A Quick Overview of the Arusha Airport
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Arusha Airport (Airport code: ARK, ICAO: HTAR) is the airport that serves from Arusha, the capital of the Arusha Province of Tanzania. Presently, expansion works are ongoing at the airport. The expansion includes the construction of a new apron and terminal building. The airport has a non-directional beacon (NDB) located on the west edge of the field.
Arusha Airport Air Carriers and Destinations
Currently, six air carriers operate at the Arusha airport. Their activities are presented below
|Coastal Aviation||Mafia Island, Zanzibar, Tanga, Ruaha, Kilimanjaro region, Serengeti, Mikumi, Tarangire, Pemba Island, Manyara, Dar es Salaam, Selous, Kigali and Mwanza|
|Zan Air||Pemba Island, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mombasa|
|Regional Air||Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro and Manyara|
|Tropical Air||Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam|
|Precision Air||Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam|
Arusha Airport Stats
|Year||Number of Travelers at the Arusha Airport||Airplane Movements||Freight in kilograms|
|2015||142,224||-26.2 percent||20,692||-15.5 percent||141,061||-5.2 percent|
|2014||179,511||-4.68 percent||23,904||+0.15 percent||148,390||-43.4 percent|
|2013||187,911||+13.7 percent||23,868||+4.94 percent||212,760||+9.42 percent|
|2012||162,268||+30.7 percent||22,690||+6.10 percent||192,725||+78.6 percent|
|2011||112,433||-37.1 percent||21,306||+8.66 percent||41,238||-1871 percent|
|2010||154,714||+20.5 percent||19,460||+15.5 percent||812,930||+6.69 percent|
Mishaps and Incidents That Have Happened at the Arusha Airport
- On December 18, 2013, a Boeing 767 belonging to Ethiopian Airlines flying from Addis Ababa made an unplanned landing at the Arusha airport after it failed to land at its destination. The runway at Arusha Airport falls short of what the 767 is normally able to taxi on. Subsequently, it taxied off the limit of the runway resulting in the airport being shut down for a short period. The aircraft was flown to Kilimanjaro International Airport a few days later without passengers.
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