Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

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Abeid Amani Karume
International Airport
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 2013.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Zanzibar
OperatorZanzibar Airports Authority
ServesZanzibar City
LocationUnguja Island, Zanzibar
Hub forZanAir
Elevation AMSL54 ft / 16 m
Coordinates6°13′20″S 39°13′30″E / 6.22222°S 39.22500°E / -6.22222; 39.22500Coordinates: 6°13′20″S 39°13′30″E / 6.22222°S 39.22500°E / -6.22222; 39.22500
ZNZ is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
ZNZ is located in Africa
ZNZ (Africa)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,007 9,865 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
PassengersIncrease 934,337
Aircraft movementsIncrease 50,672
Metric kg of cargoIncrease 1,735
Source: TAA[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (IATA: ZNZ, ICAO: HTZA) (Swahili: Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Abeid Amani Karume) is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar, and has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

It was previously known as Kisauni Airport and Zanzibar International Airport. It was renamed in 2010 in honour of Abeid Amani Karume, the island's first president.

South approach and departures are over the water.[3] The Zanzibar VOR-DME (Ident: ZV) is located 0.4 nautical miles (741 m) off the south end of the runway. The Zanzibar non-directional beacon (Ident: ZZ) is located on the field.[4][5]


Terminal 1[edit]

Terminal 1 is active for all landing aircraft. A new shelter on the entrance of the airport has been put in place.[citation needed]

Terminal 2[edit]

Construction of the second terminal started in January 2011 by the Chinese Beijing Construction Engineering Group. A new apron of 100,000 square metres (1,100,000 sq ft) will replace the existing 21,000 square metres (230,000 sq ft). The project is estimated to cost about US$70.4 million. On completion, it will have the capacity to serve up to 1.5 million passengers per year.[6] The new terminal was expected to be operational in 2014, but construction work is still ongoing as of July 2018. Once completed, terminal 1 will become the domestic flight terminal.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The old terminal building
An aerial view of Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
On approach to the airport


The following passenger airlines operate at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

Air Italy Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa (resumes 30 October 2019)[7]
Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
As Salaam Air Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Tanga
Blue Panorama Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino
Coastal Aviation Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa Masoko, Mafia Island, Manyara, Mwanza, Pemba Island, Serengeti, Tanga
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam
Fly540 Mombasa, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
flydubai Dubai–International
Flightlink Limited Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Serengeti
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Malawian Airlines Lilongwe[8]
Mango Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo[9]
Neos Seasonal: Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona1[10]
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Oman Air Dar es Salaam,[11] Muscat
Precision Air Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Pemba Island
Qatar Airways Doha
Regional Air Services Arusha
Smartwings Seasonal charter: Katowice, Prague, Warsaw–Chopin
Tropical Air Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Pemba Island
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam (resumes 7 November 2019)[12]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
ZanAir Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Saadani, Selous

1: Neos' outbound flights from Zanzibar to Verona make a stop in Mombasa. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Zanzibar and Mombasa.

2: Turkish Airlines' inbound flights from Istanbul to Zanzibar make a stop in Kilimanjaro. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.


Astral Aviation Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Kenya Airways Cargo Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Mombasa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS STATISTICS ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2014". Tanzania Airport Authority. Tanzania Airport Authority. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  2. ^ Airport information for Abeid Amani Karume International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ a b "Zanzibar Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  4. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". skyvector.com. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Zanzibar NDB (ZZ) @ OurAirports". ourairports.com. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Zanzibar forms Airports Authority, modernises aviation infrastructure". Business Times (Tanzania). Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  7. ^ https://press.airitaly.com/air-italy-on-sale-the-winter-season-201920-schedule/
  8. ^ "Malawian Airlines schedules new NS17 routes". Airlineroute. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Mango Airlines - Affordable South African Domestic Flights". Mango Airlines - Affordable South African Domestic Flights.
  10. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Neos adds Verona - East Africa service from Dec 2017".
  11. ^ "Oman Air S17 changes as of 09MAR17; Singapore suspensions". Routesonline. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285643/tuifly-netherlands-resumes-zanzibar-mombasa-service-in-nw19/

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