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The 14 largest airports and airlines in Tanzania

Further information is provided on the 14 biggest airports in Tanzania. At Julius Nyerere International Airport alone, 20 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 22 destinations.

Out of the seven airlines of the country we have listed biggest 7. Coastal Aviation is leading here with a total of 42 flight destinations.

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The 14 biggest airports in Tanzania

DARJulius Nyerere International AirportDar es Salaam2022
ZNZAbeid Amani Karume International AirportZanzibar87
JROKilimanjaro International AirportArusha139
MWZMwanza AirportMwanza24
ARKArusha AirportArusha11
MYWMtwara AirportMtwara11
TGTTanga AirportTangan/an/a
MBISongwe AirportMbeyan/an/a
BKZBukoba AirportBukoba11
SHYShinyanga AirportShinyangan/an/a
TBOTabora AirportTaboran/an/a
TKQKigoma AirportKigoman/an/a
LDILindi AirportLindin/an/a
MUZMusoma AirportMusoman/an/a

Freight volume

In 2021, a total of 4.36 million ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in Tanzania.

The biggest airlines based in Tanzania

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is Coastal Aviation. It flies to 42 domestic and international airports. It currently has a fleet of 22 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in Tanzania are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
CQCoastal AviationCoastal Travel2242
UIAuric AirAuric Services1742
TCAir TanzaniaTanzania1216
PWPrecision AirPrecision Air814
XLLAir ExcelTinga Tinga612

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