Precision Air is an airline based in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. It operates scheduled air services for tourists and business traffic between Dar Es Salaam and 12 airports in Tanzania, together with flights to neighboring Kenya and Uganda. Its main base is Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam with hubs at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha Airport and Mwanza Airport.
Precision Air was established in 1991
and started operations in 1994
. It began as a crop sprayer, but expanded to serve the growing tourist market. Scheduled services started in November 1999
in collaboration with Air Tanzania
. Originally the airline was privately owned, but Kenya Airways
acquired a 49% stake for USD 2 million weeks after its rival, South African Airways
' acquisition of 49% stake in Air Tanzania
.The remaining 51% was retained by Michael Ngaleku Shirima.
Precision Air operates the following services (at January 2005):
- Domestic scheduled destinations: Bukoba, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Lindi, Musoma, Mtwara, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Tabora and Zanzibar Airport.
- International scheduled destinations: Mombasa, Nairobi in Kenya,Entebbe in Uganda, Pemba in Mozambique and Luanda in Angola.
The Precision Air fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 12 September 2008