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About Air Tanzania

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is the national airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. The Company was established in 1977 following the dissolution of East African Airways and has been a member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) since its inception.

Following its establishment, ATCL has gone through a number of changes in its structure and ownership as a result of the Government’s efforts to ensure that the country owns a strong national airline. The changes include partial privatization of ATCL in 2002 when the Government reduced its shareholding to 51 percent and entered into a partnership with South African Airways (SAA). The partnership ended in 2006 when the Government repurchased SAA shares to recapture its 100% ownership of ATCL.

As the Government regained full ownership of ATCL, it invested heavily in the ATCL operations’ systems to enable ATCL operate efficiently again. The Government efforts to rebuild ATCL, through various options, continued until 2016 when it decided to develop a specific program for revamping the ATCL. The ATCL revamping program included purchasing of six new aircraft between 2016 and 2018, payment of debts and provision of Startup capital, improvement and modernization of business systems.

ATCL now has a total of eight aircrafts in its fleet; Four Dash 8-Q400, two Airbus A220-300 and two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. There are plans to integrate the Dash 8-Q300 that is in maintenance into the current fleet taking the total to 9 aircrafts by June 2020. An additional Dash 8-Q400 is expected to be delivered in June 2020 and two more Airbus A220-300 are expected to be delivered by July 2021 taking the total number of aircrafts to twelve.
With improved fleet, ATCL is confident to regain its position as a serious competitor in the air transport market. The ongoing ATCL fleet and network expansion program include more destinations in Africa and Asia and new destination in Europe and US.


Air Tanzania Baggage Allowance

ATCL allows 23Kgs in Economy class as Checked-in baggage allowance and 30Kgs in Business class.

Hand Luggage Allowance

7kgs free as a hand luggage.

Check in

For domestic flights, all passengers need to be checked in 40 minutes before take-off. International flights require passengers to be checked in at least two hours before departure. Please be aware that boarding gates close 10 minutes before take-off.

Note: If you purchased your ticket with a credit card, you may be asked to produce a copy of the credit card at the check-in counter.

On Board

Most of Air Tanzania’s aircraft are configured with Economy and Business Class cabins.

Whether you’re flying on a short trip across the country or on a long trip across the ocean, Air Tanzania’s cabin crew will do their best to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable flight.

Inflight entertainment is limited, so passengers are encouraged to bring their own.

  • Guangzhou
  • Johannesburg
  • Lusaka
  • Harare
  • Iringa
  • Mumbai
  • Entebbe
  • Mwanza
  • Bukoba
  • Songea
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Bujumbura
  • Zanzibar
  • Mtwara
  • Mbeya
  • Tabora
  • Kigoma
  • Dodoma
  • Dar es Salaam

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