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Tropical Air is an airline based in Zanzibar, Tanzania. It was founded by Captain Omar Haji, and the airline first began operations in 1999 with just 1 aircraft under its name, a Cessna Grand Caravan. The airline operates out of Abeid Amani Karume International Airport and flies to 7 destinations across Tanzania.

Tropical Air has a goal to become the undisputed leader in domestic routes and air charter services within Tanzania.

Baggage Policy

The baggage allowance on board Tropical Air flights is a maximum of 15kg per person, and the bags are required to be soft due to the small size of the aircraft. Carry-on baggage can weigh no more than 5kg, and any excess baggage that wants to be brought onboard will be charged at a rate of $3 per extra kilo.

Cabin Classes

The only cabin class offered onboard a Tropical Air flight is Economy - this is due to the size of their aircraft. If passengers want more space, they can use their charter service.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Tropical Air Zanzibar didn't offer online check in for its passengers.

Airport Check-In

Passengers flying with Tropical Air are advised to check in for their flight 1 hour before their scheduled departure.

Food & Drink

Since Tropical Air Zanzibar only operates domestic flights, it's likely that the airline doesn't offer any in-flight meals. However, there could be a number of snacks and drinks you can purchase on-board.

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Destinations that Tropical Air Zanzibar flies to

Tropical Air Zanzibar currently flies to a number of destinations within Tanzania. Click on the button below to find out all the destinations that Tropical Air Zanzibar flies to.

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Hub Airport

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

The Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) is the main airport on the island of Zanzibar, after once being named Zanzibar International Airport, it was renamed to what it is today after the island's first president. There are 3 terminals in the airport, all serving different purposes - Terminal 1 is currently inactive, Terminal 2 active for all landing craft, and Terminal 3 serves international flights.

The airport is currently the hub for ZanAir. Other airlines that fly to and from this airport include Unity Air Tanzania.


Tropical Air operates a fleet of 7 aircraft, including:

  • Cessna Grand Caravan
  • The LET410 Turnbolet aircraft
  • ATR42-300 & ATR42-320
  • Eurocopter AS350 B2 Ecureuil
  • Piper PA-28 Cherokee
  • Piper PA-28 Cherokee
  • Piper PA-28 Cherokee

From 1999 to 2013, Tropical Air was able to grow its seat capacity from 4 to 170.