The introduction of the B737 MAX and B767 Freighter will give Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) an exceptional capability and flexibility to meet passenger and cargo demand within Africa and beyond, the ATCL CEO Ladislaus Matindi told the CH Aviation.com at the sideline of the 2021 Dubai Air Show.
The ATCL statement comes after the government of Tanzania reached an agreement with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) for the purchase of four aircraft including one B787-8, one B767-300F, and two B737 MAX for use by Air Tanzania (TC, Dar es Salaam).
The CEO did not disclose delivery details although as with the rest of Air Tanzania’s fleet, the aircraft will likely be acquired via TGF – Tanzania Government Flight which will then lease them to the airline.
“Our flagship B787 Dreamliner is popular with our passengers, providing unrivalled in-flight comfort and ultra-efficiency for our long-haul growth,” Matindi said.”
The move follows the government of Samia Suluhu Hassan’s decision to continue funding the state-owned carrier via a TZS450 billion shilling (USD194 million) disbursement announced earlier this year.
The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows Air Tanzania’s fleet currently consists of four A220-300s, two B787-8s, one DHC-8-Q300, five DHC-8-Q400s, one F28-3000, and one Fokker 50.