Tanzania’s national air carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has recently introduced new direct flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare in Zimbabwe.
According to the Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA), currently (2016), there are 21 airlines operating at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), Tanzania’s largest and busiest airport. These airlines include:
Air Tanzania is the flag carrier airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at JNIA. It was established as Air Tanzania Corporation (ATC) in 1977 and wholly owned by the Tanzanian Government until 2002 when it was partially privatized.
The Government therefore reduced its shareholding to 51% and entered into a partnership with South African Airways. The partnership ended in 2006 when the Government of Tanzania repurchased the shares and the airline became once again a wholly owned government company.
The aircrafts are delivered with a 76-seat configuration at the price of USD62m. The purchase is part of ATCL’s plan to expand in Tanzania and the African region.
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