Sunday, November 18

Welcome of Board

Dear Reader,

I joined Regional Air Services (RAS) in 2001, with approximately 250 hours, fresh from flying school. Today I am the General Manager with over 8000 flying hours.

I attended University in Montreal, Canada. A vibrant cosmopolitan city with a diverse culture. I miss it! Albeit the long winter months. This is where my passion for flying was re-ignited and so I made the switch to flying. No regrets!

The opportunity to fly around East Africa and even as far down the Limpopo to Botswana and South Africa has been a blessing.

I am completely struck by the shear beauty of the Serengeti year after year. Every day has been adventure.

I appreciate the job for all the awesome flying and nights away in 5 star lodges in the Serengeti where the likes of Will Smith, Bill Clinton & Bill Gates have stayed.

Most of all, it has provided a life for me; the lovely wife and children who love the African bush. Yet again, I find myself challenged as Regional Air Services embarks on new a project in 2018. The introduction of a pressurized aircraft and route that has been long sought after is finally here. The Dash 8, will later this year, be part of the RAS fleet. The aircraft is capable of flying direct to Zanzibar from the Serengeti with a full load of (37) passengers with ease and comfort.

I should mention, our strategy to strengthen our route network in the Serengeti; you will see RAS continue operations into Manyara, Mayoka, Lobo, Grumeti, Kogatende, Tarime, Seronera, Ndutu, Lamai, Zanzibar and Dar es salaam in 2019 and beyond.

I am proud to be part of the East African group of Airlines; Airkenya Express, Aerolink and Regional Air that has your safety and comfort as its top priority. With this, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome you aboard one of our many flights in the region.

For more details, please check out our website regionaltanzania.com. Many thanks!

Hamza Mwapachu
GENERAL MANAGER
REGIONAL AIR SERVICES, TANZANIA