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India's Africa connect gets stronger with new non-stop flight routes

New flights to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania from Bengaluru and Mumbai

Aviation turbine fuel price had risen 60 per cent since mid-2016, adding to the airlines’ woes.
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Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Air connectivity between India and Africa has got a boost with three new services to Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. Around two million passengers flew between India and Africa in twelve months ending May, a growth of four per cent over the previous year.

Air Tanzania introduced a thrice-weekly service between Mumbai and Dar es Salaam in July, establishing the first direct connection between the two countries since 2010. Air India is resuming flights between Mumbai and Nairobi from September-end and Ethiopian Airlines is launching an Addis Ababa-Bengaluru service on October 27, the first non-stop connection between South India and continental

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 5:32 PM IST

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