Friday, 23 January 2009

ATCL resumes flying today, says MD

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Mwanamkasi Jumbe and Mkinga Mkinga

Air Tanzania Company Limited will seek to consolidate its domestic operations in a short-term strategy aimed at keeping it afloat amid a serious cash flow crisis.

The airline's managing director, Mr David Mattaka, said yesterday that the national carrier, which resumes flying today after being suspended for almost two months, would suspend all its regional and international routes in a transition period expected to last until June.

It will also hire a consultant to study its staffing levels and advise on suitable restructuring for competitiveness. However, no immediate decisions had been made on retrenchment.

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