Low-cost airline flydubai from Dubai is set to introduce scheduled flights between Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai and Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), an international airport in northern Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi, on 29 October 2017. Kilimanjaro International Airport will be served with six flights a week three of which are via a stop in Tanzania's capital, Dar es Salaam. In addition, flydubai will increase direct flights to Zanzibar from three to eight flights a week.
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is the major gateway to the Kilimanjaro region, a main international tourism destination that includes Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. flydubai will be the first airline to provide direct air links between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kilimanjaro region.