Precision Air will spend $5.5m to modernise its operations, it was disclosed yesterday.
The money will be used to build a hangar at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), a senior official of the airline said.
Chief Executive Officer Alphonce Kioko told reporters that the move follows a strategic plan to expand and modernize the airline's operations. “Our fleet is due early next year... so we have planned to build a hangar come next month,” he said.
Currently Precision Air uses a government-built hangar at the JNIA.
The company has four aircrafts – each with a capacity of carrying 70 passengers – according to the Head of Strategy of Commercial Operations, Patrick Ndekana.
He said the fifth aircraft, ATR 42 with a capacity of carrying 47 passengers, is expected to arrive in the country in January or February next year.
The airline expects several ATR aircrafts from French-Italian manufacturers in mid next year.
On December 6, flights to Kigoma and Tabora will be relaunched following maintenance of the aircrafts.