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History of ZanAir

Carl Salisbury

The history of ZanAir begun on the 4th of May 1991‚ when Carl G. Salisbury arrived on Zanzibar with a Piper Seneca 2. While working as a pilot‚ he was among the pioneers who realized that the tourism industry on Zanzibar was going to expand.

After just a year‚ he founded ZanAir‚ which was the quarterstone of an over 25 year long history here on the island of Zanzibar. Along his way here on the island he not only grew ZanAir‚ he also established 5 years later the today Leading DMC on Zanzibar‚ ZanTours. Carl is not only still the Managing Director of ZanAir but also one of the longest foreign investor on Zanzibar.

Carls second plane for ZanAir ZanAir first client

These are photos of Carl's first client in ZanAir and also his second plane‚ a Cessna 402 B.