Pemba Airport (Tanzania)

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Not to be confused with Pemba Airport (Mozambique).
Pemba / Karume Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Pemba  (Swahili)
Karume Airport.jpg
WMO: 63845
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Zanzibar
Operator Zanzibar Airports Authority
Serves Chake-Chake
Location Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Elevation AMSL 80 ft / 24 m
Coordinates 05°15′30″S 39°48′40″E / 5.25833°S 39.81111°E / -5.25833; 39.81111Coordinates: 05°15′30″S 39°48′40″E / 5.25833°S 39.81111°E / -5.25833; 39.81111
PMA is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,517 4,977 Asphalt

Pemba Airport (IATA: PMAICAO: HTPE) is an airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Pemba Island. It is also known as Karume Airport and Wawi Airport. It is located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of Chake-Chake, the capital of the island. The Zanzibar government is looking into the possibility of renaming the airport to Thabit Kombo Jecha in recognition of his role in the Zanzibar Revolution.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Auric Air Dar es salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mwanza
Coastal Aviation Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa, Tanga, Zanzibar[2]
Tropical Air Zanzibar
ZanAir Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

  • On 24 January 2014, a ZanAir LET-410 skidded off the runway on landing and impacted a group of bushes, causing substantial damage. There were no reported injuries, and the cause was determined to be a brake failure.[3]


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