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Air Tanzania to Operate Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Air Tanzania is getting ready to induct two Boeing 737 MAX 9 in its fleet in the coming financial year, as it plans to expand its fleet and operations. This is according to a report by ch-aviation.

The two Boeing 737 MAX 9s are part of a larger USD201 million deal that also includes 1 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, 1 Boeing 767-300F, and 2 DHC-8-Q400s. The aircraft purchase is bankrolled by the Tanzanian Government.

The new aircraft are expected to be delivered in early 2023 and will help to drive Air Tanzania's expansion ambitions and position it as a regional carrier and to make Tanzania a main transport and logistics hub in East Africa.

The Boeing 737 MAX 9 is the second largest member of the Boeing 737 MAX family designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX 9 can carry up to 220 passengers in a single-class configuration.

Two weeks ago, we reported that Air Tanzania and Boeing signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would see Boeing train Air Tanzania's staff both in Tanzania and in the United Kingdom.

Air Tanzania currently operates a mixed fleet of 12 aircraft, including four Airbus A220-300s, two Boeing 787-8s, five DHC-8-Q400s, and one DHC-8-Q300.

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