Zanzibar, Abeid Amani Karume International Airport New Terminal 3
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, previously known as Kisauni Airport and Zanzibar International Airport. It was renamed in 2010 in honour of Abeid Amani Karume, the island’s first president. It is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island, approximately 5 kilometres south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar, and has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
The airport has three terminals: Terminal 1 which is inactive. It is a small building found on the northern side of terminal 2 and currently used as the airport office. Terminal 2 for domestic flights and the New Terminal 3 which was officially opened in October 2020, used for international flights.
Some of the new facilities that have been added on the New Terminal 3 airport includes;
- Large seating area with Aircondition on both arrivals and departures
- Airplane disembark via the tunnel straight to the terminal (no shuttle bus needed)
- VIP (CIP) lounge
- Modern facility with shops, cafeterias
- Airport management outsourced to experienced company
- Prayer rooms
- Faster check-in and security screening process
- Disabled accessibility
- Modern toilets
- Big parking area
- Multiple luggage carousels