Monday, September 3, 2012

► ZIMBABWE: Tanzania's Precision Air eyes Harare via Blantyre before year end.

A Precision Air ATR72
A 3x weekly Dar es Salaam - Lilongwe - Harare - Dar es Salaam service was originally slated to go into service in July, was then pushed back into August, before quietly being shelved until now. This development comes as the carrier last week moved to drop its Tanzania - Johannesburg, South Africa flights effective 17 September 2012, in order to focus more on its local and regional routes closer to home.

Precision Air's Commercial Director, Mr Patrick Ndekana, said: 
“We are planning to start serving the route, which has no direct connection with Dar es Salaam, before the end of this year,” Mr Ndekana said. He said one of three Boeing planes will serve the route, which has the potential given the fact that there are increasing business activities between Dar and Harare. “This will be our seventh and eighth route in the region.”
Source [Daily News Tanzania]

The airline is due to receive five brand-new European turboprop aircraft between October 2012 and 2014: four ATR42-600 aircraft, as well as a larger ATR72-600.