Air Tanzania orders B767 freighter

Image: Shutterstock

The United Republic of Tanzania has placed an order for a B767-300 freighter at the Dubai Airshow.

The aircraft – which was part of wider order of B737s and a B787 – will be operated by Air Tanzania, the country’s national flag-carrier.

The freighter will be used to capitalise on Africa’s burgeoning cargo demand, Boeing said.

According to IATA statistics, cargo demand on the continent has been growing rapidly this year.

In September, for example, cargo demand in for African carriers was up by 19.2% year on year in CTK terms, following on from a 27.4% increase in August.

Air Tanzania chief executive Ladislaus Matindi said: “Adding to our 787 fleet, the introduction of the 737 Max and 767 Freighter will give Air Tanzania exceptional capability and flexibility to meet passenger and cargo demand within Africa and beyond.”

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest freighter operator news

Record volumes for Saudia Cargo in Q1

Saudia Cargo had a record first quarter in terms of cargo volumes as shipments of fashion, e-commerce and express goods…

Read More

Share this story

Polar goes for growth

Polar Air Cargo is raising the bar for gender diversity in the industry as it strives to grow its network….

Read More

Share this story

Singapore Airlines Group sees cargo revenues decline

Singapore Airlines (SAI) Group saw its cargo revenues decline in the last financial year but is hopeful of improvement for…

Read More

Share this story

Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]