Eight-plane pledge for Air Tanzania


According to the All Africa website, Air Tanzania will soon take to the skies again thanks to Oman investors, who have promised to supply eight new airplanes to the ill-fated airline.

Sheikh Salim Al Harthy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Alhayat Development and Investment Company, said that his company would provide the airline with four Embraer 175s and four Bombardiers.

As part of the $100 million investment, Alhayat Development will train 10 aircraft maintenance engineers who will specialise in the maintenance of Bombardiers and Embraer 175s.

The company will also erect a 25-storey building in Dar es Salaam’s central business district in a joint venture with Air Tanzania. The building will house airline offices, recreation facilities, hotels and a shopping mall.