Air Tanzania adds 737 MAX and 767 freighter to its fleet

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.

Air Tanzania adds 737 MAX and 767 freighter to its fleet
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The United Republic of Tanzania adds an additional 787-8 Dreamliner and introduces a 767-300 Freighter and two 737 MAX jets from Boeing to its expanding fleet. 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.

The announcement was made at the Dubai Airshow 2021, with an aim to meet the growing cargo demand. The order is valued at more than $726 million.

“Adding to our 787 fleet, the introduction of the 737 MAX and 767 Freighter will give Air Tanzania exceptional capability and flexibility to meet the cargo and passenger and Africa and beyond,” said Air Tanzania, CEO, Ladislaus Matindi.

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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 such as manufacturing and repair worth $235 billion, supporting growth in economies air travel across the continent.

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