Flying with experience and expertise since 1969

The Company

TANZANAIR was formed in 1969 and pioneered aviation throughout Tanzania. Today it continues to live up to its slogan as the“Complete Aviation Company”. It was founded by Dinos J Samaras who managed the Company until he passed away in April 2010. It is now headed by his son John Samaras who was his deputy since 1983.


With 54 years’ experience, TANZANAIR offers tailor made air travel to suit the needs of its customers. With a modern fleet of twin and single engine Cessna and Beechcraft turbine aircraft, TANZANAIR’s well established reputation leads the way in air charter services throughout the region.


TANZANAIR operates out of  its own purpose built Passenger Terminal located between Terminal I and II  at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.  The passenger lounge is adjacent to the two hangars. It is housed within a secure wall enclosed compound with ample parking facilities.


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The Terminal offers two comfortable air conditioned lounges, rest rooms, wireless internet and telephone.  Light refreshments and current periodicals are also available.  Aircraft are parked just outside the Terminal Lounge ready for immediate boarding and departure.


TANZANAIR also has a fully-fledged maintenance facility where it carries out maintenance on its own fleet as well as that of other operators. Our team of Engineers are well qualified and highly experienced and receive regular training to ensure that aircraft are maintained as per the manufacturers’ programs to the highest possible standards. All requisite tooling and equipment are available for work undertaken.


TANZANAIR is an approved maintenance organisation (AMO) certified by  the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority and the Comoros Civil Aviation Authority.