Mpanda Airport

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Mpanda Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Mpanda  (Swahili)
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Tanzania
Operator Tanzania Airports Authority
Location Mpanda, Tanzania
Elevation AMSL 3,565 ft / 1,087 m
Coordinates 6°21′20″S 31°4′50″E / 6.35556°S 31.08056°E / -6.35556; 31.08056Coordinates: 6°21′20″S 31°4′50″E / 6.35556°S 31.08056°E / -6.35556; 31.08056
Map
HTMP is located in Tanzania
HTMP
HTMP
Location of airport in Tanzania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,005 6,578 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] TCAA[2] Google Maps[3]

Mpanda Airport (ICAO: HTMP) is an airport in western Tanzania serving the town of Mpanda and the surrounding Katavi Region. It is on the southeastern side of the town. The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR helped the Government of Tanzania to finance the upgrade of the airstrip into an airport as a gesture of its appreciation for hosting Burundian refugees for more than 30 years.[4][5]

The airport was officially opened by the Tanzanian Vice President Mohamed Gharib Bilal on 24 November 2012.[6] The airport will help improve access to the Katavi National Park.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Auric Air Kigoma, Mwanza

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for HTMP at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "List of Aerodromes in Tanzania" (PDF). Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Google Maps - Mpanda
  4. ^ "Mpanda Airport ready by mid next year". Daily News (Tanzania). 22 December 2010. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pinda inaugurates Mpanda airport". Daily News (Tanzania). 22 December 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vice President opens Mpanda Airport". Daily News (Tanzania). 25 November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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