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Air Tanzania takes delivery of its second Boeing 787-8

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Air Tanzania took delivery of its second Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jet.

The aircraft arrived at Julius Nyerere International Airport on October 26, with a direct ferry flight of 18 hours from Toronto, Canada.

With the arrival of the new Boeing 787, the number of new generation planes in the airline's fleet became seven, including three De Havilland Dash 8, two Airbus 220-300 and two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The Dreamliners of Air Tanzania are configured to accommodate 262 passengers in a tri-class layout.

The African carrier is planning to order more planes to grow its fleet and route network, including three De Havilland Dash 8 by June next year.

Air Tanzania aims to reach 14 aircraft by 2022.