The government of Tanzania has announced that it has completed payment for 3 new aircraft as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national carrier, Air Tanzania

The new aircraft, expected to arrived in the 2021/2022 financial year will bring the airline’s fleet to a total of 12

According to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa while addressing the Parliament on the estimates and expenditure of the Office of the Prime Minister and its institutions for the financial year 2021/2022, the state owned airline’s fleet will grow to 14 by the end of 2022

The new  aircraft will include two Airbus A220-300s and a De-Havilland Dash8-400 and will add to a fleet that includes two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, two Airbus A220-300s, four DHC Dash 8-400 aircraft and one DHC Dash 8-300. The airline’s entire fleet has been acquired through lease agreements

This announcement comes after the country’s auditor general reported that the carrier made a cumulative loss of USD 150 Million over the past 5 years

Air Tanzania flies to 7 countries and serves 19 destinations