KLM will add a further two nonstop flights between Amsterdam and Kilimanjaro / Tanzania between December 27th this year to March 10th 2013 as a result of sustained demand for travel to the gateway for the country’s Northern safari circuit. Both flights will according to information received by operated by MD 11 aircraft and both flights till return directly to Amsterdam, unlike the present daily flights which all route back via Dar es Salaam.
The additional flights will give a boost to Tanzania’s safari tourism sector which has become the backbone of the country’s tourism industry, as from Arusha all key national parks, from Mt. Kilimanjaro over the Arusha National Park to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti are all within easy reach, by air as well as by road. Regular sources in Tanzania welcomed the announcement by KLM. The airline is a founder member of SkyTeam, a global aviation alliance with notably Kenya Airways as the sole member from the African continent.