Ground handling firms currently operating at Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport have up to December 1 to vacate the newly constructed Terminal III building to give way to a new operator Dubai National Air Travel Agency (Dnata).
This follows a new directive issued by the Zanzibar Airports Authority (ZAA) which gives the Dubai based company Dnata exclusive access to the new terminal which was constructed at a cost of $120 million.
The new directive is however, against the TCAA decision of 2022 that states that there shall be neither monopoly nor price caps, favoritism from airport owners and segregation of terminals.
In a letter issued and signed by the ZAA director general Seif Juma to all Airlines and airport users, the authority said that the government of Zanzibar in its quest to improve service delivery at the airport, it has entered a management agreement with three companies.
He named the companies as Dnata Zanzibar Aviation Services Limited, Emirate Leisure Retail, and SEGAP.
“As from December 1, 2022, unless informed otherwise by the authority, all services from terminal 3 shall be conducted under the auspices of Dnata for provision of ground handling and the Marhaba lounge Services,” reads the letter.
Source: The Citizen-Tanzania
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