Air Tanzania Airbus A220 Impounded In Johannesburg
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August 25, 2019 - by
Air Tanzania is a fascinating little airline. Up until about a year ago they had a single regional jet and four turboprops. However, in the past year they've taken delivery of one Boeing 787-8 and two Airbus A220-300s. With these planes they've launched flights to Johannesburg and Mumbai, in June and July of 2019, respectively.
Doing some further digging, it appears that through September 2, 2019, Air Tanzania has removed all inventory from their Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg flight. So, what's going on?
Air Tanzania's A220 was allegedly impounded at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport yesterday.
The plane with the registration code 5H-TCH operated the flight to Johannesburg (TC208), but didn't operate the return flight (TC209).
It's being reported that the aircraft has been impounded over an unpaid loan of about 4.1 million USD by Air Tanzania to South African Airways. Apparently this dates back to the time when Air Tanzania had entered into a partnership with South African Airways.
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