Air Tanzania to cease Johannesburg service
Air Tanzania has suspended flight operations to Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital, indefinitely.
October 08, 2019: Air Tanzania has suspended flight operations to Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital, indefinitely. The carrier has launched the route on June 28, offering four weekly flights between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Air Tanzania and government officials cited xenophobic attacks in South Africa for the suspension. While the reason for the suspension was not known, the carrier’s MD Ladislaus Matindi told Mwananchi Communications that they were preparing for a comeback.
The airline continues to fly to Entebbe in Uganda, Lusaka in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe, Bujumbura in Burundi and Comoros. Currently, the single long-haul destination is Mumbai in India.
Domestically the airline serves Zanzibar, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Dodoma, Mbeya, Kigoma, Mtwara, Songea, Tabora and Iringa.