AirlinesAir Tanzania to commence Dar Es Salaam-Guangzhou service

Air Tanzania to commence Dar Es Salaam-Guangzhou service

The Aviator Africa Air Tanzania

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is set to start flying to Guangzhou China on May 08th, 2021 amidst tight restrictions that has come as a result of the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic.
ATCL Managing Director, Ladislaus Matindi told journalist on Monday May 03rd, 2020 that the flights to China which had been delayed since September last year due to Covid-19 challenges will officially start this month.
“Tanzania Airlines (ATCL) we are happy to announce to the public that from date May 08th, 2021 we will officially start direct commercial flight from Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) to Guangzhou (China) every Saturday and return on Sunday. These trips will be once in every two weeks. According to the conditions set by the Chinese government, those who will be travelling from Tanzania are Chinese and other people with special permits only.” Statement issued by AirTanzania reads.
“But those who are allowed to travel from China to Tanzania are Citizens of All nations. This is a great opportunity for Tanzanian’s to transport there goods between Dar es Salaam and Guangzhou at a reasonable freight charges.” The statement added.
As previously reported by ATCL, the airline had planned to launch Guangzhou service in Feb-2019 and again in Mar-2021 but the maiden flights were suspended due to surge of COVID-19.
“Air Tanzania Company Limited would like to inform the public that due to the current pressure and capacity limit of Guangdong Local Government on COVID 19 control and prevention for inbound Flights, the scheduled Air Tanzania Maiden Flight from Dar-Es-Salaam to Guangzhou has been suspended.” ATCL posted.
It was not clear whether there were new containment measures in Guangzhou but the company said new dates for the long awaited maiden flight would be announced later.

Mshana Iddi
Iddi Mshana Journalist - With a Bachelor Degree in Tourism, Iddi has a combined appetite of tourism and aviation. His diverse knowledge and experience of more than 6 years adds an exciting depth to his work. Currently, pursing Commercial Pilot Licence with IR & ME at EACAA Soroti Uganda.

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