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ZanAir is a domestic airline based in Zanzibar, Tanzania. It was founded in Zanzibar in 1992 and is one of Tanzania’s most established airlines. The airline serves many destinations within Tanzania, as well as remote unpaved bush locations. These include Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island, Saadani National Park, Selous Game Reserve and Zanzibar. Find other airlines that operate safari flights.

Its fleet consists of Cessna 207A, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and Cessna 404 Titan.

Since beginning flying operations in 1992, ZanAir has continued to establish a quality reputation, serving esteemed clientele. For over 10 years ZanAir has offered quality air charter services for both the Corporate and Tourist market from Zanzibar.

Baggage Policy

Carry-on Baggage

Zanair passengers are permitted a 5kg baggage allowance.

Checked Baggage

ZanAir aircraft operate at small capacities: 5 - 13 seats. Therefore luggage is limited to 15kg per checked baggage. Soft-sided luggage is recommended.

Excess Baggage

ZanAir luggage fees will apply if your baggage exceeds the maximum weight or dimensions restrictions. Excess luggage charges vary depending on the route. For flights to Arusha and Selous, the fee is 3 USD per kilogram of excess luggage. For routes to Zanzibar, Pemba, and Dar-Es-Salaam, the fee is 2 USD per kilogram of excess luggage. The maximum load allowed on the flight is determined by the pilot in command.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

The airline doesn't offer online check-in for its flights.

Airport Check-In

To check-in for their flight, passengers must check-in at the airport.

The airport check-in counter is open from 60–20 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time on flights leaving from Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam and Pemba.

The airport check-in counter is open from 90–20 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time on flights leaving from Arusha.

Food & Drink

Due to the type of flights ZanAir operates, meal services are not provided on board. Food and drink are also not available to purchase.

In-flight Entertainment

In-flight entertainment is not provided on ZanAir flights. This is due to the type of aircraft ZanAir uses for its flights. You can instead enjoy sightseeing opportunities when you fly with this airline.


ZanAir doesn't currently offer Wi-Fi on board.

Frequent Flyer Program

ZanAir has a frequent flyer program to reward its regular passengers called 'Twende'.


ZanAir's Twende loyalty program allows passengers to earn points on eligible flights - these points can be redeemed for various rewards. Passengers can become members of this program by visiting the airline's official website.

Points earned in the Twende program can be used to get free flights, upgrades, excess baggage allowance, exclusive lounge access and more. Other benefits include priority boarding and check-in, as well as special offers and promotions that are available only to Twende members.

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Destinations that ZanAir flies to

ZanAir currently operates domestic flights in Tanzania - some of its destinations include Arusha, Saadani National Park and Selous Game Reserve, among others. Click below to find out all the destinations that ZanAir flies to.

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Hub Airport

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

ZanAir is based at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is located 5km (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar, and has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Expanded in 2013, the airport now serves international flights from Africa and the Antarctic. Airlines which fly to and from this airport include Arkia Israel Airlines, Condor, Coastal Aviation, Ethiopian Airlines, Israir, flydubai, Regional Air Services, Precision Air, Oman Air, Meridiana, Malawian Airlines, Unity Air Tanzania and many others.


The ZanAir fleet includes one Cessna 207A, two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and two Cessna 404 Titan aircraft.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any ZanAir deals?

You won't be able to buy deals specific to ZanAir here at Alternative Airlines, however, you can instead take advantage of our many promo codes, deals and discounts that can help you save money on your flights. Take a look at our flight deals and discounts page for more information and save money on your ZanAir flights!

Does ZanAir offer flights from Arusha to Zanzibar?

Yes, ZanAir operates flights between Arusha and Zanzibar. ZanAir operates this flight once per day. Use our search form at the top of the page to begin searching for ZanAir's Arusha to Zanzibar flights.