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Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA, has signed a firm purchase agreement for a Dash 8-400 aircraft with commercial aircraft manufacturer De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.

Details are provided below:

  • •The new aircraft, which will be operated by Air Tanzania
  • Dash 8-400 aircraft has turboprop capability for seating up to 90 passengers
  • “Our current fleet of three Dash 8-400 aircraft is performing very well and offering excellent passenger amenities,” said Ladislaud Matindi, Chief Executive Officer, Air Tanzania. “We are very satisfied with the Dash 8-400 aircraft’s low operating costs and reliable operations in our high-utilization environment, and we look forward to the additional capacity that this new aircraft and another one that is scheduled for delivery soon, will provide. Air Tanzania continues to grow at a steady pace and we are opening new routes and offering more frequencies to meet the demand of our market. The after sales support that we have been receiving from De Havilland Canada has also been excellent and we are happy to reinforce our commitment to this aircraft as we count on more support from De Havilland Canada as our fleet, operations and route network continue to grow.”

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