Arusha Airport

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Arusha Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Arusha  (Swahili)
Arusha Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Tanzania
Operator Tanzania Airports Authority
Location Arusha, Tanzania
Hub for Air Excel
Regional Air
Elevation AMSL 4,550 ft / 1,387 m
Coordinates 3°22′00″S 36°37′19″E / 3.36667°S 36.62194°E / -3.36667; 36.62194Coordinates: 3°22′00″S 36°37′19″E / 3.36667°S 36.62194°E / -3.36667; 36.62194
Map
ARK is located in Tanzania
ARK
ARK
Location of airport in Tanzania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,620 5,315 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers Decrease 142,224
Aircraft movements Decrease 20,692
Cargo (kg) Decrease 141,061
Sources: TAA[1] TCAA[2] GCM[3] Google Maps[4]
Departure/Check-in Area
Security Gate to Boarding Area

Arusha Airport (IATA: ARKICAO: HTAR) is an airport serving Arusha, the capital of the Arusha Region of Tanzania. The airport is currently undergoing an expansion, which includes a new apron and terminal building but not a runway extension.[5]

The Arusha non-directional beacon (Ident: AR) is located at the west end of the field.[6][7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
As Salaam Air Zanzibar
Coastal Aviation Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Kigali, Mafia Island, Manyara, Mikumi, Mwanza, Pemba Island, Ruaha, Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Seronera, Tanga, Tarangire National Park, Zanzibar
Precision Air Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
Regional Air Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Zanzibar
Tropical Air Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
ZanAir Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Pemba Island, Zanzibar

Statistics[edit]

Year Passengers Aircraft movements Cargo (kg)
2010 154,174 Increase20.5% 19,460 Increase15.5% 812,930 Increase6.69%
2011 112,433 Decrease-37.1% 21,306 Increase8.66% 41,238 Decrease-1871%
2012 162,268 Increase30.7% 22,690 Increase6.10% 192,725 Increase78.6%
2013 187,911 Increase13.7% 23,868 Increase4.94% 212,760 Increase9.42%
2014 179,511 Decrease-4.68% 23,904 Increase0.15% 148,390 Decrease-43.4%
2015 142,224 Decrease-26.2% 20,692 Decrease-15.5% 141,061 Decrease-5.20%
Source: Tanzania Airports Authority[8]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 18 December 2013, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 (ET-AQW) flight from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro International Airport made an unscheduled landing at the airport after it failed to land at its destination.[9] The runway is shorter than the 767 is normally able to operate from. Consequently, it overran the end of the runway which resulted in the airport being closed for a short time.[10] A few days later it was flown [11][12] empty to Kilimanjaro International Airport.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tanzania airport traffic statistics until 2015". taa.go.tz. Tanzania Airport Authority. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "List of Aerodromes in Tanzania" (PDF). Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Airport information for ARK at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Google Maps - Arusha
  5. ^ "New Apron, Terminal Building for Arusha Airport". Arusha Times. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Arusha NDB
  7. ^ SkyVector Aeronautical Charts
  8. ^ "TAA traffic consolidated statistics". taa.go.tz. Tanzania Airport Authority. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET-815 of 18 December 2013" (Press release). 18 December 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  10. ^ THOME, WOLFGANG H. (18 December 2013). "ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES IN UNSCHEDULED LANDING AT ARUSHA MUNICIPAL FIELD". eturbonews.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yr8C9tKvyw
  12. ^ Ethiopian B767 taking off
  13. ^ Stranded Ethiopian 767

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