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Etihad Airways Launches Dar es Salaam-Abu Dhabi Flight

On touching down at Julius Nyerere International Airport, the inaugural flight was welcomed with a water-cannon salute

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Etihad Airways, dosage http://curaacufeni.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has enhanced its presence in East Africa with the launch of new services between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

On touching down at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, the inaugural flight was welcomed with a water-cannon salute, and a troupe of traditional Tanzanian dancers.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the auspicious occasion, which was attended by; Dr ShaabanMwinjaka, Permanent Secretary, Tanzanian Ministry of Transport, Dr Adelhelm James Meru, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources, H.E. Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk, Tanzanian Ambassador to the UAE among others.

Officials taking part in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony included, Daniel Barranger, H.E. Abdullah Ibrahim Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Shaaban Mwinjaka, Permanent Secretary, H.E. Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk, Eng: Thomas Haule Director, Tanzanian Airport Authority, and Ahmed Al Shehi Etihad airways General Manager Tanzania

Officials taking part in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony included, Daniel Barranger, H.E. Abdullah Ibrahim Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr Shaaban Mwinjaka, Permanent Secretary, H.E. Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk, Eng. Thomas Haule Director, Tanzanian Airport Authority, and Ahmed Al Shehi Etihad airways General Manager Tanzania

Dar es Salaam is Etihad Airways’ third departure point in East Africa, along with Nairobi and Entebbe, and its ninth destinationon the continent.

Operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats, the new service is designed to provide business and leisure travelers with a direct daily service between Dar es Salaam and Abu Dhabi, with convenient onward connections to key destinations in the GCC region, Europe, Indian Subcontinent, North Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony,  Daniel Barranger, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President – Global Sales, said, “The launch of Etihad Airways’ flights to Dar es Salaam is consistent with the airline’s strategy of targeting areas of strong growth in emerging markets.”

“Dar es Salaam is a wonderful destination for tourists seeking to experience the great culture and history of Tanzania, and provides the gateway to numerous national and international tourist attractions, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the wildlife-rich national parks of the Serengeti, and the spice island of Zanzibar,” he added.

He noted that the UAE is also a major trading partner with Tanzania and the new point-to-point services strengthen the two-way flow of trade and commerce between the two countries.

“The flight scheduling offers guests convenient onward connections, and caters for the strong traffic flows between Tanzania and key destinations across our global network, such as Mumbai in India or Beijing and Shanghai in China,” Barranger said.

Etihad Airways has steadily grown its presence on the continent since the launch of its first service to Cairo in November 2004. Since then the airline has introduced services to Casablanca, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos, Nairobi, and Mahé in the Seychelles, and plans to launch to Rabat in Morocco, mid-January 2016.

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