Tuesday, March 19, 2013

■ TANZANIA: TCAA opens airport ground-handling sector up to more players.

Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority logoFollowing a meeting of the Board of Directors in late February, the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority has reviewed and adjusted 2009 legislation governing the liberalisation of ground handling services, including aviation fuelling, in Tanzania. The changes affect airports in Dar Es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Arusha.

According to the review, Dar Es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport will have provision for five (5) Aviation fuel service providers.
"However, the Board  noted that although two (2) third party ground handling companies were authorised in 2009 at  Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA),  the second  third party ground handling company has not yet been concessioned.  It is therefore the expectation of the Board that the second independent ground handler will come on board before the end of 2013."

The Revision of Ground Handling Services in Tanzania
The Revision of Ground Handling Services in Tanzania (TCAA)
Both Zanzibar's Abeid Amani Karume International Airport and Kilimanjaro International will have provision for a second Passenger & Cargo Ground Handler and a third Aviation Fuel Service provider.

Arusha Airport now has provision for a second Aviation Fuel Service provider.