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Flights

Getting around by air

The opening of Songwe International Airport, 22km outside Mbeya near Mbalizi, has transformed travel to/from Mbeya. Reasonably priced flights on Auric Air, Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Fastjet and Flightlink go daily between Mbeya and Dar (Tsh55,000 to Tsh160,000 one-way), often for not much more than the cost of a bus fare, and much faster. Auric Air also flies weekly from Mbeya to Ruaha (US$200). In Mbeya, all airlines can be booked through Gazelle Safaris or Juve Travel.