Monday, 3 January 2011

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From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Wangui Maina, The Citizen Correspondent

East Africa’s growing economies have led to increased activity in the aviation sector in the region with airlines positioning themselves to tap into the growth.

The regional market has been the preserve of a few airlines which have kept air fares high, but the scene has changed in the past five years giving travellers more options.

Rwandair, Fly 540, Air Uganda, Jetlink and Kenya Airways have boosted their presence in the region by moving to new routes.

They aim to tap into the growing travel in the regional cities of Entebbe, Juba, Kigali, Mwanza, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam setting the stage for a battle for control of the regional market that for a long time remained in the hands of Kenya Airways.

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