(Ecofin Agency) - Air Tanzania received, on December 21, 2018, its first Airbus A220-300, which should be used in its local and regional network. The Tanzanian public company is thus the first African airline company and the fifth in the world to receive an Airbus A220-300, after Swiss, Air Baltic, Korean Air and Delta Airlines.
In January 2019, Air Tanzania will receive another Airbus A220-300, specially designed and created for the 130 to 160 seat markets.
Since 2015 when he assumed office, president John Magufuli has given priority to investments in Air Tanzania to revive the unprofitable company and boost the tourism sector, which is one of the country’s main sources of foreign currency.
Since 2016, Air Tanzania has received four aircrafts including a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.