Mwanza Airport Overview – Expansion, Airlines, Air Force Base, Destinations & More
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Mwanza Airport is an important regional and international airport located in Northern Tanzania. It serves the city of Mwanza. It is situated close to the northern shores of Lake Victoria, nearly 10 kilometres from the city. It is the primary hub for Auric Air and also serves as Precision Air’s secondary hub.
The Mwanza non-directional beacon, as well as the Mwanza VOR-DME, are both located on the field.
Expansion of the Mwanza Airport
A passenger lounge at the Mwanza airport is expected to have a capacity of 1 million passengers annually is being constructed. It was expected to be ready for use by September 2014. The Tanzanian government’s failure to pay Chinese contractor, Beijing Construction Company Group, delayed construction. It is expected that work will be completed by October 2015 if the government makes funds available to the construction company.
Airlines and Destinations at the Mwanza Airport
|Coastal Aviation||Zanzibar, Serengeti, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Selous, Manyara and Tarangire|
|Auric Air||Mpanda, Rubondo, Musoma, Kigoma and Bukoba|
|Precision Air||Dar es Salaam, Bukoba, Kilimanjaro region and Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta)|
|Air Tanzania||Dar es Salaam and Bukoba|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa|
|Astral Aviation||Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta)|
Air Force Base
Mishaps and Incidents at the Mwanza Airport
On the 1st of March 2020, a Boeing 737-200 5H-MWZ belonging to Air Tanzania suffered considerable damage when it ran off the runway on landing. This led to the collapse of the nosewheel and eventual damage to the engine.
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