Emirates expands Tanzania route

Good news for Dar Route

Following the announcement that BA will cease flights to Dar on March 31st, Emirates have in turn announced that they have added more than 1400 seats a week on their Dar es Salaam-Dubai route with the introduction of a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft effective from 1 February.The larger aircraft replaced the Airbus 340-500, giving a 40% boost to seat capacity.

Emirates carried 148 000 passengers on flights to and from Dar es Salaam in 2012. With the new Boeing 777 servicethe airline expects this to noticeably grow as  customers continue to explore the opportunities Emirates’ global network has to offer, In addition to carrying more passengers, using the new aircraft will also have a positive impact on Tanzania’s import and export industry. Emirates SkyCargo, using the Airbus 340-500, had a belly-hold capacity of 30 tonnes in both directions. The Boeing 777-300ER has a capacity of up to 46 tonnes, which means businesses will benefit from an additional 112 tons of weekly capacity on the route.

Emirates established operations in Tanzania in 1997 and flies daily from Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam to Dubai, connecting passengers to 117 destinations in 74 countries across six continents.