Resumed Comoros flights to boost tourist visits

Tanzania’s only publicly-quoted airline, Precision Air, will resume its operations to Hahaya-Comoros effective August 16, 2016. The information came to light yesterday through a reliable source in Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam.

Precision Air suspended its flights to Hahaya in 2014 while undergoing a strategy review which also involved route rationalization.

Precision Air’s Commercial Director, Mr. Robert Owusu, was quoted as saying that after stabilization in the fleet size, the airline feels that it is the right time to resume flights to Hahaya.

‘We understand there is a demand for transport between Dar es Salaam – Hahaya. As any commercially-oriented entity, we went back to our drawing table and worked on a plan that would allow us to service the route efficiently with our now stable fleet.”

Mr. Owusu further explained that, Precision Air flights between Dar es Salaam and Hahaya will strengthen the excellent trade relations while also encouraging tourist visits to the Comoros islands. Precision Air will operate three flights per week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

“There is high movement of traders between Dar es Salaam and Hahaya. We are certain our flight will be a perfect product for them as we offer reliability and convenience to their business,” he added.

Precision Air’s flights are also expected to facilitate movement of tourists and sectoral experts from America, Europe, and Arab countries. This will be the second regional destination for Precision Air after Nairobi. Domestically, Precision Air flies to 10 destinations from its main hub, i.e., to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Bukoba, Musoma, Tabora, Kigoma, Mtwara, Zanzibar (Unguja), and most recently-introduced Pemba, the second largest island of the Zanzibar archipelago.