Air Tanzania Company limited
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is the national airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. The Company was established in 1977 following the dissolution of East African Airways and has been a member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) since its inception.
Following its establishment, ATCL has gone through a number changes in its structure and ownership as a result of the Government's efforts to ensure that the country owns a strong national airline. The changes include partial privatization of ATCL in 2002 when the Government reduced its shareholding to 51 percent and entered into a partnership with South African Airways (SAA). The partnership ended in 2006 when the Government repurchased SAA shares to recapture its 100% ownership of ATCL.
As the Government regained full ownership of ATCL, it invested heavily in the ATCL operations' systems to enable ATCL operate efficiently again. The Government efforts to rebuild ATCL, through various options, continued until 2016 when it decided to develop a specific program for revamping the ATCL. The ATCL revamping program included purchasing of six new aircraft between 2016 and 2018, payment of debts and provision of Startup capital, improvement and modernization of business systems.
ATCL now has a total of eight aircrafts in its fleet; Four Dash 8-Q400, two Airbus A220-300 and two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. There are plans to integrate the Dash 8-Q300 that is in maintenance into the current fleet taking the total to 9 aircrafts by June 2020. An additional Dash 8-Q400 is expected to be delivered in June 2020 and two more Airbus A220-300 are expected to be delivered by July 2021 taking the total number of aircrafts to twelve.
With improved fleet, ATCL is confident to regain its position as a serious competitor in the air transport market. The ongoing ATCL fleet and network expansion program include more destinations in Africa and Asia and new destination in Europe and US.
Mission and Vision
To be the airline of choice that exceeds customers’ expectations.
To our passengers:
To provide reliable, safe and sustainable high quality airline services globally.
To our employees:
To provide a working environment for our employees to excel through constant training & development and supported by an effective reward and recognition program.