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Air Tanzania will fly its newest aircraft to Mumbai

Air Tanzania will fly its newest aircraft, a Boeing B737MAX-9, to Mumbai. This is Africa’s first B737MAX-9, of which the airline recently took delivery.


Air Tanzania operates 4-flights-a-week between Dar es Salaam and Mumbai. The flights are currently operated by Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The flight in either ways is almost six hours long, making them one of the longest A220 flights in the world. That is soon going to change as Air Tanzania has announced that it will deploy its newest aircraft, a Boeing B737MAX-9 registered 5H-TCP, to Mumbai.

The flights between the largest city in Tanzania and the financial capital of India operate with the following schedule:

  • Dar es Salaam-Mumbai
  • Departure time: 19:50
  • Arrival time: 04:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours
  • Flight number: TC400
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

  • Mumbai-Dar es Salaam
  • Departure time: 05:50
  • Arrival time: 09:20
  • Flight time: 6 hours
  • Flight number: TC401
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Air Tanzania’s B737MAX-9 features 181 seats, spread across Business Class and Economy Class cabins. The airline has not yet revealed what the aircraft looks from the inside.

5H-TCP is Africa’s first Boeing B737MAX-9 aircraft. Air Tanzania took delivery of this aircraft on 3rd October 2023.

The acquisition of our first Boeing 737-9 marks a significant milestone for Air Tanzania, a momentous occasion that echoes the spirit of the Wings of Kilimanjaro. This advanced airplane is fulfilling our promise to deliver an extraordinary experience to our customer. As we ascend to new heights, Air Tanzania enhances the fleet’s capabilities and exemplifies its commitment while extending our appreciation to Boeing as invaluable partners in enabling our vision.

said Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, Managing Director of Air Tanzania.

Air Tanzania’s fleet currently consists of four Airbus A220-300s, two Boeing B787-8 Dreamliners, one Bombardier DHC-8-Q300, five DHC-Q-400s and a single Boeing B767-300 Freighter. The airline has one more B787-8 on order.

Featured image by JetPhotos/Omar Y Perez

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