|GEITA AIRPORT SOON IN OPERATION AS ATCL PLAN TO LAUNCH DIRECT FLIGHTS|
05 January, 2021
Source : TCAA
The year 2021 is yet another plus for Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) and Aviation Fraternity as it gives green light to both Geita Airport and ATCL to start handling scheduled flight passengers and offering scheduled flight routes to Geita Airport respectively.
This is following successful operational readiness assessment of Geita Airport which jointly conducted on December 2020 involving all major players including TCAA, TAA, ATCL, TANROADS and others.
Commenting on this, DG TCAA, Hamza S. Johari said this is another important milestone for aviation industry and that Geita Airport is one of the strategic airport that will boost economic activities in the region and a Country as whole.
Quoted by the media, ATCL Executive Director Ladislaus Matindi confirmed that they will be two flights per week, on Thursday and Saturday after official launch on January 9th, 2021.
According to Matindi, the presence of the new route will reduce air transport challenges to Geita residents, who used to travel over 200 kilometer to Mwanza region, in search of the flight services.