BY: ISSA YUSSUF
The Zanzibar Second Vice President Ambassador Seif Ali Iddi said in Zanzibar that the government is committed to improve services at its airport so that many travelers can use it.
“Improving services at our airport means a lot for Zanzibaris. With increased flights and tourists, we will have our economy boosted and more jobs created,” Mr Iddi said at the launching ceremony of Trans World Aviation Limited Company for ground handling services.
The Trans World Aviation (TWA) based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched its grounds handling services, which for long had been monopolized by the ‘Zanzibar Aviation Services & Travel Limited (ZAT) at the ‘Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA).
Mr Iddi thanked the TWA management for choosing to operate in Zanzibar, as he also asked other investors to move their businesses to the Islands which continue to enjoy peace and stability, while the government improves infrastructures.
The chairman of Trans World Aviation Abdullah Al Suleimany said at the launching ceremony: “We are happy to be here. We have already employed 45 local staffs, but the company plans to employ up to 200 local staffs.”
He said the TWA Company also has plans to open more services like spare support, repair and overhaul, upgrades and modification of aircraft systems, consumables, tools, testers and ground handling equipment.
There was a demonstration of ground handling at the airport after the arrival of ‘Astral cargo Aircraft,’ as some business people and government officers witnessed during the colourful ceremony.
The ‘Zanzibar Airports Authority (ZAA)’ Director Mr Said Ndumbogani informed the gathering that his office has recording admirable development at its airports, anticipating increasing International flights in the near future.