Mtwara Airport

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Mtwara Airport

Uwanja wa Ndege wa Mtwara  (Swahili)
Mtwara Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Tanzania
OperatorTanzania Airports Authority
LocationMtwara, Tanzania
Focus city forMtwara
Elevation AMSL371 ft / 113 m
Coordinates10°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 2,259 7,411 Asphalt
08/26 1,173 3,848 Gravel
Statistics (2015)
PassengersDecrease 33,330
Aircraft movementsDecrease 1,538
Cargo (kg)Decrease 16,397
Sources: TCAA[1]

Mtwara Airport (IATA: MYW, ICAO: HTMT) is an airport in southern Tanzania serving the town of Mtwara.[2]


The airport is located in Mtwara Region, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), by road, south of the town of Mtwara.[3] This is about 568 kilometres (353 mi), by road and 400 kilometres (249 mi), by air, south of Julius Nyerere International Airport, the largest airport in Tanzania.[4] The coordinates of Mtwara Airport are 10°20'10.0"S, 40°10'55.0"E (Latitude:-10.336111; Longitude:40.181944).[5]


The Mtwara non-directional beacon (Ident: MT) is located on the field.[6][7] The airport lies at an average elevation of 371 feet (113 m) above sea level.[8] The airport has two runways, the longest of which is asphalt surfaced and measures 7,410 feet (2,259 m) long and 98 feet (30 m) wide.[8]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Tanzania Dar es Salaam[9]
Precision 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.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ TAA (2015). "Tanzania airport traffic statistics until 2015". Dar es Salaam: Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA). Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ Centre for Aviation (20 September 2016). "Mtwara Airport, Tanzania: Profile". (Centre for Aviation). Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ (20 September 2016). "Distance between Mtwara Post Office, Mtwara, Mtwara Region, Tanzania and Mtwara Airport, Mtwara, Mtwara Region, Tanzania". Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ (20 September 2016). "Distance between Julius Nyerere International Airport, Julius K. Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Mtwara Airport, Mtwara, Mtwara Region, Tanzania". Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ Google (20 September 2016). "Location of Mtwara Airport, Mtwara Region, Tanzania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Mtwara NDB (MT) @ OurAirports". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  7. ^ "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  8. ^ a b Great Circle Mapper (20 September 2016). "Detailed Information About Mtwara Airport". (Great Circle Mapper). Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  9. ^
  10. ^ "5Y-AAF Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 21 August 2010.

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