1-Mar-2011 12:37 PM

Air Tanzania sued in America and South Africa

Air Tanzania Company Ltd is facing legal suits in the US and South Africa after failing to to settle its debt amounting to USD5.9 million to Celtic Capital Air Corp and South African Airways (eTN, 25-Feb-2011). Celtic Capital Air Corp is claiming USD1.7 million, while SAA is claiming a total of USD4.2 million, basing their claims on contract breaching by Air Tanzania. Celtic Capital Air Corp had leased two B737-200 aircraft to ATCL, but the carrier stopped operating them.