Air Tanzania has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX.
The East African airline has become the first airline in Africa to welcome the larger 737-9 model.
The 737-9 acquisition is a significant milestone for Air Tanzania as they look towards meeting the growing travel demand across India, West Africa and Southern Africa.
Words ushered by the Managing Director of Air Tanzania highlight that the advanced plane is fulfilling the company’s promise to deliver an extraordinary customer experience.
Today marks an important milestone for Air Tanzania with the delivery of its 737 MAX, which is perfectly suited to connect the airline to prominent markets in Africa, providing it with enhanced capability and flexibility across its network. The 737-9, with its versatility and fuel efficiency, will support Air Tanzania’s goal of opening new opportunities and expanding its network.Anbessie Yitbarek, Boeing vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Africa
Currently, Air Tanzania operates commercial services across Africa and also to destinations within Asia. Its fleet comprises the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airbus A220 and a 767-300 Freighter. It also operates a handful of Dash 8s.
Thus, acquiring the 737 MAX for the first time is essential in building out their network long into the future.