AIR travelers and residents of the Southern Highlands regions in general have welcomed Precision Air's (PW) newly announced promotion fare that will see PW passengers paying 249,000/- tax inclusive for Dar es Salaam--Mbeya return ticket.
The promo-fare offers great relief compared to 325,000/- that the airline's passengers pay currently. For a one-way ticket, the airline that flies to Mbeya daily will charge 149,000/-, a reduction from the current 217,000/-.
The 'Daily News' has confirmed through interviews that the promo has come at appropriate time as most businesspeople have opted to air transport since PW started flying the route late last year. The interviewees credited the airline with turning Songwe Township into a hive of activities, with booming business for taxi operators, in particular.
Tone Multimedia Company's Joseph Mwaisango said since the airline introduced the flight services almost a year ago, business people and Songwe residents have immensely benefited. "Generally, we have seen a lot of successes on ground... economic activities at Songwe township have increased exponentially," Mr Mwaisango told the 'Daily News' in an interview.
The IT expert said the number of visitors has increased, with more tourists seen in Mbeya city unlike the past when only small aircrafts served Mbeya's sky. "Now every citizen is thinking to do business... there are airport shuttles and taxis plying between Songwe Airport and City centre."
Another Mbeya resident who introduced himself as Mwakatundu said he could not express his joy over the announced promotion that he said has come at the right time. "The airline has positively transformed our business. With Precision Air flying to Mbeya daily, we have increased efficiency in our business because of the reliable and fast transport... this promo will make life better," Mr Mwakatundu said.
According to PW, the promotion will start October 1 through November 30, this year. Precision Air is the leading airline in Tanzania, with the widest network. It flies from Dar es Salaam base to Mwanza, Arusha, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mtwara, Bukoba, and Mbeya in domestic routes.