Air Tanzania received its first Airbus A220-300 on Friday. It’s one of two A220-300 the airline ordered.

Air Tanzania is the first African airline and the fifth airline worldwide to receive the A220. Swiss, Air Baltic, Korean Air, and Delta Airlines already operate the A220.

With the A220-300, Air Tanzania wants to expand domestic and international routes, including flights to India and the Middle East. Both A220s will be based at Dar es Salaam.

Air Tanzania’s CEO also said that Air Tanzania wants to grow to one of Africa’s main airlines. The airline started rebuilding in 2016, when it lost a significant part of its Africanmarket share.

Air Tanzania is owned by Tanzania’s Goverment, who made the decision to rebuild the airline.

Besides the Boeing 787, the A220 will be Air Tanzania’s main aircraft. Air Tanzania also operates the Dash Q300 and Q400.

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