The Tanzania Times
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Foreign Airlines Double Flights to Tanzania Amid Surge in International Arrivals 2022

As tourism season kicks in, the German’s low cost airline, Eurowings launches weekly flights between Frankfurt and Kilimanjaro International Airport, focusing 600 passengers per trip.

Eurowings Discover, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, started Northern Tanzania flights on the first week of June 2022 and will continue landing at the Kilimanjaro Terminal forthwith.

The airline already has schedules in Zanzibar Isles and Dar-es-salaam.

Passengers are mostly leisure visitors sampling Tanzania’s Northern Tourist Circuit, according to the latest report from a special committee on Tourism, Trade and Investments.

Trekkers on Kilimanjaro, the mountain together with Serengeti and Ngorongoro forms the Northern Tourism Circuit in Tanzania

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade, Prof Godius Kahyarara states that there has been a 106 percent increase of foreign passengers’ arrival in Tanzania in recent days.

In response to that a number of foreign airlines are now warming up their routes to the country with increased landings.

Apart from Eurowings Discover, which opens flight curtains, two Airlines from Middle-East, the Qatar Airways and Emirates Airlines, have doubled the flight schedules to the country due to increasing number of fliers.

Qatar Airways is increasing its flights to 15 weekly landings in Tanzania, from the previous 10, while Emirates now lands seven planes in the country per week and counting.

Chairing the special committee on trade, tourism and investments, Prof Kahyarara explained that this sudden surge of foreign visitors results from recent promotional efforts by President Samia Suluhu abroad.

Both Prof Kahyarara together with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Zanzibar, Fatma Mabrouk Khamis, tabled the committee report reviewing the country’s current trade, investments and tourism status.

They reported that there has been a remarkable increase of tourists and investors eyeing Tanzania, following recent country promoting initiatives spearheaded by President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Hand in hand with increasing flights and number of planes, the committee reports more bookings in hotels and tourists oriented properties of Arusha and Dar-es-salaam cities.

Tanzania gets an average of 1.5 million tourists per year, according to pre- pandemic data. However with the industry on revival the country anticipates around 5 million annual arrivals by 2025, with fingers crossed.

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