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Air Tanzania plans to resume service to Kigali











Once again, Air Tanzania plans to resume Kigali service, probably with its brand new Bombardier CS.















Air Tanzania plans to resume service to Kigali, almost 12 years after the suspension




Henri Lyimo


The national flag carrier would use the aircraft to strengthen its services for domestic routes and fly to Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali. The Deputy Minister announced in Parliament on Tuesday the government had begun the process to buy two D8 Q400 aircraft with capacity to carry 78 passengers each, for the national carrier.


THE government will acquire four new airplanes for the Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) to bring to six the number of aircraft in its fleet.


The Deputy Minister of Transport, Dr Charles Tizeba, told the National Assembly on Thursday that the government planned to acquire an 80-seat ERJ 170 and a 100 seat ERJ 190 from Embraer E-Jet family manufactured Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer. The two would be bought through a loan from Brazilian development bank, he said.


The government would also acquire two other Y12E planes with capacity to carry 20 passengers each through a concession loan from Exim Bank of China, he said.



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