Flights to Tanzania – Overview of Worldwide Routes to the Country
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International Routes of Flights To Tanzania
Flights To Tanzania From Europe
There are just two direct flights to Tanzania from the EU: KLM Royal Dutch Airways flies daily from Amsterdam to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Turkish Airlines flies daily from Istanbul Ataturk International Airfield to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.
Alternatively, travelers from the European zone can fly to Nairobi, the crucial East African ‘hub.’ Then there’s Kenya Airways, which flies to all of Tanzania’s gateway airports at least once a day.
British Airways flies from London Heathrow; air France flies from Paris, Swiss Air flies from Zurich, Brussels Airlines flies from Brussels, Lufthansa flies from Frankfurt. And Kenya Airways flies from Amsterdam or London Heathrow are all options to get to Nairobi. Overall, Kenya Airline is our travelers’ favorite option for flights to Tanzania, taking less than nine hours flying overnight from London heading to Nairobi, then connecting to Dar es Salaam at roughly 09:00.
Suppose you are travelling into Dar es Salaam. In that case, you have the choice of connecting flights to Tanzania via Cairo with Egypt Airways, Dubai with Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airlines, Addis Ababa by Etihad Airways, Muscat with Oman Airways, or Doha with Qatar Airlines. Some of these carriers also fly to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro.
Flights to Tanzania From North America
From North America, there’re no direct flights to Tanzania. Travelers must either make two stops along the way or stop only once in Amsterdam or Istanbul. Turkish Airways has direct flights from roughly 13 locations in North America, going to Istanbul, and then to Tanzania; similarly, KLM has direct flights from a number of North American cities to Amsterdam and then to Tanzania. For example, a journey from New York heading Dar es Salaam through Amsterdam with KLM takes roughly 21 hours; yet, a route from Los Angeles takes only one hour or so longer, but with stricter flight connectivity in Amsterdam.
Travelers from North America can also fly straight to Johannesburg [South Africa] from Atlanta on Delta Airway Lines or from NYC [New York (JFK)] or Washington-Dulles on South African Airlines. Many travelers may then spend the night near the airfield in Johannesburg before flying with South African Airlines to Dar es Salaam for the relatively short [three hours 30 minutes] flight.
Flights to Tanzania From South America
The most direct path from South America heading to Tanzania is via South African Airlines, which flies directly from So Paulo to Johannesburg, then connects to Dar es Salaam. It usually takes roughly 15 hours to complete this journey. Other options of flights to Tanzania from South America, which use hubs in the European zone or the Middle East, are generally less convenient: important airlines include Emirates, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, and Turkish Airways.
Flights to Tanzania From Asia
Kenya Airways provides three direct flight connections to Asia: Hanoi, Bangkok, and Mumbai – with forwarding connections to all of Tanzania’s gateway airfields. On the other hand, Travelers from Asia will most likely fly through a Middle Eastern hub, most likely with Etihad Airways, Emirates, Oman Airlines, or Qatar Airways.
Flights to Tanzania From Australasia
From Australasia, there are no straight flights to Tanzania. A famous South African Airlines flight connects Perth and Dar es Salaam via Johannesburg, lasting roughly 20 hours in total flight time. Alternatively, the next most delicate routes are likely to be through the Middle East on Emirates, Etihad Airlines, or Qatar Airlines.
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