Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

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Abeid Amani Karume
International Airport
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, 2013.jpg
IATA: ZNZICAO: HTZA
WMO: 63870
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Zanzibar
Operator Zanzibar Airports Authority
Serves Zanzibar City
Location Unguja Island, Zanzibar
Hub for ZanAir
Elevation AMSL 54 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 06°13′19.56″S 39°13′29.57″E / 6.2221000°S 39.2248806°E / -6.2221000; 39.2248806Coordinates: 06°13′19.56″S 39°13′29.57″E / 6.2221000°S 39.2248806°E / -6.2221000; 39.2248806
Map
ZNZ is located in Tanzania
ZNZ
ZNZ
Location of airport in Tanzania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 3,007 9,865 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers Increase 934,337
Aircraft movements Increase 50,672
Metric kg of cargo Increase 1,735
Source: TAA[1]

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (IATA: ZNZICAO: HTZA) (Swahili: Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Abeid Amani Karume) is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar, and has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

It was previously known as Kisauni Airport and Zanzibar International Airport. It was renamed in 2010 in honour of Abeid Amani Karume, the island's first president.

Terminals[edit]

Terminal 1[edit]

Terminal 1 is active for all landing aircraft. A new shelter on the entrance of the airport has been put in place.[citation needed]

Terminal 2[edit]

Construction of the second terminal started in January 2011 by the Chinese Beijing Construction Engineering Group. A new apron of 100,000 square metres (1,100,000 sq ft) will replace the existing 21,000 square metres (230,000 sq ft). The project is estimated to cost about US$70.4 million. On completion, it will have the capacity to serve up to 1.5 million passengers per year.[2] The new terminal was expected to be operational in 2014, but construction work was still ongoing in August 2015. Once completed, terminal 1 will become the domestic flight terminal.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Old Terminal Building
Aerial view.
On approach to the airport.

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alitalia Seasonal charter: Rome–Fiumicino
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Coastal Aviation Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa Masoko, Mafia Island, Manyara, Mwanza, Pemba Island, Serengeti, Tanga
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam
Fastjet Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo
Fly540 Mombasa, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
flydubai Dubai–International
Flightlink Limited Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Arusha, Serengeti
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin
Meridiana Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Mombasa
Neos Seasonal: Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino
Seasonal charter: Bologna Verona
Oman Air Muscat
Precision Air Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Qatar Airways Doha1
Regional Air Services Arusha
Sun d'Or Seasonal: Tel Aviv (begins 31 October 2016)[3]
Travel Service Airlines Seasonal charter: Katowice, Prague, Warsaw–Chopin
Tropical Air Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Pemba Island
TUI Airlines Netherlands Charter: Amsterdam
ZanAir Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Pemba Island, Saadani, Selous

Note:

1: Qatar Airways' inbound flights from Doha to Zanzibar make a stop in Kilimanjaro. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Astral Aviation Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
Kenya Airways Cargo Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Mombasa

Statistics[edit]

  • Number of flights handled (2005): 14,302[4]
  • Passenger Traffic (2005): 418,814[4]
  • Cargo handled (2005): 566 tons[4]

Incidents[edit]

A Eurofly Airbus A330-200 had a winglet severely damaged by Precision Air ATR 5H-PWC which was taxiing. The tailfin of the ATR impacted the right-hand wingtip of the Eurofly Airbus. It is not known whether the ATR received bad marshaling instruction which led to the collision. The parking situation in Zanzibar has been extremely chaotic in recent times. The matter will now be investigated by the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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