Zim among new Air Tanzania’s Boeing B737 Max 9 plane first destinations

Business Review Writer

Zimbabwe will be among the first destinations of Air Tanzania’s new B737-Max 9 service this Friday when it debuts between Dar es Salaam and Mumbai, and regionally to Lusaka and Harare.

The service will be deployed four times weekly between Dar es Salaam and Mumbai International and four times weekly south-bound to Lusaka and Harare International.

According to reports, the new aircraft was ferried from Seattle Boeing Field to Dar es Salaam between September 30 to October 3, 2023.

It is the first of two B737- Max 9s ordered by the Tanzanian government directly from Boeing (BOE, Washington National) and is owned by TGF – Tanzania Government Flight (Dar es Salaam) (TGF).

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed to ch-aviation that the second would arrive before the end of this year.

Air Tanzania’s existing fleet comprises four A220-300s, one B767-300F, two B787-8s, one DHC-8-Q300, and five DHC-8-Q400s.

Tanzania also has one more B787-8 on order from Boeing, according to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module.

With this addition, Air Tanzania’s fleet has become even more diverse, offering passengers a broader range of travel options, according to another publication. Currently, the airline boasts a fleet that includes five Bombardier Q400s and four Airbus A220-300s, primarily used for regional flights.

For long-distance travel, Air Tanzania has two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners at its disposal, ensuring passengers enjoy comfort and efficiency on their journeys. Furthermore, the airline operates cargo flights with a Boeing 767-300F, contributing to its overall operational versatility.

Air Tanzania’s expansion doesn’t stop here. The airline is eagerly awaiting the arrival of another Boeing 737 Max 9 and a 787-8 Dreamliner, further enhancing its capacity and route offerings.

With the addition of the Boeing 737 Max 9, Air Tanzania aims to meet the burgeoning demand for air travel in key regions such as West Africa, Southern Africa, and India. – Agencies

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