RwandAir fills gap left by Kenyan flights to Tanzania

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 8 September 2020 at 08:36

RwandAir is going to fill the gap left by four of Kenya’s airlines which have been suspended in Tanzania.

RwandAir now operates three weekly flights to Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.

For travelers who want to travel to Tanzania, crossing Rwanda is one of the easiest ways rather than Ethiopia or the Western Hemisphere.

Tanzania has recently banned Kenyan companies including Kenya Airways, AirKenya Express, Fly540, and Safarilink Aviation, from flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, and Kilimanjaro after Kenya decided to remove the population of these cities among those who are allowed to enter the country without going to the quarantine for 14 days.

The news came after Tanzanian airline Precision Air announced it was suspending flights to Nairobi, although it had resumed a few days ago.

The plane was scheduled to fly from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar before flying to Nairobi. Zanzibar is one of the most popular destinations in the region because it is a tourist hub.

Kenya Airways CEO Allan Kilavuka said the Tanzania route was one of the most important they have, he hopes the problem that prevents travel in the area will be resolved soon.

Before the ban, Kenya Airways used to fly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 14 times to Dar es Salaam every week, three times to Kilimanjaro and two times to Zanzibar.