Air Tanzania takes delivery of its first Boeing 767-300 Freighter

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Air Tanzania took delivery of its first Boeing 767-300 Freighter on Saturday, making it the first direct delivery of a Boeing 767-300 Freighter to an African airline.

The airplane arrived today at the airline’s hub in Dar es Salaam and will provide the operator with dedicated air freight capacity to serve the country’s growing cargo market.

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“We are thrilled to welcome the 767-300 Boeing Freighter to our fleet. The 767 will cater to the growing cargo demand which was previously carried by passenger airplanes,” said Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, Air Tanzania managing director.

“The 767 Freighter will enable Air Tanzania to significantly grow its existing operations with greater efficiency and flexibility across its network,” said Anbessie Yitbarek, vice president, Africa Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Air Tanzania currently operates commercial service across Africa and to destinations in Asia with a fleet that includes two 787-8 Dreamliners. The airline also has orders for an additional 787-8 and two 737 MAX jets.

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