Fly-SAX seeks Tanzania flights

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Kenya’s Fly-SAX is awaiting regulatory approval to launch a new airline based in Tanzania, SAX-Tanzania.

SAX-Tanzania is expected to make its maiden flight in the second half of the year, with a fleet of small planes seating 12 to 80 passengers and serving some of the more remote parts of the country.

In time, Fly-SAX hopes to get government approval for SAX-Tanzania to fly internationally from Tanzania, in a bid to attract a bigger and more lucrative market.

“We are launching a new airline to meet the ever-increasing demand for low-cost, efficient and safe air travel within Tanzania from the country’s own citizens as well as international tourists,” said Don Smith, chief executive of Fly-SAX.

Fly-SAX has appointed Brown Francis as general manager of SAX-Tanzania. Francis joins from fastjet, where he was director for industry affairs for Tanzania.