Air Tanzania revealed as Boeing 787-8 customer

Dar-es-Salaam-based Air Tanzania has been revealed as the previously unidentified customer for a single Boeing 787-8, valued at $224.6 million at list prices.

“The 787 will offer increased frequency to the country, significantly increase passenger numbers feeding on to its domestic flights thereby boosting overall tourism to Tanzania,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP sales-Latin America, Africa & Caribbean Van Rex Gallard said.

Rendering of 787-8 in Air Tanzania livery
Rendering of 787-8 in Air Tanzania livery

This marks the latest in a series of aircraft acquisitions for the airline, building on the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency’s recent firm purchase agreements for two Bombardier CSeries 300s and one Q400 announced Dec. 2.

Earlier this year, Air Tanzania took delivery of two Q400s in an all-economy, 76-seat layout.

Source: ATW