Mtwara Airport

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Mtwara Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Mtwara  (Swahili)
Mtwara Airport.jpg
WMO: 63971
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Tanzania
Operator Tanzania Airports Authority
Location Mtwara, Tanzania
Elevation AMSL 371 ft / 113 m
Coordinates 10°20′10″S 40°10′55″E / 10.33611°S 40.18194°E / -10.33611; 40.18194Coordinates: 10°20′10″S 40°10′55″E / 10.33611°S 40.18194°E / -10.33611; 40.18194
MYW is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,260 7,415 Asphalt
08/26 1,173 3,848 Gravel
Statistics (2015)
Passengers Decrease 33,330
Aircraft movements Decrease 1,538
Cargo (kg) Decrease 16,397
Sources: TCAA[1] GCM[2] Google Maps[3]

Mtwara Airport (IATA: MYWICAO: HTMT) is an airport in southern Tanzania serving the town of Mtwara. It is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) south of the town.

The Mtwara non-directional beacon (Ident: MT) is located on the field.[4][5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam
Precision Air Dar es Salaam
Tropical Air Dar es Salaam

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 27 August 1975: Douglas C-47B 5Y-AAF of East African Airways was damaged beyond economic repair in a landing accident. The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight. All 19 people on board survived.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tanzania airport traffic statistics until 2015". Tanzania Airport Authority. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Airport information for MYW at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Google Maps - Mtwara
  4. ^ Mtwara NDB
  5. ^ SkyVector Aeronautical Charts
  6. ^ "5Y-AAF Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 

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