Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is the flag carrier airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. It was established as Air Tanzania Corporation (ATC) in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways. The airline was wholly owned by the Tanzanian Government until 2002 when it was partially privatised. The government reduced its shareholding to 51% and entered into a partnership with South African Airways. The partnership lasted for about four years. The government repurchased the shares in 2006 and it is once again a wholly owned government company. Over the years, it has served a variety of domestic, regional, and intercontinental destinations.