Several months after the Zanzibar Airports Authority (ZAA) signed with Dnata International Airport to operate Abeid Aman Karume Airport Terminal 3, the airport has now officially started using passenger bridges (PBB).
In addition to the PBB service, the airport has also started using aircraft-assisted aircraft (VEDS) equipment without the presence of a pilot as usual.
These modern bridges are used by passengers during the ascent and descent instead of using the usual stairs thus making the passengers more secure.
On November 24, 2021 the Government of Zanzibar signed an agreement to operate the airport in collaboration with international companies in improving passenger and freight services in a safer and more efficient manner.
The agreements signed by former Zanzibar Minister of Works, Communications and Transport, Rahma Kassim Ali and the company and witnessed by the President of Zanzibar Dr. Hussein Mwinyi, said they want the services provided in the field to be international.
Speaking after the official launch of the operation today, April 2022, ZAA Liaison Officer, Mulhat Yussuf Said, said the Swiss Airlines was the first to use the service.
“This service is international, because even when a passenger descends and ascends he does not appear to pass through the PBB, at first it increases the security situation because there are times when a passenger descends using the usual route as a large plane becomes fearful thinking he may fall,” he said. he said
Mulhat said apart from the PBB service, the airport has also started using aircraft-assisted aircraft (VEDS) equipment without the presence of a pilot as usual.
He said among ZAA’s priorities is the safety of civilians and their luggage so even a passenger will pass through a specific area without straying from the airport through the uninhabited area because he gets direct guidance through the bridges.
After launching the service, so will be among the revenue of the airport.
The Government of Zanzibar has invested $ 128 million (Sh297 billion) in the construction of the stadium, which has a capacity of 1.6 million people per annum, and therefore aims to meet the needs of the investment.