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Precision Air’s financial troubles go into public domain

Troubling details Precision Air’s financial troubles go into public domain

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Troubling financial details are emerging from Dar es Salaam over the financial status of Precision Air, Tanzania’s only publicly-quoted airline company on the Dar Stock Exchange, with ...

British Airways pulls flight services to Tanzania

London Heathrow – Dar es Salaam flights are history British Airways pulls flight services to Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) – After almost four decades of flight services to Tanzania, British Airways (BA) pulled its flight services between London Heathrow and Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam ...

FastJet responds to debt and other allegations

Airline calls press conference FastJet responds to debt and other allegations

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information was received from a source in Dar es Salaam who attended a press conference yesterday called by FastJet at short notice.

Emirates reacts fast to British Airways withdrawal in Tanzania

Aims to capture sudden available market share Emirates reacts fast to British Airways withdrawal in Tanzania

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - While many in Tanzania are still struggling to come to terms with the announced withdrawal of British Airways (BA) from the skies over Dar es Salaam – the airline last week confirmed ...

British Airways set to pull out of Dar es Salaam

No bookings available beyond March British Airways set to pull out of Dar es Salaam

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information was just confirmed from a regular aviation source in Dar es Salaam, that British Airways (BA) appears set to leave Tanzania’s commercial capital come March this year.

Bad luck haunts Air Tanzania on return to the skies

Flight returns shortly after takeoff Bad luck haunts Air Tanzania on return to the skies

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information is emerging from Dar es Salaam, that embattled Air Tanzania, upon taking to the skies once again last Friday, has suffered a setback on the maiden flight to Kigoma.

Double Tree Dar es Salaam ordered closed

Sewage versus vendetta Double Tree Dar es Salaam ordered closed

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information was received from a regular source in Dar es Salaam, that the Double Tree Dar es Salaam was closed down by order of a government minister, who also reportedly on the spot ...

Dar es Salaam remains tense after army deploys in hot spots

Protestors agitated Dar es Salaam remains tense after army deploys in hot spots

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The most recent clashes between separatists and religious radicals in Zanzibar, which caused considerable concern among the island’s tourism fraternity, have been mirrored in Dar es ...

Another robbery gone wrong kills tourist in Dar es Salaam

Tanzania crime Another robbery gone wrong kills tourist in Dar es Salaam

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) – In spite of regular official denials over the extent of crime in Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam directly aimed at foreign visitors, another tragic case of a purse ...

Tanzania intensifies security in spice island of Zanzibar and other tourist spots

Britain issues advisory cautioning tourists visiting Zanzibar Tanzania intensifies security in spice island of Zanzibar and other tourist spots

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - Reacting to recent incidents in which four tourists were mugged in the Tanzanian capital city of Dar es Salaam and the political stalemate in the Indian Ocean tourist Island of Zanzibar, ...

National Air Transport Forum set for Dar es Salaam meeting

Tanzania Aviation National Air Transport Forum set for Dar es Salaam meeting

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Tanzania’s aviation sector is set to convene in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday and Thursday this week to discuss opportunities and constraints for the airline industry, bringing an estimated ...

Dar es Salaam to spend 5 billion Uganda shilling for tourism development

Ambitious 5-year tourism development plan Dar es Salaam to spend 5 billion Uganda shilling for tourism development

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - The government in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, launched yesterday an ambitious 5-year tourism development plan, thought to cost them a cool 5 billion shillings (a little over US$2 ...

Dar es Salaam airport rushes to catch up with demand

Tanzania airport refurbishment Dar es Salaam airport rushes to catch up with demand

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information has been received from regular aviation sources in Dar es Salaam, that the country’s main international airport, Julius Nyerere International, has finally and apparently been ...

TCAA ends Swissport monopoly

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority TCAA ends Swissport monopoly

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - After years of arguments and heated exchanges between airlines and the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority, a decision has finally come down to end the unsustainable monopoly at the ...

Serena chain takes over the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam

Management of Tanzania's biggest hotel changes hands Serena chain takes over the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - East Africa’s leading tourist hotel chain, Serena Hotels, has officially taken over Tanzania’s biggest hotel, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel, in the Indian Ocean city of Dar ...

Wildlife conservation and policymakers to meet in Dar es Salaam

Illegal trade in wildlife and plants Wildlife conservation and policymakers to meet in Dar es Salaam

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - Cabinet ministers responsible for wildlife conservation from seven African countries are meeting in the Tanzanian capital city of Dar es Salaam discussing cooperative enforcement ...

Hotel union uses minister to force itself upon Holiday Inn in Dar

Orders local labor officer to pitch camp at hotel Hotel union uses minister to force itself upon Holiday Inn in Dar

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - It was learned yesterday that the Minister for Labor and Employment in the Tanzanian government has apparently become a willing tool to force recognition of a labor union on the management ...

AFRAA blasts African governments at aviation meeting in Dar es Salaam

African Airline Association AFRAA blasts African governments at aviation meeting in Dar es Salaam

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The African Airline Association (AFRAA) took advantage of the just-ended aviation conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to expose once again the lack of implementation of the Yamoussoukro ...

Tanzania Airport Authority gets new board

New Board of Directors Tanzania Airport Authority gets new board

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - A new board of directors has been appointed on Saturday in Dar es Salaam by the Minister for Transport for the Tanzania Airport Authority.

Tanzania's Camp David? Get real!

Tanzania President Likens Lodge to Famous US Retreat Tanzania's Camp David? Get real!

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Last Saturday finally saw the formal launch of the latest kid on the aviation block, Safari Plus in Dar es Salaam - a company associated with Kempinski Hotels in Tanzania, belonging to the ...

Tanzania tourism to reap from Indian Prime Minister's visit

Investing In Tourist Resources Tanzania tourism to reap from Indian Prime Minister's visit

Apolnari Tairo, eTN

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - Travel trade and tourism will be key economic sectors to benefit from the visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Tanzania next Thursday.

More mouthpieces fronted in favor of Serengeti Highway

Tanzania Tourism More mouthpieces fronted in favor of Serengeti Highway

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - In the face of continued global lobbying against the controversial Serengeti Highway plans, which have considerably damaged Tanzania’s public image as a conservation-minded nation, the ...

Aviation stakeholders say no to Swissport's demand for monopoly

Airport Ground Handling Aviation stakeholders say no to Swissport's demand for monopoly

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Recent public utterances by Swissport representatives about the competition over ground-handling contracts met with stiff resistance by other stakeholders.

Airlines furious over airport incident in Dar es Salaam

Julius Nyerere International Airport Update Airlines furious over airport incident in Dar es Salaam

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - A regular aviation source in Dar es Salaam has, through third parties, passed his own views and that of several of his colleagues, even from other airlines, on the airport closure of ...

Best Western opens its first hotel in Tanzania

Best Western Expands In Africa Best Western opens its first hotel in Tanzania

PHOENIX - Best Western International's African presence continues to grow with the opening of the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, located in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania's exclusive Msasani Peninsula ...

Dar es Salaam to get new air link with South Africa

Tanzania News Dar es Salaam to get new air link with South Africa

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - It was confirmed last week that Comair, the franchisee for British Airways in South Africa and also operator of low-cost airline Kulula.com, will commence flights into Dar es Salaam from ...

Tourist vehicle in Dar es Salaam in freak accident with light military aircraft

Emergency Landing Tourist vehicle in Dar es Salaam in freak accident with light military aircraft

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) Information was received late yesterday from Dar es Salaam that an overland tour truck carrying over 20 passengers mainly from Holland and Kenya was hit by a light trainer military aircraft, ...

Kempinski Dar es Salaam makes five star rating

Tanzania Hotel Kempinski Dar es Salaam makes five star rating

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) The recently-concluded rating exercise in Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar es Salaam has now reached the stage of releasing the initial results to the tourism trade and general public, ...

Turkish Airlines commences operations between Istanbul and Dar es Salaam

Inaugural Flight Turkish Airlines commences operations between Istanbul and Dar es Salaam

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) The inaugural flight between Istanbul and Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport took place earlier in the week, marking the first time a Turkish commercial aircraft touched ...

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