Air Tanzania orders B767 freighter

By Damian Brett

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

Amazon and DHL scale back ATSG freighter operations

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Amazon and DHL are expected to scale back US freighter operations with lessor Air Transport Services Group (ATSG). In a…

Read More

Share this story

Lufthansa Cargo offers temperature tracking for perishables

By Damian Brett

Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new service that provides real-time tracking of the location and temperature of perishable products. The…

Read More

Share this story

Etihad and Astral partner on Nairobi cargo flights

By Damian Brett

Etihad Cargo and Astral Aviation have signed a new partnership that will help expand the Middle Eastern carrier’s presence in…

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]