Air Tanzania Corporation (ATC), the Tanzanian flag carrier was established in March 1977 after the collapse of the East African Airways.

Since its establishment in 1977, the Government of Tanzania (GoT) has undertaken a number of structural changes of ATC with the view of enhancing its performance. Notably in 2002, ATC was dissolved by an Act of Parliament. Subsequently Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) was established following the privatization of the defunct ATC on 02nd December 2002. The privatization was in the form of a Shareholders Agreement between South African Airways (Proprietary) Limited (SAA) and the Government of Tanzania, in which SAA acquired 49% stake in the new airline and became strategic equity partner of the GoT which held a 51% stake in the company.

The partnership did not perform to the expectations of the government of Tanzania (GoT) as a result on 31st August 2006, an agreement was reached to dissolve the Shareholders Agreement between SAA and Government of Tanzania. Therefore, the Government of Tanzania became the sole shareholder and from 2016, the Government of Tanzania, decided to revamp the airline by purchasing new modern aircrafts, appointing the new board of directors and management team who recruited professionals and well skilled people

Air Tanzania Company Limited(ATCL) is now owning eleven new modern aircrafts, of which eight aircrafts joined the fleet within three years. Currently ATCL is operating, four-(Dash8-Q400), two Airbus(A220-300) and two Boeings-(B787-800) Dreamliner together with Dash8-Q300 which has been there before owning a new fleet. The three aircrafts will be joining the fleet within twelve months. The three aircrafts expected are one Q-400 and two Airbus-A220-300.The Government is expecting to purchase five more aircrafts within five years from 2021 including one freight cargo. ATCL currently operates more than 10 domestic destinations from Dar es Salaam hub, namely: Dodoma, Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Mpanda, Geita, Mbeya, Mtwara, Mwanza, Bukoba, Songea, Tabora, Arusha and Zanzibar. And regionally and intercontinental, ATCL operates to Mumbai (India) Hahaya (Comoros), Lusaka (Zambia), Harare (Zimbabwe), Bujumbura (Burundi), Entebbe (Uganda). Soon we will be adding Lubumbashi (DRC), Johannesburg (South Africa), Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Nairobi(Kenya), London (United Kingdom) etc. ATCL is IOSA certified and member of IATA and AFRAA.

Mission and Vision


To be the airline of choice that exceeds customers’ expectations.


To our passengers:

To provide reliable, safe and sustainable high quality airline services globally.

To our employees:

To provide a working environment for our employees to excel through constant training & development and supported by an effective reward and recognition program.

  Board Members

Board Chairperson

Engineer Emmanuel Korosso is a Construction Engineer by profession with vast a experience in public project management, several courses in Contract Management, Procurement and Road construction &  Maintenance Management.


Board Member

Dr. Omary Mbura is a successful business and entrepreneurship academician with an excellent record in Managing businesses and entrepreneurial projects. Dr. Omary Mbura provides consultancy services to various institutions from Telecommunication Companies, Academic Institutions, MFIs, International Projects and he’s part of Air Tanzania success story.


Board Member

Prof. Neema Mori, is a Researcher and Academician on International Business majoring on Corporate governance and Boards of Micro finance Institutions. She is a member of University of Dar es Salaam Academic Staff Assembly (UDASA), Centre for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance (CERSEM), European Microfinance Research Network (EMRN). She has over ten years of experience in consulting in areas of corporate finance, small business finance, corporate governance, microfinance and entrepreneurship.


Board Member

Mr. Leonard Chimagu is an expertise in Industrial and Engineering expert. Well experienced in project identification, selection and management, environmental impact assessment, traffic safety and quality control.
Currently, Mr. Leonard Chimagu is a Tanroads Regional Manager – Dodoma.

Board Member

Mr. Simon Said Nkanyemka, is a master’s degree holder in commercial and corporate laws and a graduate of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B). He is a registered Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and subordinate courts thereto save for primary courts. He has vast experience in various legal matters including legislative drafting, litigation, contracts and negotiation skills.

Currently, Mr. Simon is a Director of Legal Services at Ministry of Water.


Board Member

Ibrahim Ally Mussa, is a master’s degree holder in International Tourism Management graduated at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom. Mr Mussa is well experienced in the Tourism sector.
Mr. Mussa has worked in various positions and capacities in Tanzania.


Company MD & CEO

Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, is a master’s degree holder in Telecommunication Engineering and MBA degree in International Business. Currently, he works with Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) as Managing Director and CEO of Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL). Prior to joining the ATCL, he was the CEO of the EGNOS Africa Joint Programme Office (JPO), a regional structure created to coordinate the deployment of the European Union GNSS/EGNOS services in Africa with its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal. He also served various aviation industry related to Management and Functional positions at the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and in Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. He is a well-known in aviation professional through his participation in EAC, SADC, COMESA, AFCAC, AU, USA, EU, and ICAO aviation related programmes.

Company Secretary

John Nzunda is the Head of Legal and Company Secretary of the Air Tanzania Company Limited. He is a graduate from university of Dar es Salaam with a Bachelor and master Degree of law major in International Business, Finance and Investment Laws. He has worked for about thirteen years as a legal practitioner in the public sector and has vast experience in Labour laws, contract negotiation and management, Litigation, Board secretarial services, dispute resolution, industrial relations as well as a wide array of management issues.