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Air Tanzania
IATA
TC
ICAO
ATC
Callsign
TANZANIA
Founded 1977
Hubs Julius Nyerere International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations
Parent company Government of Tanzania
Headquarters Flag of Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Key people David Mattaka (MD), (CEO)
Website: http://www.airtanzania.com/

Air Tanzania is the national airline of Tanzania, based in Dar es Salaam. Its main base is Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam.[1] IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Julius Nyerere International Airport is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Tanzanias president and National Assembly members are elected concurrently by direct popular vote for 5-year terms. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Managing director is the term used for the chief executive of many limited companies in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and some other English speaking countries. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Julius Nyerere International Airport is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. ...

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History

Logo of Air Tanzania Corporation
Logo of Air Tanzania Corporation

Air Tanzania Corporation was established on 10 March 1977 after the breakup of East African Airways, which had previously served the region. Flights were started from Dar-es-Salaam using Boeing 737-200s and Fokker F27s. A Twin Otter was used for regional services and flights from Kilimanjaro were started. In the mid 1990s the airline leased an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 but this aircraft was too large and the airline disposed of it. Regional services were reduced in this period and the Twin Otter was also disposed of. is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Flying Lion logo of EAA East African Airways Corp. ... Dar es Salaam (Arabic: [translation: Abode of Peace] Dār as-Salām, Yer u-salem), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city in Tanzania. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a 20-passenger STOL feederliner and utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. ... Kilimanjaro is a mountain in northeastern Tanzania. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


Privatization

The airline was originally wholly owned by the Government of Tanzania via the Air Tanzania Corporation (ATC). In February 2002, the government began the process of privatizing ATC through the Presidential Parastatal Sector Reform Commission (PSRC). Advertisements were placed in the local, regional and international media inviting potential bidders. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) acted as the Lead Advisor to the Government in this transaction.[2][3] Tanzanias president and National Assembly members are elected concurrently by direct popular vote for 5-year terms. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve peoples lives. ...


The Government had approved a transaction structure which included:[4]

  • Creation of a new company, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), which would be incorporated as a limited liability company, under the Companies Act to take over the operating assets, and specified rights and liabilities of ATC.
  • A second new company Air Tanzania Holding Company (ATHCO) would be created to take over the non-operating assets and all other liabilities of ATC.

The following eight airlines submitted Expressions of Interest:[4]

Of the eight, four airines carried out due diligence – South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Comair and Nationwide. Aero Asia International was a private airline based in Karachi, Pakistan. ... Comair is an airline based in South Africa. ... Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, based in Nairobi, Africa, started operations on 4 February 1977 It operates scheduled services throughout Africa and to Europe and the Indian subcontinent, with its main base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. ... Nationwide Airlines is an airline based in Lanseria, South Africa. ... Precision Air is a scheduled and charter airline based in Arusha in Tanzania. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, based in Nairobi, Africa, started operations on 4 February 1977 It operates scheduled services throughout Africa and to Europe and the Indian subcontinent, with its main base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. ... Comair is an airline based in South Africa. ... Nationwide Airlines is an airline based in Lanseria, South Africa. ...


On 19 September 2002 - bid deadline date, only SAA submitted a bid. Kenya Airways and Nationwide informed the Government that they do not intend to submit bids.[3]


ATC-SAA Partnership

The Government selected South African Airways as the winning bidder. In December 2002, SAA after signing an agreement with the government purchased a 49% stake in ATC for USD 20 million; USD 10 million as the value of the shares and the remaining USD 10 million for the Capital and Training Account for financing its proposed business plan.[3] Tanzanias president and National Assembly members are elected concurrently by direct popular vote for 5-year terms. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


As the strategic partner, SAA planned to create its East African hub in Dar es Salaam to form a “Golden Triangle” between Southern, Eastern and Western Africa. It also intended to replace ATC's fleet with Boeing 737-800s, 737-200s and 767-300s. It also planned to introduce regional routes, routes to the Middle East and West Africa. The government was expected to sell 10% of its current 51% stake to a private Tanzanian investor, thereby reducing the government's ownership to a non-controlling interest in ATCL.[5] Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ...


The new airline Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) was launched on 31 March 2003, offering direct flights from 1 April between Johannesburg and Dar Es Salaam, but also to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro. is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar is part of Tanzania Coordinates: , Country Tanzania Islands Unguja and Pemba Capital Zanzibar City Settled AD 1000 Government  - Type semi-autonomous part of Tanzania  - President Amani Abeid Karume Area  - Both Islands  637 sq mi (1,651 km²) Population (2004)  - Both Islands 1,070...


Air Tanzania recorded a pre-tax loss of almost USD 7.3 million in its first year following privatisation and part ownership by South African Airways. The loss was mainly attributed to the inability to expand the network as quickly and extensively as originally planned. It had been hoped to launch services to Dubai, India and Europe, but these have been delayed as there are only Boeing 737-200s in the fleet. The development of Dar Es Salaam as an East African hub for the South African Airways alliance had also not proceeded as quickly as planned.[6]


On 31 January 2005 Air Tanzania suspended one of its few regional services: Dar es Salaam to Nairobi, following intense competition from Kenya Airways on the route. The airline did however reaffirm intentions to launch long-haul services within a year from Dar es Salaam to Dubai, London, Mumbai and Muscat.[7] is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Location of Nairobi Coordinates: , Country Province HQ City Hall Founded 1899 Constituencies of Nairobi List Makadara Kamukunji Starehe Langata Dagoretti Westlands Kasarani Embakasi Government  - Mayor Geoffrey Majiwa Area  - City 684 km² (264. ... Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, based in Nairobi, Africa, started operations on 4 February 1977 It operates scheduled services throughout Africa and to Europe and the Indian subcontinent, with its main base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Several things are known as Muscat: Muscat, or Mascat is the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, also known as sultanate of Muscat. ...


Termination of Contract

On 31st March 2006, the Government announced that it would dispose off Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) following the four years of loss-making which amounted to TZS 24.7 billion. Tanzanias president and National Assembly members are elected concurrently by direct popular vote for 5-year terms. ... The current curency used in Tanzania, althought the wide spread use of U.S. Dollars is accepted. ...


The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority Director General said "Air Tanzania was in a worse state than before it was taken over by SAA".


SAA blamed Tanzania's government for failing to release about USD 30m needed to implement Air Tanzania's business strategy to reverse continued losses.


On 7 September 2006, the Government bought back the 49% stake in ATCL for USD 1 million, hence officially terminating its partnership with South African Airways. The venture collapsed due to the partners' different interests in the business. [8] Tanzanias president and National Assembly members are elected concurrently by direct popular vote for 5-year terms. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ...


Revamped ATCL

After the partnership between Air Tanzania and South African Airways officially ceased to exist, the Government took the initiative of setting aside TZS 13 billion for: completing operation code ATCL 197 instead of 083, changing revenue systems and fuel services, preparing e-ticketing and accounts systems, using a new trademark, and clearing outstanding debts.[9] Tanzanias president and National Assembly members are elected concurrently by direct popular vote for 5-year terms. ... The current curency used in Tanzania, althought the wide spread use of U.S. Dollars is accepted. ...


President Jakaya Kikwete appointed Mustafa Nyang`anyi, a veteran politician and diplomat Ambassador as the Board Chairman and former Parastatal Pensions Fund Director General, David Mattaka as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.[10] This page contains a list of presidents of Tanzania. ... Colonel Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (born October 7, 1950) is a Tanzanian politician and Current President. ...


From 1 July 2007, ATCL started using its own tickets, Number 197, recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The airline had been using a South African ticket stock, Number 083, during the partnership with South African Airways. The airline also started using electronic ticketing in compliance with the IATA resolution from mid July.[11] “IATA” redirects here. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ...


The Parliamentary Committee on Economic Infrastructure expressed its concern about no funds being set aside for ATCL. According to the opposition, the airline has debts amounting to USD 4 million due to South African Airways.[12] The National Assembly or Bunge is the federal parliament of Tanzania. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ...


A Member of the Tanzanian Parliament asked the government to claim compensation from South African Airways for taking aircraft spare parts from the Air Tanzania hangar at the Kilimanjaro International Airport to South Africa.[9] The National Assembly or Bunge is the federal parliament of Tanzania. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Kilimanjaro International Airport is a small airport that serves the community near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. ...


In August 2007, Air Tanzania selected the Revenue Accounting Bureau Service offered by Mercator, the airline IT solutions provider of the Emirates Airline Group. Once implemented, it will offer benefits such as: enhanced revenue through accurate billing and verification, lowered accounting costs, raised productivity and eliminated training costs.[13] Emirates Airline (shortened form: Emirates) (Arabic: طيران الإماراتTayarān al-Imārāt) is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group. ...


Air Tanzania was relaunched in September 2007 after the dissolution of the partnership with South African Airways. The new brand represents the company's name, Mount Kilimanjaro and the airline's international destinations. The introduction of the airline's new logo bears the image of the imposing Giraffe - Tanzania's national icon, to replace the South African Airways flag symbol.[14][15] South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... For other uses, see Kilimanjaro (disambiguation). ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ...


On 1 October 2007, the revamped Air Tanzania made its inaugural flight on the Dar es Salaam to Mwanza via Kilimanjaro route.[16] Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Sunset over Lake Victoria as seen coming into Mwanza via train Mwanza is a city in northwest Tanzania and a southern port of Lake Victoria. ... Kilimanjaro International Airport is a small airport that serves the community near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. ...


Financial performance

Air Tanzania Financial Performance
Year Ended Passengers Flown Turnover (TZS bn) Profit/Loss Before Tax (TZS bn) Net Profit/Loss ( TZS bn) Basic EPS (p)
2000 25.5
2004 (8.7 bn)
2005 (9.3 bn)

The current curency used in Tanzania, althought the wide spread use of U.S. Dollars is accepted. ... The current curency used in Tanzania, althought the wide spread use of U.S. Dollars is accepted. ... The current curency used in Tanzania, althought the wide spread use of U.S. Dollars is accepted. ... Earnings per share (EPS) are the earnings returned on the initial investment amount. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Destinations

Air Tanzania is expected to resume the following routes[14] :

Air Tanzania codeshares with Air Zimbabwe. Bukoba is a town in northwest Tanzania on the western shore of Lake Victoria. ... Dodoma, population 324,347 (2002 census), is the national capital of Tanzania and also the capital of that countrys Dodoma Region. ... Kigoma is a town in western Tanzania, on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika and close to the border with Burundi. ... Kilimanjaro International Airport is a small airport that serves the community near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. ... Mafia Island (Chole Shamba) is part of the Tanzanian Spice Islands, together with Zanzibar and Pemba. ... Mtwara is one of the Southern regions of Tanzania which have been underdeveloped for a long time for various justifiable reasons and constraints. ... Sunset over Lake Victoria as seen coming into Mwanza via train Mwanza is a city in northwest Tanzania and a southern port of Lake Victoria. ... Map of the Shinyanga Region Shinyanga is a city located in northern Tanzania. ... Songea is the capital of the Ruvuma region in southeastern Tanzania. ... Tabora is the capital city of Tanzanias Tabora Region with a population of 127,880 (2002 census). ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar is part of Tanzania Coordinates: , Country Tanzania Islands Unguja and Pemba Capital Zanzibar City Settled AD 1000 Government  - Type semi-autonomous part of Tanzania  - President Amani Abeid Karume Area  - Both Islands  637 sq mi (1,651 km²) Population (2004)  - Both Islands 1,070... The Democratic Republic of the Congo, called Zaïre between 1971 and 1997, is a nation in central Africa. ... Air Zimbabwe 767-2NO(ER) Z-WPF. Photo taken at KLIA Air Zimbabwe is the national airline of Zimbabwe, based in Harare. ...


Fleet

The Air Tanzania fleet includes the following aircraft (at April 2008): April 2008 is the fourth month of the current leap year. ...

Air Tanzania Fleet[17]
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A320-214 1
Boeing 737-200 3 102 (16/86)
Bombardier Dash 8-300 2


As of April 2008, the average age of the Air Tanzania fleet is 19.8 years ([1]). The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Dash 8 is also a series of diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives The de Havilland Canada Dash 8 is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. ... April 2008 is the fourth month of the current leap year. ...


External links

  • Air Tanzania
  • Air Tanzania Fleet

References

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-03-27, p. 67. 
  2. ^ Privatisation of Air Tanzania Corporation (ATC)
  3. ^ a b c SAA Wins ATC Divestiture Bid
  4. ^ a b PSRC Holds ATC Bidders Conference
  5. ^ ATC-SAA Partnership Sealed
  6. ^ Airliner World, March 2005
  7. ^ Airliner World, April 2005
  8. ^ ATCL,SAA officially divorced,govt says
  9. ^ a b MP wants govt compensated on ATC spares
  10. ^ Air Tanzania should do serious business
  11. ^ ATC begins to use own ticket stocks on Sunday
  12. ^ MPs want govt to adequately fund ATCL operations
  13. ^ AIR TANZANIA SELECTS MERCATOR'S OUTSOURCED REVENUE ACCOUNTING SOLUTION
  14. ^ a b Air Tanzania finally reborn with former...
  15. ^ Air Tanzania rebrands its logo and aircraft colors to revive its lost business
  16. ^ Revamped ATC makes inaugural flight to Mwanza
  17. ^ Current Fleet Details of Air Tanzania

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