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Tanzania: Qatar Airways Move to Land At KIA Big Boost for Economy

Source: allafrica March 20, 2012: QATAR Airways will start daily flights to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) in July this year to almost land tourists in the heart of the northern tourist circuit. The launch of Qatar flights will make KIA Tanzania's second point after Dar es Salaam on the African map. Apart from KIA, other featured passenger route expansions in six months period are Serbia and Myanmar. The lucrative deal is translated into an increased number of international arrivals at the airport that has consistently grown by nearly 15 per cent annually since 2003. KIA currently serves 650,000 passengers per year.
Qatar Airways joins other major airlines such as KLM, Edelweiss air, Condor air and Ethiopian Airlines to fly to the northern located international airport. "For Swissport Tanzania, the ground handling services company,the deal would boost aviation activities at the airport, bringing about multiple benefits in terms of revenues and …

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