21 Facts About Air Tanzania


Air Tanzania stated that the company had incurred losses of TSh.

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Air Tanzania Corporation was established on 11 March 1977 after the break-up of East African Airways, which had previously served the region.

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In 1994, Air Tanzania joined with Uganda Airlines and South African Airways to form Alliance Air.

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New Air Tanzania airline was launched on 31 March 2003, offering direct flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, but to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro.

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Air Tanzania suspended on 31 January 2005 one of its few regional services, Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, following intense competition from Kenya Airways on the route.

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On 1 October 2007, the revamped Air Tanzania made its inaugural flight on the Dar es Salaam to Mwanza via Kilimanjaro route.

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The certificate was restored in January 2009, with both the TCAA and Air Tanzania claiming there had never been any doubt about the airworthiness of its aircraft.

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In 2009, Air Tanzania flew 60,018 passengers, while Precision Air moved 583,000 passengers and Coastal Aviation 141,995 passengers.

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Once the talks with China Sonangol International limited fell through, press reports in July 2010 indicated that Air Tanzania was in serious discussions with Air Zimbabwe to establish extensive and substantive management collaborative arrangements.

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Air Tanzania was effectively grounded in March 2011, after its sole remaining operational aircraft, a Bombardier Q300, was sent to South Africa for heavy maintenance, leaving the carrier stranded due to its failure to foresee suitable aircraft leases for the duration.

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Air Tanzania resumed flying in November 2011 following the return of the aircraft.

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In November 2011, Air Tanzania leased a Fokker F28 aircraft from JetLink Express on a standby basis in case its only operational aircraft were incapacitated.

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On 21 November 2011, Air Tanzania began negotiations with Export Development Canada to explore how EDC could assist the airline in acquiring more aircraft from Bombardier, a Canadian aircraft manufacturer.

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In early August 2012, Air Tanzania suspended the contract with Aerovista and returned the aircraft.

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Air Tanzania restarted operations to Kigoma on 10 January 2013, using its Bombardier Q300.

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The money would be used to build an airline training centre and offices for Air Tanzania, buy aircraft, and engage in other development activities that would begin before the end of 2013.

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On 2 April 2018, Air Tanzania received its third and final Q400 aircraft with tail number 5H-TCE.

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On 8 July 2018, Air Tanzania took delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to be deployed on intercontinental flights.

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Financial and other figures for Air Tanzania are not formally published on a regular basis, and their accounts for 2008,2009 and 2010 were reported as still being "in discussion with the auditors".

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Air Tanzania stated that the company had incurred losses of TSh.

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Air Tanzania serves thirteen domestic destinations from its hub at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport.

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