Mwanza International Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Mwanza (Swahili)
|Owner||Government of Tanzania|
|Operator||Tanzania Airports Authority|
|Location||Ilemela District, Mwanza, Mwanza Region, Tanzania|
|Hub for||Auric Air|
|Focus city for||Precision Air|
|Elevation AMSL||3,763 ft / 1,147 m|
Mwanza International Airport (IATA: MWZ, ICAO: HTMW) is a major regional airport in northern Tanzania serving the city of Mwanza. It is located near the shores of Lake Victoria about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the city. It serves as the main hub for Auric Air and a secondary hub for Precision Air.
A passenger lounge is under construction and will have a capacity of 1 million passengers annually. It was envisaged to be operational by September 2014. Construction stalled after the Tanzanian government failed to make payments to the Chinese contractor, Beijing Construction Engineering Group and in December, 2014 construction was due to be completed by October, 2015 assuming that funds would be available.
Airlines and destinations
|Astral Aviation||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
Air Force Base
Accidents and incidents
- On 1 March 2010, The Air Tanzania Flight 100, operated by Boeing 737-200 5H-MVZ sustained substantial damage when it departed the runway on landing and the nosewheel collapsed. Damage was also caused to an engine.
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- "Chinese contractor to expand Mwanza airport". Dailynews, Tanzania. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- East African Business Week, Work on Mwanza airport resumes after lull, Sunday, November 23, 2014 http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=2286&pLv=3&srI=58&spI=24&cI=19
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- "Destinations". Precision Air. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
- Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Air Tanzania B732 at Mwanza on Mar 1st 2010, veered off runway, nose gear collapsed". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2010.