The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Precision Air Buys Extra Planes to Boost Service

Precision Air has announced that it will add five new aircrafts of ATR 42-600 series to its fleet as a part of a 3 year fleet expansion program.

The fleet expansion will cost the company around USD 95 million with the first delivery to be made this year. The rest are targeted to arrive in the second half of 2013 with the final delivery of ATR 72-600 expected in 2014.

"Expanding our fleet means our customers will enjoy more efficiency and better services from us", the Precision Air Group Manager Alfonse Kioko said.

The new aircrafts will enable the airline to expand its dominant presence in Tanzania and beyond with the airline eyeing the fast growing Mtwara city ,Mbeya after is airport is opened next year and Bukoba and Kigoma whose runways are being renovated.

Harare and Lilongwe are on Precision list for next year adding to its destinations aimed to reach 20 next year.

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