Air Tanzania orders 3 more planes

Air Tanzania orders another three planes, valued at $200 million USD, from Bombardier. Photo: Bombardier

Air Tanzania has ordered another three planes, valued at $200 million USD, from Bombardier. Photo: Bombardier

Air Tanzania has ordered three more planes from aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, just months after receiving two new Q400 turboprop planes.

Bombardier announced they have signed firm purchase agreements with the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) for the lease of two CS300 jetliners and one more Q400 turboprop.

 

The combined value of the deal is said to be approximately $200 million USD.

Last month, president John Magufuli told the media that $10 million USD had already been allocated as an advance payment on the three aircraft.

Magufuli says he wants to see Air Tanzania be a competing regional airline by 2018.

 

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