Air Tanzania becomes a new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 operator

Air Tanzania took delivery of their first Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 on September 30. The airliner is registered as 5H-TCP.  The aircraft is named “Olduvai Gorge”.

5H-TCP is the first of two for the African carrier.

Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing and Air Tanzania celebrated the arrival today of the airline’s first fuel-efficient 737 MAX single-aisle jet. The East African airline is the first carrier in Africa to receive the larger 737-9 model as it aims to meet growing travel demand in West Africa, Southern Africa and India.

Air Tanzania currently operates commercial service across Africa and to destinations in Asiawith a fleet that includes two 787-8 Dreamliners and one 767-300 Freighter. Since its delivery in June 2023, the 767-300 Freighter has solved critical cargo challenges across Africa while opening opportunities to move business globally. The airline has an additional 787-8 on order.

Copyright Photo: Air Tanzania (3rd) Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 5H-TCP (msn 67790 ) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 961623.