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.