British flag carrier British Airways is expecting an increase in demand for flights in and out of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The airline is therefore adding an additional weekly service from May through to September 2011. The new schedule will bring the number of weekly flights to the Tanzanian capital up from three a week to four. An expected increase in inbound tourism, coupled with economic growth in East Africa has lead to the move.
British Airways' Commercial Manager for Tanzania, Saada Juma, was quoted saying that “Dar es Salaam is an important route for both British Airways and Tanzania. Dar is a vital east African gateway for visitors from the UK and beyond. In addition to trade, Tanzania is famed for its safaris, a combination of wildlife, the Serengeti, Selous and Zanzibar.