Air Tanzania’s Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam route affected for entire week

2019-08-27 09:52
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Tourism Update reports that Air Tanzania’s Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam service will be interrupted due to the grounding of one of its aircraft.

In a statement released by the airline, the schedule disruption is projected to continue for the rest of the week - it usually has flights scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Citizen reports that the plane, which is worth over $90 million (R1,4 billion), was seized over a farm land dispute. A Namibian-born Tanzanian farm owner allegedly spearheaded the seize, said a lawyer, over an approximate R500 million compensation claim for his land, which the Tanzanian government nationalised decades ago.

The airline says it will endeavour to re-accommodate all ticketed passengers on affected flights on other airlines - mainly using SAA and Kenya Airways to rebook affected passengers, reports Tourism Update

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The airline has confirmed to Tourism Update that since the service interruption on Friday, August 23, all booked and ticketed passengers have been successfully rebooked on other airlines and transported to their destination. 

What affected passengers can do: 

Report to OR Tambo International Airport to departure Terminal A as scheduled, where an Air Tanzania representative will guide you to the rebooked airline for travel.

Compiled by Marisa Crous

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