Emirates is to launch a second service to the
east African coastal city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on 26
The new flight will be operated with an Emirates
A330-200, in a three class configuration with 12 seats in First
Class, 42 in Business Class and 183 in Economy Class, adding a
total of 2,370 seats and up to 170 tons of cargo capacity a week
on the route.
The new service will operate on a Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. It will depart Dubai as
EK727 at 16:55 and arrive in Dar es Salaam at 21:50. The
return flight EK728 will depart Dar es Salaam at 23:30 and
arrive in Dubai at 06:20 the next day.
The new frequency is expected to boost
trade between Tanzania and various markets around Emirates SkyCargoís global network. About 75% of the cargo exported from
Tanzania are perishables, consisting of fresh, frozen and chilled
fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. The remainder of the exports
are mainly household goods, jewellery, dry foods and automotive
spare parts, while major imports are pharmaceuticals, automotive
spare parts, electrical and electronic products and construction
equipment and machinery.
ďDar es Salaam is an important destination in
our east African network. In our last financial year we carried
over 180,000 customers on the route, and we are expecting further
growth with the introduction of the second service, which will
offer our customers more choice and convenience from Tanzania to
Dubai and onward to Europe, the Middle East, the United States,
India and the Far East. Dar es Salaam will now become the second
destination in east Africa, after Nairobi, to have more than a
daily frequency, said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice-President,
Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.
The new five times weekly service will
complement Emiratesí existing daily operation. The airline started a twice weekly service between
Dubai and Dar es Salaam linked with Nairobi on 28 October 1997
using an Airbus A310-300. Following steady growth and demand on
the route over the years, the frequency and capacity was increased
and the flight was delinked from Nairobi, becoming a daily
non-stop service between Dubai and Dar es Salaam in 2006.
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