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Pemba Airport (Tanzania)

Pemba / Karume Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Pemba  (Swahili)
WMO: 63845
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Zanzibar
Operator Zanzibar Airports Authority
Serves Chake-Chake
Location Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Elevation AMSL 80 ft / 24 m
PMA is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,517 4,977 Asphalt

Pemba Airport (ICAO: HTPE) is an airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Pemba Island. It is also known as Karume Airport and Wawi Airport. It is located about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of Chake-Chake, the capital of the island. The Zanzibar government is looking into the possibility of renaming the airport to Thabit Kombo Jecha in recognition of his role in the Zanzibar Revolution.[1]


  • Airlines and destinations 1
  • Accidents and Incidents 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Auric Air Dar es salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mwanza
Coastal Aviation Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa, Tanga, Zanzibar
Tropical Air Zanzibar
ZanAir Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

Accidents and Incidents

  • On 24 January 2014, a ZanAir LET-410 skidded off the runway on landing and impacted a group of bushes, causing substantial damage. There were no reported injuries, and the cause was determined to be a brake failure.[2]


  1. ^ "Zanzibar airports authority to improve services". Daily News, Tanzania. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^

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