its Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, stretched to 78 passengers. The fleet is scheduled to be connecting to Kigoma every Monday and Friday. The premier explained that the government will continue expanding and renovating Dodoma Airport and the airstrip after al

Air Tanzania goes for Hitit reservation ticketing system.

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has ordered a $67,000 (Sh147 million) reservation ticketing system from Turkey. The system installation aims to help the company avoid irregularities in ticket sales and improve services to customers, according to ATCL managing director Ladislaus Matindi. "We signed a contract with an Istanbul-based Hitit Solutions Company over the past two weeks to offer the service. Training on the use of technology has started." The system was expected to become operational next month. He hopes the technology will leverage in tracing what happens in ticket sales, hence providing no chance for irregularities as it used to be. Works, Transport and Communications minister Makame Mbarawa last year suspended ATCL finance manager Stephen Kasubi over the loss of Sh715 million associated with irregularities in ticket sales. Prof Mbarawa said Mr Kasubi allegedly fraudulently facilitated a Comoro-based travel agency -- Salama World Travel Agency --