The Tanzanian government has plans to team up with the China airline (CSIL) in a joint venture aimed at better managing Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL). It is suggested negotiations between the two governments are at an advanced stage: the second time for ATCL to go into partnership after a soured deal with South African Airways two years ago.
Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Infrastructure, Mohamed Missanga, said ATC had precious little option for its survival than entering into partnership with other airlines.
He said that government attempts at injecting some capital into ATC shortly after it parted ways with the South African Airways had done little to turn the airline around, saying it had since ‘failed to deliver’ on its earlier promises.
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Source: Daily News On Line