Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is the national airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. The Company was established in 1977 following the dissolution of East African Airways and has been a member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) since its inception.

Following its establishment, ATCL has gone through a number changes in its structure and ownership as a result of the Government's efforts to ensure that the country owns a strong national airline. The changes include partial privatization of ATCL in 2002 when the Government reduced its shareholding to 51 percent and entered into a partnership with South African Airways (SAA). The partnership ended in 2006 when the Government repurchased SAA shares to recapture its 100% ownership of ATCL.

As the Government regained full ownership of ATCL, it invested heavily in the ATCL operations' systems to enable ATCL operate efficiently again. The Government efforts to rebuild ATCL, through various options, continued until 2016 when it decided to develop a specific program for revamping the ATCL. The ATCL revamping program included purchasing of six new aircraft between 2016 and 2018, payment of debts and provision of Startup capital, improvement and modernization of business systems.

The ATCL fleet improvement program included purchasing of six aircraft as follows: three Bombardier DASH8 Q400, two delivered in September 2016 and one in June 2017; two Airbus A220-300 and one Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered between May and December 2018. By July 2018, ATCL will be operating the fleet of seven aircraft as it has been operating one Bombardier DASH8 Q300 since 2011.
With improved fleet, ATCL is confident to regain its position as a serious competitor in the air transport market. The ongoing ATCL fleet and network expansion program include destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and US.

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 a vast experience in public project management, several courses in Contract Management, Procurement and Road construction & Maintenance Management.


Board Member

Dr. Mbura is a successful business and entrepreneurship academician with an excellent record in Managing businesses and entrepreneurial projects. Dr. 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

Dr. 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. Chimangu 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 Chimangu is a Tanroads Regional Manager – Dodoma.


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.


Board Member

Dr. Mgwatu is a Mechanical Engineer. He is currently the Chief Executive of Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency (TEMESA).
Dr. Mgwatu spent 16 years as academic staff in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Dar es Salaam raising to the position of Senior Lecturer. He also served as the Director of the University of Dar es Salaam Quality Assurance Bureau.


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.


Acting Company Secretary

Mr. J.J. Mrema is a State Attorney and Acting Company Secretary of the Air Tanzania Company Limited. He is a graduate of Bachelor of law (LL. B), Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Law school of Tanzania, Master of laws (International Trade and Finance Law)-LL.M. He has a vast experience of more than seven years in both theory and legal practice on the matters of land; criminal; tort; insurance; procurement; corporate; labor; civil; fair competition and other related legal issues. He is also a qualified Arbitrator after undergoing a comprehensive organized by National Construction Council (NCC) in corroboration with Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIarb).

Core Values

  • Customer focus;
  • Accountability;
  • Safe and Secure operations;
  • Team work;
  • Integrity; and
  • Professionalism.