Air Tanzania received its second Airbus A220-300. The plane, which is baptized Ngorongoro, landed at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam on January 11.

The flag carrier of Tanzania welcomed its second Airbus A220-300 last Friday. The airline had received its first A220-300 on December 23.

Air Tanzania is the first African airline to operate the Airbus A220-300 and the fifth globally after SWISS, airBaltic, Korean Air and Delta Air Lines.

Air Tanzania becomes first African airline to operate the Airbus A220

The A220-300 will enable Air Tanzania to expand its domestic and regional networks as well as open up new routes to India and the Middle East.

The first Airbus A220-300 of the African carrier has already begun domestic flights and is expected to debut on international routes from February, including to Mumbai, Guangzhou, and Bangkok.

The second A220-300 is expected to make its first flight to Mbeya on January 12 before being deployed to Lusaka, Johannesburg, and Harare.

Air Tanzania also received its first Dreamliner, a Boeing 787-8, last year in July. The airline currently operates a small but modern fleet that consists of three jets and three turboprop aircraft - two Airbus A220-300, one Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and three Bombardier Q400.

Air Tanzania receives its first and only Dreamliner