According to local media, state-owned Air Tanzania is set to receive 1.7 trillion TZ shillings (USD734 million) for the purchase of five new aircraft, due to arrive by the end of 2022.
This was confirmed by Atupele Mwakibete, the deputy minister for works and transport, during a parliamentary session that the government has already approved the funds, with the possibility of further investment for the rehabilitation and expansion of airports. He explained that this step will improve Tanzania’s tourism offer and fuel economic growth.
“The government has already approved budgetary funds to procure new aircraft. Procedures have commenced and the planes will arrive this year,” he said.
He also listed the aircraft as two B787-8s, two A220-300s and one DHC-8-Q400 bringing the total number of planes purchased by the government to 17. The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that the TGF – Tanzania Government Flight lessor currently owns 11 aircraft operated by Air Tanzania.