Pemba Airport (Tanzania)
|Pemba / Karume Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Pemba (Swahili)
|IATA: PMA – ICAO: HTPE
– WMO: 63845
|Owner||Government of Zanzibar|
|Operator||Zanzibar Airports Authority|
|Location||Pemba Island, Zanzibar|
|Elevation AMSL||80 ft / 24 m|
Pemba Airport (IATA: PMA, ICAO: HTPE) is an airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Pemba Island. It is also known as Karume Airport and Wawi Airport. It is located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of Chake-Chake, the capital of the island. The Zanzibar government is looking into the possibility of renaming the airport to Thabit Kombo Jecha in recognition of his role in the Zanzibar Revolution.
Airlines and destinations
|Auric Air||Dar es salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mwanza|
|Coastal Aviation||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa, Tanga, Zanzibar|
|ZanAir||Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar|
Accidents and Incidents
- On 24 January 2014, a ZanAir LET-410 skidded off the runway on landing and impacted a group of bushes, causing substantial damage. There were no reported injuries, and the cause was determined to be a brake failure.
- "Zanzibar airports authority to improve services". Daily News, Tanzania. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
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