Air Tanzania last week moved a step closer to launching direct flights to Britain after securing three landing slots at London’s Gatwick Airport.
The route from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport to Gatwick via Kilimanjaro International Airport in the north of the country will be the national carrier’s first foray into Europe.
The carrier plans to start with three flights a week — Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays — using its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Securing landing slots does not mean the airline can start plying the route immediately.
ATCL communications manager Josephat Kagirwa could not confirm the date of the launch of the London flights.