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Air Tanzania to receive two Airbus jets

Staff Writer |
Tanzania's state-owned airline will take delivery of two Airbus 220-300 jets next month, the government said on Monday, continuing expansion to support tourism.

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President John Magufuli prioritised investment in Air Tanzania when he took office in 2015, aiming to revive the loss-making carrier because of the potential to boost the vital tourism sector, a top foreign exchange earner.

The airline will take delivery of two Airbus 220-300 planes in December, each with capacity to carry more than 130 passengers, government spokesman Hassan Abbas told a news conference. He did not say how much the aircraft will cost.


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