- These new flights are offering a ray of hope to the country’s multi-billion-dollar tourism industry.
- Edelweiss, a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is also a member of the Lufthansa Group.
- Lufthansa has nearly 20 million customers in its base around the world, bringing a way to reach more potential passengers.
Mai ia Oketopa 8, 2021, Edelweiss o le a lele saʻo mai Zurich i Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), o se faitotoʻa tele i le matagaluega o turisi i matu a Tanzania, faalua i le vaiaso, ma turisi maualuluga mai Europa e faʻamanuiaina le turisi tumutumu vaitau.
“Then it goes on to Zanzibar, but only once a week, because from October 12, 2021, there will be an alternative flight to Dar es Salam on the other day of traffic,” the Swiss Tanzania’s General Manager, Mr. André Bonjour, told tour operators in Tanzania’s designated safari capital of Arusha recently.
As it stands, Edelweiss Air offers Tanzania’s $2.6 billion tourism industry a strategic boost to achieve its target of attracting 5 million tourists and generating $6 billion in foreign exchange in 2025.
“To add 3 destinations in Tanzania during toughest times, is not only a vote of confidence to the country, but also a boost to its travel industry to realize its target of 5 million tourists in 2025,” he explained.
le Tanzania Association o Turisi Faʻagaioiga (TATO)’s chairman, Mr. Wilbard Chambulo, said the tourism industry welcomes Edelweiss Air with open arms and he commended the timing.
The TATO boss added: “The deal means to open-up endless opportunities not only for our members, but the entire tourism value chain as Swiss will promote and market Tanzania destinations to the higher-end Swiss and other clientele.”