Air Tanzania receives first A220 in Africa

Africa-based Air Tanzania has announced it has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220, becoming the first African operator to receive the twinjet type, the company said.

The airline received the jet during a handover ceremony at the Mirabel assembly line in Montreal.

Air Tanzania becomes the fifth operator of the A220 behind Air Baltic, Swiss, Korean Air and Delta Air Lines.

It will be used on domestic and regional routes from Dar es Salaam, and will support the opening of new connections to the Middle East and India.

Air Tanzania Company Limited is the flag carrier airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport.