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Air Tanzania - Wings of The Kilimanjaro

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Air Tanzania Company Ltd (ATCL) "Wings of Kilimanjaro" was relaunched in September 2007 after the dissulution of the partnership with South African Airways (SAA). The "new" airlines inagural flight went to Mwanza from Dar es Salaam via Kilimanjaro. The introduction of the airline's new logo bears the image of the national symbol, "The Giraffe", to replace the SAA flag symbol. The "new" aircraft in the fleet, the Airbus A320 was leased from Wallis Trading Company on a two years contract.

In February 2008, the carrier acquired two Dash Bombardier DHC 8-311, 5H-MWG and 5H-MWF from NAC, Nordic Aviation Conractor A/S. 

During October ATCL replaced the Airbus A320 on the Dar es Salaam - Moroni, Comoros Islands route by Dash-8-311Q aircrafts.

Later in the same month, TAC decided to volontarily resign from IATA membership in order to preserve its status while preparing for the 105A audit which is a prerequisite for all member airlines. The company was granted the Air Operator Certificate by TCAA two weeks later and was in a process to return to IATA.

In early 2010 , ATCL signed a 18 month contract with the lessor for operating the remaining B737-200 5H-MVZ. The government of Tanzania took the decision to invite more international firms to vie for a stake in Air Tanzania even though the government enters the final stages of a two-year discussions with China Sonangol Internationl Holdings Ltd. Five firms based in the US, the UK and the United Arab Emirates have also shown interests in running the airline.