AirlinesAirTanzania Suspends Flights to India

AirTanzania Suspends Flights to India

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Tanzania’s flagship carrier AirTanzania has suspended its flights to Mumbai, India, effectively from May 04th, following the unprecedented rise in coronavirus cases. Recently, India has reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day. Most of the documented cases are attributed to the most infectious variants of the virus.

“Air Tanzania Company Limited regrets to inform our esteemed customers and the entire public that, effective from May 04th 2021, Mumbai (India) flights are temporary suspended until further notice. This is due to the increase of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in India. Air Tanzania will waive all penalties on reservation changes, re-issue and refunds to affected passengers.” a statement issued by AirTanzania reads.
The airline joins a growing list of East African Airlines that have suspended flights to India, among them Kenya Airways (KQ), Uganda Airlines, and RwandaAir.
With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India’s total infections stand at 19.93 million, while total fatalities are 218,959, according to Health ministry data. This has driven various airlines to suspend flights to the country. Although the number of people travelling to India from Tanzania had considerably reduced, the temporary suspension of flights to the country will affect others, especially those travelling for medical and business purposes.

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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