SAA celebrates 20 years flying to Tanzania
It has introduced special offers on the Johannesburg-to Dar-es-Salaam route in line with the milestone.
The offers from Cape Town and Durban are valid for sale until the end of March 2016 and for travel until 31 December 2016.
SAA introduced a dedicated freighter service between Johannesburg and Dar-es-Salaam in January.
The service is once a week every Tuesday.
Aaron Munetsi, SAA Chief Commercial Officer (Acting), said Dar-es-Salaam is one of the key destinations in the extensive African route network.
“We are proud that as an airline we contribute to the growth in bilateral trade and tourism between South Africa and Tanzania. The route has been sustained for twenty years due to the strength of SAA’s operations, its extensive route network, schedule integrity, service delivery and on-time performance.”
He said the strong historical ties between the two nations enabled them to create an environment where business, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges could flourish.
The lifting of visas requirements in 2013 for South African passport holders wishing to visit Tanzania for holiday or business (for up to 90 days) further contributed to stimulating travel between the countries. Munetsi said South Africa and Tanzania had traditionally experienced strong bilateral and economic ties; with South Africa one of Tanzania’s biggest trading partners.
A number of South African companies in the mining, banking, retail, and hospitality industries have a presence in Tanzania.
“A further positive development was that imported goods originating within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are now duty free which promotes intra SADC trade thus strengthening regional economic
integration,” said Munetsi.
SAA introduced flights to this East African country in October 1995 from when the route has grown from three flights per week to the current offering of twice daily flights between the two African cities.
– CAJ News
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