Boeing and Air Tanzania Celebrate the First 767-300 Freighter Delivery to Africa
Air Tanzania has received their first Boeing 767-300 Freighter, also a first for Africa. The airplane arrived today at the carrier’s hub in Dar es Salaam, and will provide the airline with dedicated freight capacity to serve the country’s growing cargo market.
On Saturday (June 3, 2023), Boeing announced the delivery of a 767-300 Freighter to Air Tanzania, a first for the airline and for Africa. The airplane arrived today at the airline’s hub in Dar es Salaam and will provide the operator with dedicated freight capacity to support Tanzania’s growing cargo market. Air Tanzania currently offers commercial service across Africa and Asia with a fleet that includes two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The airline also has two additional Boeing 787-8s and two 737 MAX Family airplanes on order.
In Saturday’s announcement, Air Tanzania’s Managing Director, Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, said,
“We are thrilled to welcome the 767-300 Boeing Freighter to our fleet. The 767 will cater to the growing cargo demand which was previously carried by passenger airplanes. The 767 will enable Air Tanzania to support a journey towards a more sustainable future and time critical cargo schedules across Africa and beyond. We are looking forward to expanding our imports and exports industry that require timely delivery. The arrival of the airplane will open opportunities for global businesses to transport commercial cargo goods to various parts of the world, which will boost national economic growth.”
Also commenting on the 767-300F delivery, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Vice President – Africa Sales and Marketing, Anbessie Yitbarek, said,
“The 767 Freighter will enable Air Tanzania to significantly grow its existing operations with greater efficiency and flexibility across its network. Air Tanzania's cargo customers now have far more options as the airline boosts freight connectivity between Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.”
The Boeing 767-300 Freighter offers excellent fuel efficiency and is capable of flying 3,255 nautical miles (6,028 km) with a payload capacity of over 52 tons, making it ideal for the growing e-commerce and express markets. Air Tanzania will now be able to expand imports and exports of perishable goods, pharmaceuticals and other time critical cargo.
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