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Tanzania Orders More Boeing Aircraft For Air Tanzania

Tanzania, today at the Dubai Air, placed an order for more Boeing aircraft including 1 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, 1 Boeing 767-300 Freighter and 2 Boeing 737 MAX jets at the 2021 Dubai Airshow.

The order, valued at more than $726 million at list prices, was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.

The airplanes will be operated by Air Tanzania, the national flag-carrier of Tanzania, to expand service from the country to new markets across Africa, Asia and Europe.

Based in Dar es Salaam, the carrier will expand its current fleet of 787s, leveraging the new 737s for its regional network and the 767 Freighter to capitalize on Africa's burgeoning cargo demand.

Boeing's 2021 Commercial Market Outlook forecasts that, by 2040, Africa's airlines will require 1,030 new airplanes valued at $160 billion and aftermarket services worth $235 billion.

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