Direct air route links Guangzhou to Tanzania Updated:  2021-05-11


A view of the sweetveld in Tanzania. [Photo/WeChat account: GZWS411665430]

Air Tanzania officially launched a direct flight between Guangzhou and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on May 8, becoming the first new international passenger route at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in 2021.

The flight uses a Boeing 787-800 aircraft with 262 seats, 240 of which are economy class. Currently, the flight is only available every two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flight departs from Dar es Salaam at 5 am local time on Saturday and arrives in Guangzhou at 9 pm local time. The returning flight to Dar es Salaam departs on Saturday two weeks later at 11 pm local time and arrives at 5 am the next day.  

Ladislaus Matindi, CEO and managing director of Air Tanzania, said that Guangzhou is one of the three biggest aviation hubs in China and the company is thrilled to have a direct air route to the city.

Matindi added that Air Tanzania is looking forward to contributing to the close cooperation between Tanzania and China. 

Tanzania, located in western Africa, is a famous tourist attraction on the continent as it is home to many national parks and natural scenery such as Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.