Mwanza International Airport (IATA: MWZ, ICAO: HTMW) is a major regional airport in northern Tanzania serving the city of Mwanza. It is located near the shores of Lake Victoria about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the city. It serves as the main hub for Auric Air and a secondary hub for Precision Air.
A passenger lounge is under construction and will have a capacity of 1 million passengers annually. It was envisaged to be operational by September 2014. Construction stalled after the Tanzanian government failed to make payments to the Chinese contractor, Beijing Construction Engineering Group and in December, 2014 construction was due to be completed by October, 2015 assuming that funds would be available.
On 1 March 2010, Air Tanzania Flight 100, operated by Boeing 737-200 5H-MVZ sustained substantial damage when it departed the runway on landing and the nosewheel collapsed. Damage was also caused to an engine.