Today on June 3, 2023, the Tanzanian flag carrier, Air Tanzania, has celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 767-300 Freighter.
This article will cover the details surrounding the delivery of Air Tanzania’s first Boeing 767-300 Freighter and its operations.
Air Tanzania Celebrates First 767F
Air Tanzania Cargo’s first Boeing 767-300 Freighter was delivered today from Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Everett Paine Field (PAE), Washington.
Registered as 5Y-TCO the aircraft joins Air Tanzania’s existing fleet of 10 aircraft, now bringing that total to 11. This is broken down into three Airbus A220-300s, five Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s, and two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
Air Tanzania still has further orders for one more Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, and one more Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, and will also introduce a new type of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
According to data from RadarBox, 5Y-TCO departed Everett Paine Field (PAE) at 11:44 a.m. on June 1 as flight TC300 / ATC300 heading initially for Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Morocco, arriving there the following morning on June 2, at 07:15 a.m. All times stated are local.
The aircraft then left Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) at 05:01 a.m. on June 3, before finally arriving at its home in Dar-es-Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) at 15:56 p.m. All times stated are local.
Commenting on their newest fleet member, Air Tanzania’s Managing Director (MD) Eng. Ladislaus Matindi has said, “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.”
“The 767 will enable Air Tanzania to support a journey towards a more sustainable future and time-critical cargo schedules across Africa and beyond. We are looking forward to expanding our imports and exports industry that require timely delivery.”
“The arrival of the airplane will open opportunities for global businesses to transport commercial cargo goods to various parts of the world, which will boost national economic growth.”
Adding to Matindi’s comments, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Vice President of Africa Sales and Marketing, Anbessie Yitbarek, says, “The 767 Freighter will enable Air Tanzania to significantly grow its existing operations with greater efficiency and flexibility across its network.”
“Air Tanzania’s cargo customers now have far more options as the airline boosts freight connectivity between Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.”