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Coastal Aviation is a charter airline that has operated East African flying safaris out of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, since 1987. When it was founded by Nicola Colangelo, Coastal recognized the opportunity to move into the tourism industry, but instead of investing in vehicles reliant on major national investments in roads, bridges and tourism infrastructures, Coastal developed a scheduled flying safari network capable of accessing the remotest parts of East Africa, not yet reachable by roads.

Coastal Aviation
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsJulius Nyerere International Airport
Fleet size19
Company sloganThe Flying Safari Company
HeadquartersDar es Salaam, Tanzania
Key peopleCEO
Coastal Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan

After starting with a single aircraft operating between Dar es Salaam and Selous Game Reserve, Coastal has evolved into a leader of flying safaris in East Africa with a fleet of 30 aircraft and flights to 42 destinations spanning across Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda.

Coastal’s fleet includes 4 types of aircraft: Cessna 208, Cessna 172 and Pilatus PC-12


Scheduled DestinationsEdit