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Sabena technics and Precision Air Extend Their Collaboration

Precision Air, the Tanzania-based airline, has renewed its trust in Sabena technics for the component support of its entire fleet of ATRs. This selection marks the extension of an existing contract signed with Sabena technics in 2010.Since 2010, Sabena technics has been servicing Precision Air’s ATR fleet from its Dinard site which benefits from a recognized expertise in regional aircraft support. Solutions under the renewed contract include component repair and overhaul as well as pool access with advanced standard exchange components service on the airline’s fleet of nine ATR aircraft (42-500 and 72- 500).“We would like to thank Precision Air for the renewed trust they placed in our company. We are proud to be a partner to one of the largest operator of ATR aircraft in Africa and we look forward to keep supporting their growth and development”, commented Nasser Skalli Housseini, VP Sales of Sabena technics. « We are delighted to extend our well-established partnership with Sabena te…

Demand drives flydubai to launch Kilimanjaro flights and increase Zanzibar capacity in Oct-2017

flydubai announced (15-Jun-2017) plans to commence three times weekly Dubai-Dar Es Salaam-Kilimanjaro and Dubai-Kilimanjaro services on 29-Oct-2017. The carrier will also increase Zanzibar frequency from three to eight times weekly on 29-Oct-2017, increasing total Tanzania frequency to 14 times weekly and increasing Tanzania capacity by 133% year-on-year. 
Kilimanjaro will be the airline's third destination in Tanzania and its 12th in Africa and flydubai will be the first carrier to operate directly between Kilimanjaro and the UAE. SVP commercial GCC, Subcontinent and Africa Sudhir Sreedharan said: "We expect to see healthy flows of trade and tourism on this route from the GCC and Eastern Europe". 
flydubai began operations to Tanzania in 2014 and has seen a steady growth in passenger numbers. Kilimanjaro will be served with six flights a week three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam. In addition, the carrier will increase direct flights to Zanzibar from…

Hitit CS is the shining star in Africa: Seven new airlines in two years.

Hitit CS had a strong presence at Aviation Festival Africa 2017. During the conference Hitit CS made two presentations about future airline distribution and passenger service trends. Hitit CS has a proven track record for serving African airlines. Recent customer gains of Hitit in Africa were Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Nouvelair, Tunisie and Air Namibia. Today over 70,000 travel agencies worldwide are using Hitit’s distribution system and more than 50 billion flight queries are being processed each year. In 2016 Hitit’s reservation system counted more than 55.5 million passenger bookings. In 2016 and 2017 Hitit CS, the IT provider from Turkey has convinced seven African airlines to benefit from its innovative airline solutions. Among these new customers were Air Namibia, Air Tanzania, Precision Air and Nouvel Air. Hitit CS has planned to strengthen its efforts in Africa. One step is the sponsorship of Aviation Festival Africa 2017 in Johannesburg. The company has been represented wit…

Flight Price Index 2017: Tanzania among the most expensive countries for flights

Online travel agency Kiwi.com have produced their annual ranking detailing the cost of air travel in 80 countries. As a company which prides itself on offering the best value ticket prices for customers, Kiwi.com undertook the research in order to help make travellers aware of countries that offer good opportunities for affordable travel. Following on from the findings of last year’s Flight Price Index, this round also tracks the changes in the industry, providing a compelling insight into the fluctuating price of air travel around the world.
To calculate the rankings, Kiwi.com analysed over a million flights to find an average price of short-haul and long-haul flights on low cost and full service airlines from each of the countries. Domestic flights were calculated by finding an average airfare from the country’s capital to up to five major cities within the country, or to a major city nearby in a neighbouring country when no domestic flights were available. The price of internationa…