The travelling public in month of September has put on a smile following the delivery of a brand new Airbus A330-200 for the Republic of Rwanda’s Rwandair. The smile even grew broader with the delivery of two new Bombardier Dash Q400 planes for the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Tanzanian president who during the commissioning of the new planes cited poor management, persistent corruption within ATCL and lack of discipline among workers as some of the reasons for the airline’s downfall, recently appointed a vibrant son of the soil, Eng. Ladislaud Matindi, to head ATCL and steer it out of its woes. The Dash Q400 are modern efficient turbo prop planes that will enable ATCL propel to competitive levels in the region after which ATCL is expected to make enough savings that will make it a going concern. ATCL is now prepared to compete with Fastjet and Precision Air on both the domestic and international routes.
CASSOA congratulates the United Republic of Tanzania on the acquisition of these two state of the art turbo props and also looks forward to URT’s ambitions to secure Airbus jets for long haul operations.