This week, Air Tanzania received their first Boeing 737 MAX 9, making them the first carrier in Africa to receive the aircraft type.
The airline has been doing significant work in getting their fleet renewed and expanded, using other Boeing family aircraft such as the 767-300 Freighter & 787.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Signed, Sealed & Delivered: Air Tanzania’s Boeing 737 MAX…
Commenting on this milestone was Air Tanzania’s Managing Director, Eng. Ladislaus Matindi:
“The acquisition of our first Boeing 737-9 marks a significant milestone for Air Tanzania, a momentous occasion that echoes the spirit of the Wings of Kilimanjaro”.
“This advanced airplane is fulfilling our promise to deliver an extraordinary experience to our customer.”
“As we ascend to new heights, Air Tanzania enhances the fleet’s capabilities and exemplifies its commitment while extending our appreciation to Boeing as invaluable partners in enabling our vision.”
Adding to this was Anbessie Tibarek, Boeing’s VP of Commercial Sales & Marketing for Africa:
“Today marks an important milestone for Air Tanzania with the delivery of its 737 MAX, which is perfectly suited to connect the airline to prominent markets in Africa, providing it with enhanced capability and flexibility across its network”.
“The 737-9, with its versatility and fuel efficiency, will support Air Tanzania’s goal of opening new opportunities and expanding its network.”
This represents a major landmark moment for Air Tanzania receiving the Boeing 737 MAX, as well as for Africa as the continent continues to receive more modern and fuel-efficient jets. All eyes will be on the additional 787 that is yet to be delivered next.
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