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Zanzibar Airport

Zanzibar International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Location Zanzibar, Tanzania
Elevation AMSL 54 ft / 16 m
Coordinates 06°13′19″S 039°13′29″E / 6.22194°S 39.22472°E / -6.22194; 39.22472
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,462 8,077 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Zanzibar International Airport (IATA: ZNZ, ICAO: HTZA), also named Kisauni Airport, is the only airport on the island of Unguja, which together with Pemba Island forms the archipelago of Zanzibar, part of the United Republic of Tanzania. The airport is located approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Stone Town.

The airport is currently served on a daily basis from all major East African airports such as Kilimanjaro Airport, Nairobi Airport, Arusha Airport, Mombasa airport and Dar es Salaam Airport by airlines such as Air Tanzania, Kenya Airways and Precision Air.

South African Airlines currently serves Zanzibar on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Johannesburg. Air Uganda has twice weekly direct flights between Entebbe International Airport and Zanzibar on Mondays and Fridays.

There are also a couple of holiday charters such as Air Italy offering direct flights from destinations such as Milan, Rome, Verona and Luxor or Condor from Frankfurt via Mombasa.

The airport is open 24 hours a day and also hosts a cafeteria and several snack and souvenir shops.


The airport resides at an elevation of 54 feet (16 m) . It has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,462 by 45 metres (8,077 × 148 ft). Geographical co-ordinates : 061 307.51S – 039 1328.39E Airport Elevation 54FT AMSL : above mean sea level

Runway Designation:18 / 36

Runway Length : 2.462 metres tarmac / Width: 45 metres

Taxiway Bearing Strength Tarmac A (23 metres width) - PCN 31/F/A/W/T

Taxiway Bearing Strength Tarmac B (45 metres width) - PCN 42/F/A/W/T

Taxiway Bearing Strength Tarmac C (23 metres width) - PCN 31/F/A/W/T

Apron Tarmac Bearing strength PCN 42/F/A/W/T


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

Airlines and destinations

On approach to Zanzibar International Airport
On approach to Zanzibar International Airport

Kenya Airways 737-200 at Zanzibar Airport
Kenya Airways 737-200 at Zanzibar Airport
Airlines Destinations
1Time Johannesburg
Air Uganda Entebbe, Juba, Nairobi
Bankair Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba
Coastal Aviation Dar es Salaam
Condor Frankfurt
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Fly540 Mombasa, Nairobi
Jetairfly Brussels, Mombasa
Kenya Airways Nairobi
Livingston Energy Flight Milan-Malpensa
Neos Milan-Malpensa
Precision Air Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi
ZanAir Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba

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General Info
Country Tanzania, United Rep.of
Time UTC+3
Latitude -6.222025
06° 13' 19.29" S
Longitude 39.224886
039° 13' 29.59" E
Elevation 54 feet
16 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Island Group Zanzibar I
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry

TWR 121.2
APP 121.2

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
18/36 8077 x 148 feet
2462 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB ZZ ZANZIBAR - 385 At Field -

CAUTION Bird haz.
FUEL Avbl 0430-1430Z, OT PN rqr. (NC-100LL, A1)
MISC Twr view of twy to Rwy 18 blkd by old trml. Ldg fees rqr.
OPR HOURS Opr 0430-1230Z Mon-Fri.

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