Air Tanzania, the flag-carrier of Tanzania has suspended all flights, after the airline cancelled the joint venture agreement with Aerovista. All passengers were rebooked.
Air Tanzania had and has huge problems within the recent years and have been grounded in 2008 due safety reasons. The airline commenced the operations again, but in early 2011 the airline suspended the remaining operations, after the last Q300 was withdrawn for extensive maintenance. In the same year, Air Tanzania was in discussions with Air Zimbabwe to cooperate, but finallly, the idea was dropped. By the end of 2011 the airline resumed operations with one Q300, while the other two Q300 in the fleet were phased out.
On 24th March 2012 Air Tanzania signed an joint venture agreement with the Dubai-based ACMI-carrier Aerovista. Air Tanzania leased one Aerovista Boeing 737-400 and in future, Aerovista would be in charge for pilot and cabin training. Aerovista also started to work closely with Air Tanzania to improve the commercial results of the airline and extend the network. Furthermore Aerovista began to advance the maintenance.
The Boeing 737-500 4J-AJB with 108 seats was delivered to Air Tanzania in May 2012.
Now Air Tanzania has returned the Boeing 737-500 to Aerovista and has cancelled the joint venture agreement with the airline. The Q300 5H-MWF is currently stored, so the airline has no active aircraft. Therefore Air Tanzania has suspended all operations and reebooked all passengers to other airline. The state-owned airline want´s to resume operations with the Q300.