Coastal Aviation

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About Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation, a distinguished tourism aviation company headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, boasts over 30 years of experience in providing exceptional flying safari experiences. Renowned for its extensive network, Coastal Aviation connects 44 destinations, enabling access to the most remote parts of the country that remain untouched by roadways.

Offering global travelers the opportunity to embark on personalized safari adventures, Coastal Aviation makes it possible to explore the world’s most iconic safari destinations at your own pace and on your own terms. From the primate-rich forests of Katavi to the vast plains of the Serengeti, the slopes of Kilimanjaro to the waterways of Selous, the floodplains of Ruaha, and the enchanting Indian Ocean archipelagos, Coastal Aviation invites you to craft your own unforgettable journey.

Baggage, Check-in and Children

Baggage Allowance:

Coastal Aviation allows a baggage weight of 15 kg per person. To fit into cargo pods, luggage should be soft-shelled and able to pass through a cargo door measuring 36 cm x 68 cm (14.5″ x 27″). It’s recommended to leave larger bags at home. Additional baggage may be accommodated on the aircraft at an extra cost with pre-arrangement, subject to the plane’s load capacity. Some aircraft offer an XL seat as a premium service, allowing guests a 30 kg limit, subject to availability.

Traveling with Children:

Children aged 2 to 12 receive a 20% discount on full-priced adult tickets. Infants under 2 years old fly free, provided they do not occupy a separate seat.

Check-in Procedures:

Ensure you check in at least 30 minutes before departure. If arriving in Tanzania with a tight local connection, it’s advisable to obtain your visa in advance to reduce transit time and avoid visa desk queues. Coastal Aviation will make every effort to seat families or groups together. Simply communicate your needs to the ground staff, and they will do their best to accommodate your preferences.


Coastal Aviation operates an extensive fleet of 26 aircraft, ensuring a reliable and comfortable flying experience for its passengers. The fleet consists of the following aircraft models:

Cessna 208 (18 units):

These versatile planes are an integral part of Coastal Aviation’s fleet, providing a dependable means of transportation for passengers traveling to various destinations.

Cessna 206 (3 units):

The Cessna 206 aircraft offer additional flexibility, ensuring that Coastal Aviation can cater to a diverse range of travel needs.

Pilatus PC-12 (5 units):

These high-performance aircraft are renowned for their efficiency and comfort, further enhancing the quality of Coastal Aviation’s services.

Together, these aircraft enable Coastal Aviation to deliver exceptional flight experiences for travelers exploring Tanzania and beyond.

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