Mwanza Airport is a major regional international airport near Mwanza City in the east African country of Tanzania. Located at a distance of 10 kilometers from downtown Mwanza, it is an important tourist destination on the southern banks of Lake Victoria, which is the main reservoir of the Nile River and also the largest lake in Africa.
This public airport situated at an elevation of 3,763 feet above mean sea level is owned and operated by the Tanzania Airports Authority. This airport is also serving as a main hub for Auric Air and as a secondary hub for Precision Air and Air Tanzania, thus effectively connecting Mwanza with the rest of the regions. With a single terminal and a 10,827 feet asphalt surface runway the Mwanza Airport has been conveniently handling over 250,000 passengers every year. It is successfully enabling over 16,000 flight movements each year, and has been a major contributor boosting the tourism industry and trade within Tanzania.
Although this airport is having nothing to boast about, it fulfills the basic requirements of passengers and the aviation companies using the services provided here. Public minibuses and private taxis are available outside the Mwanza Regional International Airport to enable visitors a comfortable and convenient local travel into downtown Mwanza. Mwanza, which is a port city of north-western Tanzania by the shores of Lake Victoria, also happens to be the second largest urban gathering in the country following Dar Es Salaam. A strong economic centre which is getting well knit into the tourism map, thanks to the Mwanza Regional International Airport.