Monday, July 29, 2013

► TANZANIA: Tropical Air starts 3x weekly Zanzibar - Mbeya via Dar es Salaam flights.

Tropical Air logoZanzibari carrier, Tropical Air, on July 19 officially launched a 3x weekly service from Zanzibar to Mbeya via Dar es Salaam using an ATR42-300. Flights in reality operate to Songwe International Airport which serves the town of Mbeya.

Tropical Air ATR42
Tropical Air: Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam - Mbeya
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  • ZNZ 0700 - 0720 DAR 0800 - 0930 MBI 1000 - 1130 AT4 135
Source [Tropical Air]

According to AviationTanzania, Tropical Air is the first locally-owned Zanzibari aviation company in Tanzania and started operations in 1999 with a lone Cessna 172. It's fleet has now grown to four Cessna C208Bs, a Eurocopter  AS350B2 helicopter, a LET410 UVP E20, and two ATR42-300s which it uses to serve Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mafia, Mbeya and Pemba.