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Tanzania-based airline Auric Air announces the beginning of the partnership with DRCTBy Ajay Badiani, Auric Air Services
Tanzania-based airline Auric Air announces the beginning of the partnership with DRCT, an IATA-certified technology provider. The cooperation aims to facilitate the distribution of Auric Air among travel agencies and other travel sellers.
New partners plan to extend the Auric Air distribution network. The Tanzanian airline will continue focusing on fleet operating and passenger service while DRCT will take care of new ticketing opportunities for travel sellers. The provider also assures the support service — users will be able to receive 24/7 assistance for any question or request.
Auric Air chose DRCT as its partner for its IT standards. With AI-based technology, for GDS users DRCT offers a plug-in to the web browser that will send Auric Air offers automatically when searching Tanzanian itineraries in GDS. If the agency does not work with GDS, DRCT will provide an online booking tool. For those who sell tickets online directly to passengers or corporate clients, Auric Air will be available in the DRCT API along with other leading airlines.
DRCT thus offers travel agencies an efficient and fast way of working, which will improve the shopping experience of ticketing agents and passengers. Finally, DRCT does not charge an integration fee and does not impose a minimum volume of tickets issued, moreover, the agency remains the holder of reservations.
About Auric Air and its aircraft.
Auric Air Services Ltd is Tanzania's preferred corporate and safari airline with a wide network of domestic scheduled services. From its bases at Mwanza Airport - Mwanza‚ Julius Nyerere International Airport - Dar-es-salaam and Arusha Airport‚ Auric Air provides scheduled flights to some of the most remote and otherwise inaccessible destinations within Tanzania. It provides daily scheduled services to more than 30 destinations and handles approximately 10‚000 passengers monthly.
In order to keep up with the standard and recommended practices, Auric Air Services Limited undergoes stringent tri-annual safety and operational audits conducted by professional audit firms. This ensures safe operational practices and makes it the preferred air charter service provider for corporates.
Auric Air has recently increased its capacity by adding a 39 seater Dash 8 to its present fleet. Now Dash 8 adds comfort flying between Seronera, Arusha, and Zanzibar. It brings more speed with twin engines, high altitude flying, and comfort to passengers with a pressurized cabin, onboard WC, and cabin crew. Dash 8 is ideal for large group trips and for incentives groups private charter flights.
The biggest part of the Auric Air fleet — 15 aircraft consisting of Cessna Grand Caravans C208Bs and Cessna Grand Caravan EXs. The fleet is amongst the youngest of Caravan fleets in this region. With the reliable turbine engine, this type of all-weather aircraft has been chosen to meet the specific requirements of operating into bush airstrips within Tanzania's world-famous game parks, hunting strips, and not so well maintained airstrips within East Africa. All of Auric Air's aircraft are equipped with the Glass cockpit, and in order to enhance safety, optional state of the art avionics including the latest in traffic terrain avoidance systems - Synthetic Visual Technology and Satellite-Based real-time tracking systems have been installed.