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History of Zanair


The history of ZanAir begun on the 4th of May 1991, when Carl G. Salisbury arrived on Zanzibar with a Piper Seneca 2. While working as a pilot, he was among the pioneers who realized that the tourism industry on Zanzibar was going to expand.

After just a year, he founded ZanAir, which was the quarterstone of an over 25 year long history here on the island of Zanzibar. Along his way here on the island he not only grew ZanAir, he also established 5 years later the today Leading DMC on Zanzibar, ZanTours. Carl is not only still the Managing Director of ZanAir but also one of the longest foreign investor on Zanzibar.

Good to know 

1. Baggage allowance

Baggage allowance is maximum 15 kg check-in luggage and 5 kg as hand luggage. We recommend using soft bags

2. Check-in time

You need too check-in 60 minutes before flight departure and closes 20 minutes prior to departure. 

3. Free terminal transfer Dar Es Salaam

Free transfer from Terminal 1 (Domestic) to Terminal 2/3 (International) for all passengers booked with us.