Tuesday, 10 July 2018
TANZANIA: Air Tanzania Receives First 787 Dreamliner
The aircraft is part of Air Tanzania’s plan to grow its operations across Africa as well as to international destinations.
The brand new 787 is the first widebody airplane to join Tanzania’s flag carrier’s fleet, the manufacturers said in a press release.
We are very proud to take delivery of this Boeing 787 Dreamliner,Air Tanzania CEO Ladislaus Matindi, said.
We believe this is the perfect aircraft to realise our ambition to connect with the rest of the world through the initiation of intercontinental flights.
I am delighted to be here today with Boeing and Rolls-Royce to celebrate this important milestone.
President John Magufuli was at Julius Nyerere International Airport - JNIA to receive the aircraft.
Thousands of Tanzanians braved the cold and wet weather to witness the arrival of the plane.