Air Tanzania appoints Network Aviation Group as Kenya cargo GSSA

By Roger Hailey

Photo: Network Aviation Group

Air Tanzania has appointed Network Aviation Group as its cargo GSSA in Kenya, with the UK and Dubai included as offline sale points.

Air Tanzania’s flights from Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam started in November 2021, with the African carrier operating two daily Airbus A220 passenger aircraft.

Tanzania’s national flag carrier plans to fly to the UK and Dubai, aiming to launch flights by the end of 2022.

In November last year, the Tanzanian government placed an order for a B767-300 freighter which will be operated by Air Tanzania.

The freighter will “be used to capitalise on Africa’s burgeoning cargo demand” with demand on the African continent growing rapidly over the last 12 months, according to official IATA statistics.

Air Tanzania chief executive Ladislaus Matindi said: “Adding to our B787 fleet, the introduction of the B737 Max and B767 freighter will give Air Tanzania exceptional capability and flexibility to meet passenger and cargo demand within Africa and beyond.”

Peter Njambi, cargo sales manager for Network Airline Services in Nairobi, said: “We look forward to working with Air Tanzania and we are confident this will be a successful partnership for both companies.”

Government-owned Air Tanzania is based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport.

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