Dubai -based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations. flydubai will offer six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam and will increase the total number of flights to Tanzania to 14 flights a week.
As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017.
The service to Kilimanjaro sees the total number of flydubai’s destinations in Tanzania increase to three, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The carrier began operations to Tanzania in 2014 and has become increasingly popular among travellers from Dubai and the GCC as a tourist destination, and is seeing a steady growth in passenger numbers.
Kilimanjaro International Airport is located between the regions of Kilimanjaro and Arusha in Northern Tanzania. The airport is the major gateway to the Kilimanjaro region, a main international tourism destination that includes Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Only a few international carriers operate to Kilimanjaro and flydubai will be the first airline to provide direct air links from the UAE.
Emirates will codeshare on this route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, passengers will have greater choice for onward travel from Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.
flydubai operates flights to twelve destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Khartoum and Port Sudan, as well as Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
flydubai flights FZ673/FZ683 operate six times a week between Dubai International, Terminal 2 (DXB) and Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
|Flight Number||Route||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|FZ673||DXB – JRO||02:40||07:45|
|FZ673||JRO – DXB (via DAR)||08:45||17:45|
|FZ683||DXB – JRO (via DAR)||13:55||21:05|
|FZ683||JRO – DXB||22:05||04:50|
Business Class return fares from Kilimanjaro to Dubai start at USD 1228 and are inclusive of all taxes and 40kg checked baggage. Economy Class return fares from Kilimanjaro to Dubai start at USD 339 and are inclusive of all taxes including 7kg of hand baggage.