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Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:03 am



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Air Tanzania is undergoing a major revamp that has seen it order four aircraft from European air framer Airbus (two A319 series aircraft and two A330s), and two from Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier (Bombardier Q-400s) whose deliveries are expected between 2009 and 2010.



http://www.nationmedia.com/eastafric.../current/Business/biz261120072.htm

Anyone able to confirm? Not the first time in recent weeks that this rumour comes up.
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:08 am



Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter):


Quote:
Air Tanzania is undergoing a major revamp that has seen it order four aircraft from European air framer Airbus (two A319 series aircraft and two A330s), and two from Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier (Bombardier Q-400s) whose deliveries are expected between 2009 and 2010.



http://www.nationmedia.com/eastafric.../current/Business/biz261120072.htm

Anyone able to confirm? Not the first time in recent weeks that this rumour comes up.

First time I'm hearing about it, but extremely pleased to see yet another A330 order ( if not leased) with a yet another new operator.  Smile

Seems that Airbus can easily keep the A330/A340 line at full speed until the A350 arrives and beyond.

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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:26 am

Last week's rumour was A320s. There was no mention of A330s that I saw.

As a former resident of DAR I'd be thrilled to see ATC A330s flying over my old house in Msasani but it seems a big jump from two and a half elderly 737-200s to a long-haul fleet of modern widebodies.

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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:26 am

If indeed it is confirmed I am very pleased for Air Tanzania as an airline, and for Tanzania as a country. Tanzania is an amazing country, with amazing people, but is not catered for as well as NBO & Kenya as far as airlines go.
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:31 am

A while ago Bombardier and Airbus were awarded preferred bidder status, so it makes sense.
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:35 am



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Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter):
two from Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier (Bombardier Q-400s)

I believe this order was confirmed earlier, but can't find a source right now.

EDIT: Here you go (not a final confirmation though):

Air Tanzania is reportedly set to receive two used Bombardier Dash 8-Q300s before the end of the year, and two brand new -Q400s next year. The aircraft are to be used on short-range routes, while the airline is also reportedly working on acquiring A320 aircraft to serve international routes.

Source: http://www.africanflyer.com/2007/11/.../air-tanzania-to-get-new-aircraft/

[Edited 2007-11-27 02:37:39]
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:57 am

Just had a look at the Air Tanzania website for any clues. It's down for maintenance as was the case when I last looked a year or so ago and has the same banner message about Mission Statement and Vision.

http://www.airtanzania.com/

Looks like they need more than new aircraft.

BTW, they used to fly a 767-300 some years ago didn't they? What happened there? I remember seeing a Giraffe on a tail at some European airport.

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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:56 pm

An A330? This is way too big for them. Where on earth are they going to send it?
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:02 pm

LHR/LGW forinite. It should be a great tourist boost for Tanzania although I agree the 330 seems excessive. they used to operate 762s to LGW.
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:20 pm

If i am not mistake, the B767, Air Tanzania used to operate was then acquired by Ethiopian Airlines and after some time this fateful aircraft crashed near the Island of Comoros in early 1990. I think it was a hijact but not sure and i think no survivors.

we are recieving news that ATC is getting the Dash 8 by end december.
Lets see that.... it will really boost up their domestic services and will be a real blow to Precision AIr/Kenya Airways
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:46 pm

Great news for Air Tanzania and African Aviation in general.

Quoting AF022 (Reply 7):
An A330? This is way too big for them. Where on earth are they going to send it?

Probably London and Jo'Burg, and I wouldn't rule out Dubai and Bombay with A32X.
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:44 pm

yes, its true, ATC will lease an A330, but with the way things works in Tannzania, its a wait and see game,
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:12 pm



Quoting WINGS (Reply 1):
Seems that Airbus can easily keep the A330/A340 line at full speed until the A350 arrives and beyond.

Out of topic - but how many slots may we assume left, before A350XWB EIS???




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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:40 pm



Quoting Jambo (Reply 9):
I think it was a hijact but not sure and i think no survivors.

It was a hijacking, but there were survivors, the hijacker's wanted to fly the plane to Australia, but there was not enough fuel and the plane ditched, only a hand full of people survived.
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:22 pm

You can find the crash on YouTube.
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:57 pm



Quoting AF022 (Reply 14):
You can find the crash on YouTube.

Here you go.  Smile



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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:44 pm

Firstly, I'd like to say that 50 surviving an accident is more than just a handful of people. Yes there were 125 (out of 175) fatalities on board, but fifty isn't a handfull.
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:34 am

A319  checkmark  Good choice for JNB, NBO etc, even BOM & DXB. Though they will be up against EK on DXB.

A330  no  LGW would be the most logical route, but even BA 'only' use a 763 to LHR - though load factors have been +90% when Ive been on it, but I dont know that TC can compete with BA.

Q400  checkmark  Good choice to compete with PW (as long as the gear stay intact...) but may be too big for some of the smaller strips.
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:54 am



Quoting WINGS (Reply 1):
First time I'm hearing about it, but extremely pleased to see yet another A330 order ( if not leased) with a yet another new operator

Hehe, any idea if theyll put the giraffe on the tail? Or am I thinking a different airline?
 
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:13 pm



Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 18):
Hehe, any idea if theyll put the giraffe on the tail? Or am I thinking a different airline?

yes, the giraffe is back !!!
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RE: Air Tanzania Orders A319, A330, Q400?

Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:07 am

There was an interesting article today in AirlineCity that listed the cities TC wants to hit next:

"The airline is looking to add routes to Nairobi, Kenya (NBO); Lubumbashi, DRC (FBM); Kigali, Rwanda (KGL); and Bujumbura, Burundi (BJM). Burundi and Rwanda are recent signatories to the East African Community, joining Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya."

http://www.airlinecity.com/2007/12/05/report-on-air-tanzania/

Is there enough traffic to Burundi? Maybe as a leg on Mwanza-Kilimanajaro-Dar flight?

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