Airport codes Songwe Airport

IATA Metropolitan Code


World Area Code


Airport coordinates

Lat / Lon

-8°-55'-11"S / 33°16'26"E


-8.91994, 33.27398


4412ft / 1344.78m

Magnetic variation


About Songwe Airport

Songwe Airport (MBI) is located in the municipality of Mbeya in Tanzania, Africa. It's a medium airport in Tanzania based in the region Mbeya Region. Passengers can fly to and from the airport with a scheduled service.

A startling fact is that the airport is at a very high altitude.

Runway information

MBI has one unlighted 10,925 ft long runway.

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
09-27 10,925 ft 148 ft Asphalt No

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Songwe Airport

Other airports in Tanzania

ICAO IATA Name Type Municipality
HTZA ZNZ Abeid Amani Karume International Airport Large airport Zanzibar
HTAR ARK Arusha Airport Medium airport Arusha
HTDO DOD Dodoma Airport Medium airport Dodoma
HTIR IRI Iringa Airport Medium airport Nduli
HTDA DAR Julius Nyerere International Airport Large airport Dar es Salaam
HTKJ JRO Kilimanjaro International Airport Medium airport Arusha
HTLM LKY Lake Manyara Airport Medium airport Lake Manyara National Park
HTMT MYW Mtwara Airport Medium airport Mtwara
HTMW MWZ Mwanza Airport Medium airport Mwanza
HTPE PMA Pemba Airport Medium airport Chake

Airline tickets

Find cheap flight tickets to or from MBI

Looking for that perfect flight ticket to fly to or from Songwe Airport? Find and book the most comfortable and cheapest flight to your favorite city through one of our partners.

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Taxi Songwe Airport

The easiest way to find a transfer to and from Songwe Airport is through our taxi widget below. We will find the best deal for you and display multiple options for you to choose from.

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Car rental

Rent a car at MBI

Find a cheap rental car at Songwe Airport to make the most out of your trip to Tanzania. When travelling abroad, we mostly have a limited amount of time to experience the beautiful sights and activities and often end up we really want to do. A rental car can take you almost everywhere, wherever and whenever you want. Find the perfect car for your trip.

Renting a car at MBI lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit in Tanzania quickly and hassle-free. Car rental services often include a GPS system, providing you with the perfect opportunity to explore the country without getting lost. You can drive wherever you want to go.

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Airport car parking at Songwe Airport

Park your car at MBI

Whether you are looking for cheap long term airport parking at Songwe Airport or the nearest long term car park to your terminal, you can find the best deal at one of our specially selected partners. Because more and more people are flying these days, it’s wise to book a parking spot in advance because parking lots cannot accommodate unlimited amounts of cars. A pre-booked parking space at MBI can give you a sense of peace because you are assured you can park your car.

Different type of airport parking options

Airport parking options have changed and expanded. Medium-size and large airports offer several different types of parking, priced according to convenience and distance from the terminal.

The different types of parking are:

  • Short term parking
  • Daily parking
  • Long term / Satellite parking
  • Valet parking
  • Off-Airport parking
  • Sleep, park, fly
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Hotels near the airport

Hotels at or near Songwe Airport

Do you have an early morning flight, long layover or your flight is cancelled, and you don't feel like sleeping on the airport floor? Sleeping in a hotel at or near MBI is the perfect solution. Sleeping in a hotel close by Songwe Airport prevents you from being late or not fully rested for your flight.

Hotels in Mbeya

Find your ideal hotel in Mbeya city centre. Find the perfect hotel to make the most out of your trip to the city of Amsterdam. Consult one of our partners to find the most suitable hotel for your trip.

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Things to do in Tanzania?

Find the best things to do in or nearby Songwe Airport

Are you planning on travelling to Tanzania? In that case, you might be interested in finding some beautiful things to do in or nearby Mbeya. Haven't booked anything yet, and looking for inspiration? Please visit our partner and find many beautiful things to do.

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Store your bags in Mbeya

Do you want to visit Mbeya and you want to enjoy your time without the weight of your luggage? Good news, there is a good possibility that you don’t have to. When the airport does not provide any options for storing your luggage, you might want to consider to store your luggage in a local shop in the city. Our partners can help you arrange that in advance.

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Forward your luggage

Are you planning a trip to Tanzania and you have a lot of luggage or just want to enjoy flying without any suitcases of bags? Good news, you do not have to. Just forward your luggage to your destination and make a vacation more like a vacation.

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Travel luggage and cabin bags

Find the perfect travel luggage and cabin bags which are approved by the major airlines. If you are looking for a travel bag which fit all cabin airline restrictions including Ryanair and Easyjet, please visit one of these shops to find out which bags sizes are allowed on board.

All of our partners does have an extensive offer so you can find that perfect bag or suitcase for your next trip.

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Flight delayed, cancelled, overbooked or strikes at MBI?

Claim your compensation

Was your flight delayed, cancelled or overbooked at Songwe Airport, and do you want to claim compensation? Because your rights are protected by European law you may be entitled up to a certain amount in compensation per passenger. Please visit one of our partners to check if you’re entitled to claim compensation.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance for your trip to Tanzania

A travel insurance protects you against the unexpected. A primary incentive to get travel insurance can be for the emergency medical assistance. It is wise to get travel insurance for your trip to Tanzania because you can easily spend a lot of money for treatment and transportation expenses.

Don’t wait too long before purchasing travel insurance because many travel insurance coverages require you to purchase your plan within a specific number of days of making that initial trip deposit if the coverage is to be in effect.

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Travel insurance for people with a medical condition

Our partners are specialised in providing travel insurance for people who have medical conditions but don’t want to be held back by that conditions. A medical travel insurance covers over 1000s of conditions including cancer, MS, IBS, Alzheimer’s, HIV and pregnancy. The online screening will only take as little as 3 minutes.

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MBI giftshop

Customized MBI gifts and souvenirs

Keep your travels’ memories alive with a unique design product of your trip to Songwe Airport. Airportag is the best aviation and travel gift shop where you can design many different kind of unique aviation products.

Check out the top 10 airport & aviation gifts.

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