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aviation industry


  • Zanzibar invests in improving Isle’s aviation industry as President Hussein Mwinyi commends expansion works at AAKIA
  • Construction underway to improve efficiency at Terminal 3 AAKIA
  • Zanzibar’s AAKIA recognized for winning international Award

Aviation industry and tourism in Zanzibar

Aviation industry is the bedrock of the tourism sector in Zanzibar, it is dependent on a successful airline industry, and as a tourism destination having frequent flights from top international airlines is the key to growth.

As an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is made up of three main islands, that is; Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia Island.

To strategically grow its tourism sector, all three islands have their airport, the largest and busiest is the Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport. The airport is named after Abeid Amani Karume, the island’s first president.

Zanzibar is working on the construction of a new passenger Terminal building (Terminal 3) at the Abeid …

Samia President Samia Tanzania President
  • In 2022, investments in Tanzania rose by $3.16 billion between July and November.
  • Currently, Tanzania has stable economic diplomatic relations with global economic giants, China and US.
  • Tanzania’s economy is expected to expand by 5.5 percent in 2024.

“Kazi Iendelee” Swahili term for “Let’s Proceed with Work” has become a national rallying call for progress in Tanzania under President Samia Suluhu Hassan, who is popularly referred by Mama Samia – a Swahili term of endearment and respect.

Even from foreign capitals, President Samia’s work is catching the eye of fellow leaders. When US Vice President Kamala Harris came visiting, she …

Ramadan fasting
  • Ramadan fasting increases economic activities around the world.
  • The travel sector, especially airlines registers higher revenues during pilgrimage after Ramadan fasting.
  • Zanzibar has announced tax breaks for consumables during Ramadan fasting.

Every year, from the beginning of Ramadan fasting, Muslim faithful increase spending, travel more and invest significantly to celebrate the Eid vacation.

“As people’s mobility increases, the transport sector’s business also experiences a surge…as people spend the overall economy is stimulated,” explains Abdul Rashid an economist in Tanzania.

The economics of a country change during Ramadan and the months leading to and immediately after the Holy Month. This multiplier effect is felt throughout the world as the Islamic communities prepare, fast and observe the Holy Month.

Take Tanzania for example, the East African country is over 40 per cent Muslim, Ramadan fasting causes increased economic activities ranging from import and export of food, increased spending and pilgrimage related spending.…

direct flights to Zanzibar
  • Data shows direct flights to Zanzibar have hit 34 from around the world.
  • Talks underway to launch direct flights to Zanzibar from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Kenya-based budget carrier Jambojet is set to start Zanzibar-Mombasa flights from July.

Zanzibar President Dr. Hussein Mwinyi has been steadfast in his push for the economic growth of the Spice Islands and a globally renown tourist hub. Among his major focuses has been the introduction of direct flights to Zanzibar, an archpelago off the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar’s crown airport is Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which now the government is revamping, expanding, and modernizing to meet the demand of a growing number of visitors.

Complete with almost all modern facilities, the airport also has several duty-free and commercial outlets at its terminals, enhancing its appeal for airline operators eyeing direct flights to Zanzibar.

For example, its newly-built international Terminal 3, which exclusively serves international

Zanzibar and Qatar relations

A recent meeting between the President of Zanzibar, Dr Hussein Ali Mwinyi and  Qatar’s First Vice-Chairman, Mohamed bin Twar Al Kuwari highlighted these figures. The two high-ranking officials met in Qatar. The Zanzibar president called on investors from the rich United Arab Emirates to invest in the island.…