Air Tanzania maiden China flight postponed due to coronavirus


Tanzania’s national carrier will postpone its maiden flights from Dar es Salaam to China, citing concerns over the spread of a coronavirus that killed 133 people.

State-run Air Tanzania planned to begin charter flights to China next month ahead of the launch of scheduled direct flights to the key Asian tourist market.

“We have a permit to begin scheduled flights to China,” Air Tanzania managing director Ladislaus Matindi told Reuters.

“We now have to take the necessary precautions. We will decide when to launch our first flights to China after taking into consideration key issues to safeguard our passengers.”