Mumbai Airport now connects India and Tanzania with direct Air Tanzania flight

19 Jul 2019 by Business Traveller India
Mumbai International Airport now connects to Tanzania with direct flights by Air Tanzania

Further boosting tourism and trade between India and Africa, GVK led Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) managing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has restarted flights with Air Tanzania between Mumbai and Dar es Salaam after over 20 years. The new service commenced on July 18, 2019.

Dar es Salaam to Mumbai service will be operated thrice a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and Mumbai to Dar es Salaam on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

CSMIA is the currently the only airport in the country with permissions to operate Air Tanzania’s newest non-stop route. The airline is deploying its Boeing 787-8 that has a capacity of 22 business class seats and 240 economy seats.

The estimated travel time for the direct flight is seven and half-hours.

This is the second non-stop route introduced by MIAL in the last 30 days with the earlier one expanding RwandAir’s connectivity from Mumbai to China’s trade capital Guangzhou.

Similarly, the airport is also expanding its operations to Egypt, Rwanda, Seychelles, Mauritius, Kenya, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi among other prominent destinations in Africa

Natasha Nitturkar 

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