Tanzania’s flag carrier, Air Tanzania, is set to receive 4 more aircraft after the government ordered four new planesat the 2021 Dubai Airshow, seeking to boost the airline’s capability in Africa and abroad.
The order comprises of a 787-8 Dreamliner, a 767-300 Freighter and two 737 MAX jets, all valued atmore than $726 million at list prices.
According to Air Tanzania CEO Ladislaus Matindi, the introduction of the 737 MAX and 767 Freighter will give Air Tanzania exceptional capability and flexibility to meet passenger and cargo demand within Africa and beyond.
Based in Dar es Salaam, the carrier will expand its current fleet of 787s, leveraging the new 737s for its regional network and the 767 Freighter to capitalise on Africa’s cargo demand.
Acquisition of two new Airbus A220-300s earlier last month birthed the airline’s efforts to introduce more international flights. Starting November this year, the airline began direct flights to Nairobi, Bujumbura and Lubumbashi.
Air Tanzania is the flag carrier airline of Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. It currently operates 12 domestic routes, namely Zanzibar, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Geita, Bukoba, Kigoma, Mpanda, Mbeya, Tabora, Dodoma, and Songea.
Internationally, the airline flies to Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Comoros, India, and China.