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Airlines of Tanzania.

1.Air Tanzania.  

Air Tanzania Corporation (ATC) the Tanzanian flag-carrier, was established on 11 March, 1977, to operate the services suspended following the brake up of East African Airways (EAA), which was owned jointly by Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

In the initial moment, the airline leased one Douglas DC-9-32 5Y-ALR from Kenya Airways and one Boeing 707-331 YN-BWL (exN762TW) from Areo Nica. Regular and domestic flights followed by using Boeings 737-200s and Fokker F27s and adding de Havilland Twin Otters to its fleet for domestic services from Kilimanjaro.

The fleet was gradually upgraded by 2 no Boeing 737-200s, 4 no Fokker F27s and 4 no DHC 6 Twin Otter. Due to decreased traffic, two of the F27s (reg. unknown) were removed from services in 1981, but were returned two years later only to be removed again in 1984. The airline leased a single Boeing 767-200 1991/1992 from Ethiopian Airlines but this aircraft was too large and the airline had to dispose it. The carrier also leased a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, G-BNSA during 1989.

The airline has also had in its fleet two Boeing 737-33A, XA-SWO (leased from TAESA on a short term contract 1998), 5H-TAC 1999-2003 and a single Dornier 208-201 ZS-OVM leased from South African Airways.

Read more at: Air Tanzania

2.Precision Air.

Precision Air Services Limited is a public listed Tanzanian airline operating as Precision Air and it is the largest airline in Tanzania with its main hub in Dar es Salaam.

Precision Air currently offers the widest connections to all major towns in Tanzania including Mwanza, Bukoba, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Zanzibar, Mtwara and Dar es Salaam. Regionally, the carrier flies to Nairobi in Kenya. Plans are underway to conquer more destinations in the SADC region and further afield.

Precision Air was established in 1991 and started operations in 1994. It began as a crop sprayer, but expanded to serve the growing tourist market. Scheduled services started in November 1999.

Read more at: precisionairtz

3.Coastal Aviation.
Coastal Aviation is an airline operating out of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania since 1988. Management has extensive experience in Air Charter in East Africa that spans several decades.
In a large country with few air services, Coastal developed the “Scheduled Flying Safari”, thus offering the opportunity, to small parties and single persons, to join into an adventure which would otherwise have prohibitive costs. The operation covers Tanzania and on occasion all the way to South Africa.

Read more at: Coastal Aviation

4.Auric Air.
Auric Air Services Ltd is Tanzania’s preferred corporate and safari airline with a wide network of domestic scheduled services. From its bases at Mwanza Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar-es-salaam‚ Auric Air provides scheduled flights to some of the most remote and otherwise inaccessible destinations within Tanzania. Auric Air now provides daily scheduled services to 7 destinations and handles approximately 3000 passengers every month.

Auric Air Services Limited undergoes stringent tri-annual safety and operational audits conducted by professional audit firms appointed by large blue chip mining and exploration companies. This ensures safe operational practices and makes it the preferred air charter service provider for the Corporate.
The airline operates 5 Cessna Grand Caravans C208B‚ a fleet which is amongst the youngest of Caravan fleets in this region. With the reliable turbine engine‚ this type of all weather aircraft have been chosen to meet the specific requirements of operating into bush airstrips within Tanzania’s world famous game parks‚ hunting strips and to not so well maintained airstrips within East Africa.
All of Auric Air aircrafts are equipped with the Glass cockpit and in order to enhance safety‚ optional state of the art avionics including latest in traffic terrain avoidance systems‚ Synthetic Visual Technology‚ and Satellite Based real time tracking systems have been installed.

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ZanAir is a domestic airline that operations schedule flights from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, Arusha, Selous Game Reserve, Saadani National Park, Pemba and Mombasa. We also operate charters to various airstrips and airports in     Tanzania and Kenya. 

ZanAir is Zanzibar’s longest serving aviation company (Started operations in November 1992), with nearing two decades long operation. 80 percent of ZanAir staff has been in service with ZanAir, from the beginning or over 9 yrs.

Find more at: zanair


Flightlink Limited known as “Flightlink Air Charters” a scheduled and corporate air Charter Company owned and operated by Capt Munawer Dhirani, a Tanzanian and an American Graduate Commercial Pilot.
Our base is Dar es Salaam and Operating & Dispatch is at Terminal 1, Julius Nyerere International Airport. We are regulated by Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority and audited yearly for certification of Air Service License (ASL) and Air Operators Certificate (AOC).

Find more atflightlinkaircharters

Fastjet Plc is a low-cost airline with ambitions to provide a pan-African service; established in part by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, known for founding the low-cost short haul airline easyJet, Fastjet aims to deliver the same service as its European counterpart to the African continent. The airline was initially created with the acquisition of Fly540, an airline operating in East Africa, and flights in Fastjet's own name commenced in November 2012.

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  1. there are more like flightlink that you have leftout totally. please check their website and collect information about them. they have new planes and really good pilots.

  2. Hello Sameer,
    Thank you for visiting and thank you for your comments as well.I followed up,and updated the information accordingly.Kindly welcome again for more comments and other suggestions.

  3. Don't forget fastjet!


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