In an effort to enhance tourism in both countries, Air Seychelles officially launched their new direct route linking the Seychelles International Airport in the capital city of Victoria to the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam as scheduled on December 2, 2014.
According to the Tanzania Deputy Minister for Transport Charles Tizeba, the launch of this new route will facilitate business between the two countries and will be mutually beneficial for both countries as they work to improve access to new destinations and develop their respective tourism industries.
During the inaugural launch, Alan Renaud, the General Manager for Corporate Affairs with Air Seychelles, indicated that the decision to expand to Dar es Salaam was in line with the airline’s mandate to foster growth in the tourism and trade sectors while also remaining profitable.
“Dar es Salaam is the start of an exciting new growth chapter for us,” he said, “Coming to Dar es Salaam was a good business decision and as a national Seychelles carrier, our mandate is to be profitable and sustainable while fostering growth of trade and tourism.”
Air Seychelles will have the capacity to offer 16 business class seats and 120 economy class seats on their twice weekly flights, representing an annual capacity of 28,000 seats.