Pemba Airport (Tanzania)

Pemba Airport (IATA: PMA, 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.[3]

Pemba / Karume Airport

Uwanja wa Ndege wa Pemba  (Swahili)
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Zanzibar
OperatorZanzibar Airports Authority
LocationPemba Island, Zanzibar
Elevation AMSL80 ft / 24 m
Coordinates5°15′30″S 39°48′40″E
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,517 4,977 Asphalt
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

The Pemba non-directional beacon (Ident: PA) is located on the field.[4]

Airlines and destinations

As Salaam Air Tanga, Zanzibar
Auric Air Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tanga, Zanzibar
Coastal Aviation Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilwa, Tanga, Zanzibar[5]
Precision Air 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.[6]

See also


  1. Airport information for PMA at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. Google Maps - Pemba
  3. "Zanzibar airports authority to improve services". Daily News, Tanzania. 27 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  4. "SkyVector: Flight Planning / Aeronautical Charts". Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. Ranter, Harro. "Incident Let L-410UVP-E9 5H-ZAP, 24 Jan 2014". Retrieved 28 August 2018.

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