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Tanzania: Air Tanzania Expansion On Course As Country Receives Dreamliner

Air Tanzania Company Ltd on Saturday received a new Dreamliner as part of its fleet improvement programme.

The second Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner christened 'Rubondo Island' touched down at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) Terminal 1 in Dar es Salaam.

The jet embellished 'Hapa Kazi Tu'—President John Magufuli's motto—on the on the sides was welcomed with traditional water salute.

The aircraft was reported to have completed its final taxi test at the Boeing airfield in Seattle, Washington, USA on October 12, after images were circulated online.

ATCL has also confirmed plans to add at least two more Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 planes to its growing fleet.

"We look forward to the additional capacity that this new aircraft, and another Dash-8 Q400 that is scheduled for delivery soon, will provide," said ATCL's CEO Ladislaus Matindi.

By: Bob Karashani


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