Precision Air just announced their imminent return to Musoma, after halting services two years ago due to the poor conditions of the runway and apron which led to damage to one of their ATR aircraft. Following major improvements made by the Tanzania Airport Authority the airline has agreed to resume flights with immediate effect.
The Dar es Salaam to Musoma flights will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for the time being, joining 10 more Precision Air destinations across the country and beyond (others being Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Bukoba, Tabora, Kigoma, Mtwara, and Nairobi).
Precision Air’s Commercial Director, Mr. Robert Owusu, said that the move was triggered by market demand. He stated that the flight has been positioned to cater for passengers who had to drive from Musoma to catch flights in Mwanza.
“We had temporarily suspended the Musoma route due to the airport’s unfavorable conditions which had caused damage to the aircraft. Since then, there have been some improvements made to the airport infrastructure that make it safe for our aircraft to land and take-off from there. As service providers, we also understand the inconveniences that passenger from Musoma had to go through by driving for about 4 hours to catch flights in Mwanza. We believe our flights to Musoma will not only stimulate trade in Musoma but also the tourism industry.”
Precision Air operates an all ATR aircraft fleet comprised of both the ATR 42 and the larger ATR 72 models which are well suited to fly in and out of secondary and tertiary airports and aerodromes.