NEW RUNWAY LIGHTING CATAPULTS DODOMA AIRPORT INTO THE 24 / 7 LEAGUE
(Posted 06th May 2017)
Information has emerged that the installation of approach and runway lights at Dodoma Airport has been completed. This will enable the airport, which currently handles only about 10 flights a day, to operate around the clock.
‘Night landings are now possible but presently not likely to happen. Right now do our flights operate during day times only and so do all other airlines flying charter or schedule to DOD. But this is progress for the aviation industry and for instance urgent medical evacuations can now take place even at night after the lights were installed. Some day may airlines even begin to offer flights into and out of Dodoma at night to make better use of their fleet but that is still some way off‘ contributed a regular Dar es Salaam based aviation source.
The airport is served by Air Tanzania, Auric Air and Flightlink among other airlines flying daily or multiple times a week to Tanzania’s political capital.
As reported some time ago was Dodoma one of Tanzania’s airports earmarked for expansion and modernization and with the new lighting system in place has this objective been fulfilled. The IATA code for Dodoma is DOD while the ICAO four letter code is HTDO. The runway length was given at 8.038 feet length or 2.450 metres, all tarmac.
No cost was available for the latest installations.