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Unity Air Tanzania is a new start-up airline based in Tanzania. The airline will operate scheduled passenger flights and be based at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (formally Zanzibar International Airport). The carrier will begin by operating domestic passenger flights between Zanzibar and other major cities and islands in Tanzania and the Zanzibar Archipelago, including Pamba, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Dar-Dodoma. As well as passenger flights, Unity Air will also offer private charter flights.

Unity Air applied for its Air Services Licenses from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation towards the end of 2020 and, as of March 2021, is still in the process of gaining its licence.

Looking for flights to Tanzania?

Tanzania is a large East African country, and a popular destination for Safari holidays. The Zanzibar Archipelago draws many tourists each year, who enjoy stunning beaches, exotic scenery and warm sun. If you’re looking to book flights to a Safari destination in Tanzania or to fly over to Zanzibar, take a look at our guide to domestic flights within Tanzania for more information.

Baggage Policy

Information on Unity Air Tanzania's baggage policy has not yet been confirmed. Keep checking back for the latest updates.

Carry-on Baggage

Unity Air Tanzania is in an early stage of startup and has yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers.

Checked Baggage

Unfortunately, this information has yet to be announced.

Cabin Classes

The airline has yet to announce what cabin classes (Economy, Premium, or Business, for example) will be available, as well as what the onboard experience will be like.


Unity Air passengers can check in for their flight at the airport, however, it is unknown at this time whether online check in will be available.

Online Check-in

It is not yet known whether online check-in is available.

Airport Check-in

Unity Air Tanzania has not yet published a statement regarding recommended check-in times. However, in most instances it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.

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Destinations that Unity Air Tanzania flies to

Unity Air has requested permission to initially begin operating between Zanzibar other cities in Tanzania, as well as islands in the Zanzibar Archipelago. Requested destinations include Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast and Pamba, a large Tanzanian island and tourist hot-spot which forms part of the Zanzibar Archipelago. The airline also wants to fly from Zanzibar to Arusha, on mainland Tanzania, which is often referred to as ‘the gateway to safari destinations’. The airline has requested permission to fly to the following destinations within Tanzania:

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Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, (ZNZ) formally Zanzibar International Airport, is the primary airport in Zanzibar. The airport offers domestic and international flights from Zanzibar across Europe, the Middle East and East Africa, with airlines including Oman Air, ZanAir, Smart Wings and many more.

Salaam Air and ZanAir are other domestic airlines also based at the airport.


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New airline in Tanzania seeks permission to begin operations

New airline in Tanzania, entitled Unity Air, applied for its Air Services Licenses from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation in November 2020. The airline could be operational within 2021, and plans on operating domestic flights between Zanzibar and islands in Tanzania and the Zanzibar Archipelago.