Arusha Airport

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Arusha Airport

Uwanja wa Ndege wa Arusha  (Swahili)
Arusha Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Tanzania
OperatorTanzania Airports Authority
LocationArusha, Tanzania
Hub forAir Excel
Regional Air
Elevation AMSL4,550 ft / 1,387 m
Coordinates3°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
ARK is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,620 5,315 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
PassengersDecrease 142,224
Aircraft movementsDecrease 20,692
Cargo (kg)Decrease 141,061
Sources: TAA[1] TCAA[2] GCM[3] Google Maps[4]
The departure and passenger check-in and boarding area.
The security gate to the passenger boarding area.

Arusha Airport (IATA: ARK, ICAO: 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.[5]

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

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Arusha airport is served by six airlines at the moment. Table below as follows:

As Salaam Air Zanzibar
Coastal Aviation Dar es Salaam, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mafia Island, Manyara, Mikumi, Mwanza, Pemba Island, Ruaha, Selous, Serengeti, Tanga, Tarangire, 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


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] no ils approach might have been a clue, as well as dme to JRO

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tanzania airport traffic statistics until 2015". Tanzania Airport Authority. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "List of Aerodromes in Tanzania" (PDF). Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2013. 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 (AR) @ OurAirports". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  7. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  8. ^ "TAA traffic consolidated statistics". Tanzania Airport Authority. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. 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.
  11. ^ jitu korofi (2013-12-20), bad ass pilot took off 767 with less than a kilometer, retrieved 2018-08-28
  12. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  13. ^ "VIDEO: Stranded Ethiopian 767 extracted from Arusha". 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2018-08-28.

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