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Aviation Pact to Boost Tourism in Tanzania
The tourism industry is set to get a boost following signing of Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) between Tanzania and Netherlands which increases frequency of air travel between the two countries.
Transport Minister said BASA addresses the issue of aviation safety and security consistent with the rights and obligations of each state under international law to protect all acts of unlawful interference on the security of the civil aviation that threaten the lives of passengers and crew.
However, the Transport Minister said that because of obvious reasons of financial limitations, Tanzanian airlines might take time before thinking to establish direct or even indirect air services between the two countries using the opportunity created by the agreement.
Previously, the KLM (Dutch Airline) used to operate in only three of the country's international airports: Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar but under the new agreement, the airline will also be landing in other international airports in Tanzania.