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 of 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.

ATCL now has a total of eight aircrafts in its fleet; Four Dash 8-Q400, two Airbus A220-300 and two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. There are plans to integrate the Dash 8-Q300 that is in maintenance into the current fleet taking the total to 9 aircrafts by June 2020. An additional Dash 8-Q400 is expected to be delivered in June 2020 and two more Airbus A220-300 are expected to be delivered by July 2021 taking the total number of aircrafts to twelve.
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 more destinations in Africa and Asia and new destination in Europe 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 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.