Air Excel is a Tanzanian airline, based in Arusha, Tanzania. The airline was founded in 1997, initially as one airline and today, as of January 2022, has expanded to a fleet of 9 aircraft, the majority of which are Cessna 208Bs.
Air Excel specialises in private air-charter services within Tanzania and East Africa from Arusha.
The airline also offers scheduled services, between stunning locations, such as the Kopje strewn savannah plain of the Serengeti, to the beautiful turquoise seas and sandy beaches of Zanzibar. Scheduled routes include transfers to/from Arusha, to the Northern Parks circuit (Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti), as well as to/from the major international airports of Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam.
The permitted total baggage weight is 20kg (44 lbs). This includes all items you bring on board including personal items, carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Air Excel permit one personal item on their flights. These could be items including the following:
Air Excel checked luggage specifications are as follows:
Air Excel will charge for excess baggage at their discretion, after taking into consideration the aircraft being used and the number of passengers booked. When excess baggage is carried it will be charged at the prevailing rate.
The airline operates light aircraft. There is a limited number of standard (Economy) seats.
However, due to the size of their aircraft, all seats are window seats and you'll enjoy the stunning view during the flight.
If you're flying on the Cessna 208B aircraft, you'll enjoy luxury seating throughout your flight as it's fitted with 8 comfortable and larger seats.
All passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.
Air Excel are yet to offer online check-in for their flights.
You must check in 1 hour before the scheduled departure time if you're departing from Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Kogatende, Manyara, Seronera and Zanzibar.
At Alternative Airlines, we recommend that you arrive at the airport check-in counter 2 hours before for domestic flights and 3 hours before the scheduled departure time for international flights.
You're also recommended to report to the check-in desks directly once you've arrived at the airport.
A frequent flyer programme isn't currently available for Air Excel.
Air Excel isn't a member of any airline alliances.
As of January 2022, the airline offers domestic scheduled services and flies to the following destinations within Tanzania:
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Arusha Airport is the airport which serves Arusha, in Tanzania. In 2015, it served over 140,000 passengers, but in the past has served nearly 190,000. It is currently served by 6 airlines; As Salaam Air, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, Precision Air, Regional Air, Tropical Air and ZanAir.
The current fleet of Air Excel consists of the following aircraft: