Tanzania signs aviation agreement with Turkey


There has been speculation in the past by this correspondent about Turkish Airlines’ intentions to fly from Istanbul to Dar es Salaam, also fueled by the persistent refusal of their chief executive officer, Dr. Kotil, to respond to questions in this regard. However, during the recent state visit by President Kikwete to Turkey, a new aviation agreement was signed by the two countries, following the establishment of an embassy by Turkey in Tanzania a few months ago. It was during this ceremony that the Turkish government announced the commencement of flights by Turkish Airlines to Tanzania in the very near future.

Owing to the constant silence by THY, it could not be ascertained if the new destination would be an extension of their flights to Nairobi or if other waypoints would be served once the new service takes off.