(Posted 02nd March 2023)
Air Tanzania will, effective today, add a second weekly flights from Dar es Salaam to Guangzhou in China, after resuming services a few weeks ago following the lifting of COVID19 measures by the Chinese government allowed the unrestricted resumption of flights into the PRC.
Air Tanzania also continues their fleet expansion with the expected delivery of the airline’s first dedicated cargo aircraft, a Boeing B767F, due in Dar es Salaam at the end of the month.
Air Tanzania’s operating fleet of 12 planes has been reduced by the impound of one of their Airbus A220 aircraft in Holland over a government debt while the two other A220’s are out of service with issues of their Pratt & Whitney engines, which is in fact a global issue for these engine types. Also out of service is a DHC8-300 turbo prop aircraft which was used on domestic and short regional flights. The airline presently serves 14 domestic routes and another 10 regional, African and international routes including Mumbai and Guangzhou.
The airline is according to information seen expecting additional aircraft this year, such as another B787, a DHC8-400 and two B737-9MAX.
The fleet of Air Tanzania is presently owned by Tanzania Government Flight, a state owned company used to own and then lease to Air Tanzania aircraft to prevent impounds as a result of the airline owing money to a number of creditors. That has not prevented aircraft to be impounded in the past however for debts owed by the Tanzanian government itself.