- Joe Breitfeller
Air Tanzania Orders One Boeing 787-8, One 767-300 Freighter and Two 737 MAX Airplanes
At the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, Air Tanzania ordered four Boeing airplanes including one 787-8 Dreamliner, one 767-300 Freighter and two 737 MAX airplanes. The order is valued at over $726 million at list prices.
On Tuesday (November 16, 2021), Boeing announced from the Dubai Airshow that Dar es Salaam-based Air Tanzania, the national flag carrier of the United Republic of Tanzania, has ordered four airplanes including one 787-8 Dreamliner, one Boeing 767-300 Freighter and two 737 MAX jets. The order is valued at over $760 million at list prices and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website. Air Tanzania will utilize the new aircraft to expand service to new markets across Africa, Asia and Europe.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Air Tanzania’s CEO, Ladislaus Matindi, said,
“Our flagship 787 Dreamliner is popular with our passengers, providing unrivalled in-flight comfort and ultra-efficiency for our long-haul growth. Adding to our 787 fleet, the introduction of the 737 MAX and 767 Freighter will give Air Tanzania exceptional capability and flexibility to meet passenger and cargo demand within Africa and beyond.”
Also commenting on the order, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales & Marketing, Ihssane Mounir, said,
“Africa is the third fastest-growing region worldwide for air travel, and Air Tanzania is well-positioned to increase connectivity and expand tourism throughout Tanzania. We are honored that Air Tanzania has chosen Boeing for its fleet modernization program by adding an additional 787 and introducing the 737 MAX and the 767 Freighter into its expanding network.”
Boeing’s heritage in Africa started over 75 years ago and the company serves more that 60 airline customers operating over 500 Boeing airplanes. Boeing has an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, in addition to field service representatives supporting commercial customers across the continent.
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