Tanzania’s Flightlink eyes international growth

Tanzania’s Flightlink Air Charters to add ATR72-500

25.02.2022 – 10:19 UTC

Flightlink Air Charters (YS, Dar es Salaam) is in the process of adding its first ATR72-500, 5H-FLA (msn 703), Skyliner Aviation has reported.

The 19.1-year-old turboprop was spotted at Toulouse Francazal airport in the Tanzanian carrier’s full livery on February 5, 2022. It has yet to be ferried to East Africa. The Avions de Transport Régional unit was operated by Mount Cook Airline/Air New Zealand from delivery until May 2021, the ch-aviation fleets history module shows.

Flightlink Air Charters did not respond to ch-aviation’s request for comment. While it did not publish a statement, it now displays an image of an ATR on its homepage.

The airline currently operates two E120s, one Cessna 560, one Beech 1900D, two Cessna (single turboprop) C208B Grand Caravans, and one Cessna (single piston) 206 on a mix of scheduled flights across northern Tanzania and charter operations.

Tanzania’s Flightlink eyes international operations in early 2015

11.11.2014 – 15:48 UTC

Flightlink Air Charters (YS, Dar es Salaam) is planning to venture into the international market with flights from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa in Kenya set for early next year. With the arrival of a second E120, airline CEO Captain Munawer Dhirani told Kenya’s Standard that the flight, which will target bringing tourists from Kenya to Tanzania’s Serengeti, will operate 3x weekly initially.

“We are already in touch with the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for BASA rights before we roll out the Mombasa flights from our commercial operating hub of Dar Es Salaam,” he said.

The carrier currently operates medevac operations as well as flights throughout Tanzania using a fleet of Cessna (single turboprop) Caravan 208Bs and an E120.

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