Operated by the Air Tanzania, a direct flight was launched on May 8th linking China's Guangzhou and Tanzania's Dar es Salaam. It is also the first international passenger route opened at Baiyun International Airport in 2021.
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The flight is operated with Boeing 787-800 planes with 240 seats in economy class and 22 seats in business class.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be one fight every two weeks. Scheduled every other Saturday, the flight TC402 leaves Tanzania's Dar es Salaam at 5 a.m. and arrives at Guangzhou's Baiyun International Airport at 9 p.m. local time. And the return flight TC403 leaves Guangzhou at 11 p.m. and arrives at Dar es Salaam at 5 a.m. of the next day.
According to Ladislaus Matindi, Managing Director and CEO of Air Tanzania: "We are very happy to open a direct flight to Guangzhou, it is one of the three major aviation hubs in China."
With the opening of a direct flight between Dar es Salaam and Guangzhou, Air Tanzania is looking forward to enhancing the close partnership between Tanzania and China, and it shows a milestone in the development of Tanzania-China relations under the Belt and Road Initiative.