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Pemba Airport Guide

Pemba Airport, also known as Karume or Wawi Airport and by its IATA Code PMA and ICAO Code HTPE, is a regional airport and one of two airports that service the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Republic of Tanzania.

Geographical Location - see map below

Pemba Airport is located on the Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago of the Republic of Tanzania. It is located some 7 kilometers southeast of Chake-Chake which is the administrative capital of the Island.

Getting Here

  • FerryDirect ferry from Dar es Salaam operated by Azam Ferries or with a stopover at the Unguja Island of Zanzibar.
  • Preferred Mode – Flying into the airport is by far the least complicated option, from Dar es Salaam the journey takes one hour and costs USD $100.
  • Shuttle Bus  The airport does not operate one.
  • Alternatives – There are public passenger transport vehicles, known locally as daladala, which will get you from anywhere within Pemba Island to the airport at a fee of Tzshs 5,000 (USD $ 2.27). This option is not for the weak of heart or first time visitors to the country.
  • Car Parking & Fees There is ample parking within the airport and it’s free for a limited period of time.
  • Auxiliary Information
    • Flight from Hub

There are several(at least 4) daily direct flights from Tanzania’s hub Dar es Salaam (Julius K Nyerere) International Airport to Pemba Airport for a flight time of 1 hour.

Airlines Using As Hub

No airline currently uses this airport as a hub.

The taxis and car hire vehicles will pick and drop you within the terminal there are porters ready to help you with your luggage, for a small tip.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

Pemba Island is the prettier sibling of Unguja the two main Islands that make up the Zanzibar archipelago. A world famous deep sea diving site it has some world class accommodations such as the Manta Resort, the Pemba Lodge, Hifadhi Hotel and Kervan Saray Beach Lodge. Do check out TripIndigo for a comprehensive set of information on this and several other East African locations.

 

Pemba Island Location

Flights from Pemba Island (PMA)

PMA to Dar es Salaam (DAR) 124 USD
PMA to Iringa (IRI) Search Now for Prices!
PMA to Tanga (TGT) 77.32 USD
PMA to Zanzibar (ZNZ) 100 USD

Flights To Pemba Island (PMA)

Dar es Salaam (DAR) to PMA 124 USD
Iringa (IRI) to PMA Search Now for Prices!
Tanga (TGT) to PMA 77.32 USD
Zanzibar (ZNZ) to PMA 79 USD

Facilities

  1. Wi-Fi  Internet is not available.
  2. ATM  None
  3. Forex  None
  4. Restaurants & Lounges  None
  5. Toilets The toilets are western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities There are wheelchairs available for use by the disabled.

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude (-5.258333, 050 15’ 30.00’’ S), Longitude (39.811111, 0390 48’   40.00”E)

  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3

  • Altitude- Elevation, 80 Feet, 24 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.

  • Operating Hours: The airport operates 24 hours a day.

  • Telephone Contacts: (+255) 24 223 1653, Manager Pemba Airport (+255) 242452238