Swissport to handle Air Tanzania's hub operation in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle its entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for airport ground services, air cargo handling and aviation security.

Swissport, a leader in air cargo handling, has been awarded a contract for hub management services for Air Tanzania, the national carrier of the East African country. Starting this month at the airports of Dar es Salaam (DAR) and Kilimanjaro (JRO), Swissport will provide passenger, aircraft movement, cargo loading and aviation security services for 21 flights daily.

“We are delighted that Air Tanzania has chosen to rely on Swissport’s high quality, reliable and efficient operational services at its hub airports in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro,” says Jeroen de Clercq, head of Sub-Sahara and Israel, at Swissport International. “With their fast-growing fleet of modern aircraft, Air Tanzania is the undisputed leader in the Tanzanian aviation market and we are excited to support them.”

Swissport staff will be servicing Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Airbus A220s and Bombardier Q400 aircraft for Air Tanzania, which the carrier operates to ten Tanzanian and six international destinations.