Air Tanzania plans to add one more Boeing 787-8

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Tanzania's state-run carrier Air Tanzania has recently announced that it would add one more Boeing 787-8 to its fleet.

The plan was revealed during a press conference this week by a government spokesperson.

Air Tanzania took delivery of the second Boeing 787-8 on Oct. 26. The first aircraft with registration 5H-TCJ operates three weekly flights between Dar es Salaam and Mumbai while the other 787-8 with registration 5H-TCG has been currently stored.

Upon the start of operations with the second Boeing 787-8, Air Tanzania plans to launch new long-haul routes to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Guangzhou, China shortly.

The current fleet of Tanzanian flag carrier consists of four modern jets - two Airbus A220-300 and two Boeing 787-8 and four De Havilland Dash 8.

The Tanzanian government has already made arrangements for the finance of a further Dash 8-400, in addition to the two aircraft of the same type on order with the Canadian turboprop aircraft manufacturer De Havilland.

Tanzania aims to grow its fleet with new jets and turboprops to carry more tourists to the country's popular tourist destinations.