PRECISION AIR

Precision Air, Tanzania’s leading airline, has bought six brand new aircraft from a France-based company – ATR. The new fleet will include three ATR 42-500 and three ATR 72-500, which are improved versions of the ATR aircraft currently operated by the airline. Precision Air flies to destinations all over Tanzania and to Nairobi, Mombasa, Lilongwe and Blantyre. The carrier has been nominated 2006 ‘Airline of the year’ by the Tanzania Tourist Board in recognition of its fast growth and network expansion. The airline issued its first e-tickets in March this year thus becoming the fifth airline in Africa to successfully implement this latest technology. The airline is jointly owned by Kenya Airways (49% per cent of the shares) and a Tanzanian businessman, who controls the remaining shares.

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