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Air Tanzania: Are They Flying?  
User currently offlineAad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 232 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Hi,

I am looking to book a ticket with Air Tanzania. Thier website is down and doesn't seem to fly.

However, i read that Chinese will invest 30%...

Do you know the situation?

Thanks,

aad665

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User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Hi!
Yes indeed Air Tanzania definitely still flying
They have also just introduced a single A320 on to their fleet which is used daily to
Johannesburg

Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineBlooBirdie From Lesotho, joined Sep 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2986 times:


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And looking good since they dropped the SA connection!


User currently offlineAirNovaBAe146 From Canada, joined Jun 2008, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

If you're looking to book a flight within Tanzania, also look at Precision. They have a bunch of ATRs, and if my memory doesn't fail me, a 737.

User currently offlineGreenair727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Precision is mostly domestic--though they have more aircraft (ATR's) than Air Tanzania. What route are you flying?

User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1884 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Air Tanzania still operate one A320-200 and two DHC-8-300, not sure about the three B737-200.

Precision Air has 4 ATR42, 4 ATR72 (one is a new -500 series) and a single B737-300.

And than there is Regional Air Services (Partner of Airkenya) with some DHC-6 Twin Otter and now with a single DHC-7.

Unfortunately Zanair has stopped it's operation with the Fokker F28 after Community Airlines has started it's flights with B737-200 and B737-800 [remark: Community Airlines has also now halted its flights because the have no aircraft at the moment]. Zanair only operate smaller planes like the Let410.

I'm not sure if Zara Airways (with B737-200) is also from Tanzania.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2420 times:
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I saw the 320 coming into land at JHB yesterday, pretty plane! The Kilimanjaro snow cap on the top of the tail is a nice touch.


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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2364 times:



Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
The Kilimanjaro snow cap on the top of the tail is a nice touch.

It will probably last longer than the real thing...  Sad


User currently offlineSKORD From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

I lived in Tanzania from 1974-78 with my parents. I was 4yrs old at the time. I have some amazing memories of flying with them as a child! I vividly remember being stranded in Zanzibar for 2days due to tech problems. When an a/c finally arrived it was one of their F-27s and we were given 4 seats between 8 of us!!!
Our parents got the seats, us kids sat on the floor!!

Now... thta was FUN flying! Long live Air Tanzania..... the best livery EVER!!!


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2252 times:

Precisionair are probably better for domestic flights in terms of frequency. If youre flying DAR to Zanzibar for example, Coastal Aviation are also a good option - I flew with them on a C208.


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User currently offlineBlooBirdie From Lesotho, joined Sep 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Update: Not looking so good!

Quote:
Three out of five Air Tanzania Company's Limited (ATCL) planes have been grounded due to major technical faults, a factor which has disrupted its domestic schedules. Sources within ATCL's told the 'Daily News' yesterday that the planes have been grounded at different airports in the country.

And:

Quote:
A Boeing 737 is stuck at Mwanza Airport and one of the two Dash 8 Q300 aircraft is grounded at Zanzibar International Airport, while the other at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.

Source: Daily News Tanzania (click for link): Three ATCL planes grounded


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3002 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2135 times:



Quoting Viasa (Reply 5):
And than there is Regional Air Services (Partner of Airkenya) with some DHC-6 Twin Otter and now with a single DHC-7.

I took several great flights on one of their Twin Otters a few years back. They are a good choice from Arusha up to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 9):
If youre flying DAR to Zanzibar for example, Coastal Aviation are also a good option - I flew with them on a C208.

Yes, they also run a nice little operation. I flew with them from Arusha to Zanzibar and then to Dar, on Caravans, and enjoyed those flights as well.

Tanzania is a beautiful country and I can't wait to go back someday.



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User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

yes actually with air tanzania it is poor management.

The people who manage it dont know anything about Airlines...... its not a simple business, and needs timely decisions.

anyways the government took the airline fully and now it is in a worst position


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