Air Tanzania is to receive two new Airbus A220-300s and a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. A statement from the President’s office says that President John Magufuli has already issued instructions for the purchase of the aircraft, which will expand air services and improve tourism within the country.

The airline's existing fleet comprises a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, two Airbus A220-300s and three Bombardier Q400 turboprops.

Air Tanzania launched its maiden flight to Mumbai on July 11 as it expands its routes with the acquisition of new aircraft.

Tanzania hopes the revival of the national airline will boost the tourism sector, which is one of the country's biggest foreign exchange earners.