Russian carrier, Rossiya Airlines now flies between Moscow Vnukovo Airport and Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, the airline has confirmed to Tourism Update.

The airline said flights between Moscow and Zanzibar started operating on October 27. Flight FV5887 departs Moscow at 22h45 on Saturdays. Return flight FV5888 departs Zanzibar the following day at 09h30.

A 522-seat Boeing 747-400 will operate the route.

Tanzania is eyeing Russia as a new potential source market for tourists to help it reach its target of two million visitors by next year.

Rossiya is one of Russia’s largest carriers based in St Petersburg. The company also operates flights from Moscow.