Overview of Coastal Aviation – Destinations, Fleet, Accidents and More
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Coastal Aviation is a Tanzanian airline based at Dar es Salaam‘s Julius Nyerere International Airport, at Terminal 1. It serves a wide range of places in Tanzania, as well as neighboring countries such as Rwanda and Kenya.
Coastal Aviation Main Office Location
The headquarters of the Coastal Aviation airline are in Dar es Salaam, the country’s biggest city and economic and financial hub, near the Slipway, Masaki. The geographic coordinates of these main offices are , 39°12’07.0″E, 06°52’25.0″S . “The Flying Safari Company” is the company’s slogan.
In 1987, Coastal Aviation began as a solely charter airline. Charter, including medevac and scenic flights, will account for a considerable portion of its revenue by May 2020. It does, however, provide a scheduled service, mostly from Arusha and Dar es Salaam airports. With a 14-fleet aircraft and flights to over 42 locations across Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya, Coastal Aviation grew from a single aircraft operating between the Selous Game Reserve and Dar es Salaam to an established airline in Eastern Africa.
The Coastal Aviation airline employed over 300 people by May 2020. In 2019, the airline carried roughly 150,000 passengers.
Coastal Aviation Destinations
This is a short list of the destinations served by Coastal Aviation (Schedule and Charter).
|Kilimanjaro International Airport||Moshi|
|Kilwa Masoko Airport||Kilwa|
|Mafia Airport||Mafia Island|
|Lake Manyara Airport||Lake Manyara|
|Pemba Airport||Pemba Island|
|Mtemere Airstrip||Selous Game Reserve|
|Seronera Airstrip||Serengeti National Park|
|Zanzibar International Airport (Abeid Amani Karume)||Zanzibar|
|Julius Nyerere International Airport||Dar es Salaam|
|Jomo Kenyatta International Airport||Nairobi|
|Rwanda||Kigali International Airport||Kigali|
Coastal Aviation Fleet
Coastal Aviation had a fleet of 22 aircraft by December 2020, with the following airplane types.
|Cessna 208 Caravan||16||—||—||12||_||12|
Incidents and Accidents Involving Coastal Aviation
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, registered 5H-EGG, crashed on November 15, 2017, around 11 a.m. local time, with a pilot and 10 passengers on board. The Coastal Aviation’s aircraft was on its way to Serengeti National Park when it crashed at Empakaai Camp in the Arusha Region. The eleven on board were all killed.
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, registered 5H-THR, with a single pilot and 10 passengers, crashed during landing at Lobo Airstrip in the Serengeti National Park on October 25, 2017 around 1430 local time. The pilot lost control of the plane after touchdown, and it drifted to the left and collided with a tree. Two passengers and the pilot were hurt. The safety of the other eight passengers was not jeopardized. The plane was severely damaged.
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