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New Low Cost Airlines Starts in Tanzania

A new low-cost airline SAX-Tanzania has been established by Fly SAX, Kenyan safari and private charter carrier.

Fly SAX had already announced the appointment of Brown Francis, a well experienced veteran of airline industry, as the General Manager. 

The carrier is going to offer its services to the areas of Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Mwtara.

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The first flight is expected to occur in the second half of 2014.

In his statement, Don Smith, CEO and Founder of Fly-SAX and Fly540 Kenya, said: “We are launching a new airline to meet the ever-increasing demand for low-cost, efficient and safe air travel within Tanzania from the country’s own citizens as well as international tourists visiting the country.”

He continued by praising his colleague – Brown Francis: “I am delighted to be working again with Brown Francis. Having previously headed up Fly540’s and Fastjet’s operations in Tanzania, he brings a wealth of experience and local knowledge to SAX-Tanzania. I look forward to him making it a great success.”

The newly appointed general manager of SAX-Tanzania, Brown Francis, has over 25 years of experience in the industry and had previously worked as a director for industry affairs of Fastjet Tanzania. Fastjet was the first low cost company in Tanzania, that now serves also South Africa and Zambia.


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