Airline company Fly 540 has launched direct flights between Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, on the western shores of Lake Victoria. Initially the company will operate 11 flights a week and it is hoped that in time its Fokker 28 aircraft which carries 28 people will be upgraded to a 50 seater CRJ 100 aeroplane. The route leaves Dar es Salaam at 06.30 and 16.30, with return flights from Mwanza at 08.15 and 18.15.

Due to growing demand, the company plans to introduce additional routes between Dar es Salaam and Kigoma in western Tanzania, Mtwara in the south and capital city Dodoma in central Tanzania.

Fly 540 already operates domestic services from Dar es Salaam to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara and Serengeti in Tanzania. In addition it flies to Zanzibar, Entebbe in Uganda and Bujumbura in Burundi.