Julius Nyerere International Airport

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Julius Nyerere International Airport
Julius Nyerere International Airport.jpg
WMO: 63894
Airport type Public
Owner Tanzanian Government
Operator Tanzania Airports Authority
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 182 ft / 55 m
Coordinates 06°52′41″S 39°12′10″E / 6.87806°S 39.20278°E / -6.87806; 39.20278Coordinates: 06°52′41″S 39°12′10″E / 6.87806°S 39.20278°E / -6.87806; 39.20278
DAR is located in Tanzania
Location of airport in Tanzania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
14/32 1,000 3,281 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers Increase 2,348,819
Aircraft movements Increase 77,185
Cargo (t) Decrease 21,891
Source: TAA[1]
The reinforced concrete roof at Terminal II resembles a forest canopy
Control Tower
Air Tanzania is the flag carrier
Emirates aircraft taxiing at JNIA

Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) (IATA: DARICAO: HTDA) is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the city centre. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. It was formerly officially known as Dar es Salaam International Airport before being renamed in 2006 in honour of Julius Nyerere, the nation's first president.


The German colonial Government built the first airport in Tanganyika at Kurasini in Temeke District in 1918. It was called Mkeja Airport.[citation needed]

Dar es Salaam Airport, Terminal I, was built in the Ukonga area in 1954. The Government of Tanzania began construction of Terminal II in 1982 and completed it in 1984.[citation needed]

In October 2005, Dar es Salaam International Airport (DIA) was renamed Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport, on 1 November 2006 Julius Nyerere International Airport.[2]

A total of 9,501,265 passengers used the airport from 1980 to 2004, averaging 2,770 passengers per day.[3]


In 2011, the airport served 1,829,219 passengers.[1]

In April 2013, the Tanzania Airports Authority signed a TSH 275 billion (USD 168 million) contract with BAM International of the Netherlands for the construction of the first phase of Terminal III, with a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year. The second phase will add capacity for an additional 2.5 million passengers per year. After completion of Terminal III, Terminal II will be devoted solely to domestic passengers.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Map of Destinations from Dar-es-salaam Airport

The following airlines operate at the airport:[5]


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Excel Arusha, Zanzibar 1
Air Seychelles Mahé 2
Air Tanzania Kigoma, Moroni, Mtwara 2
Auric Air Dodoma, Iringa, Mafia, Morogoro, Mbeya-Songwe, Pemba Island, Songea, Sumbawanga, Tanga, Zanzibar 1
Coastal Aviation Arusha, Bagamoyo, Kilwa, Mafia Island, Manyara, Moshi, Pemba Island, Saadani, Selous, Seronera, Songo Songo Island, Tanga, Zanzibar 1
Comores Aviation Anjouan, Moroni 2
EgyptAir Cairo 2
Emirates Dubai-International 2
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi (begins 1 December 2015)[6] 2
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa 2
Ewa Air Dzaoudzi 2
Fastjet Entebbe, Harare, Johannesburg-O. R. Tambo, Kilimanjaro, Lusaka, Mbeya-Songwe, Mwanza 2
Flightlink Arusha, Dodoma, Manyara, Pemba Island, Selous, Seronera, Zanzibar 1
flydubai Dubai-International 2
Interair South Africa Johannesburg-O. R. Tambo[7][8][9] 2
Kenya Airways Mombasa, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 2
KLM Amsterdam 2
LAM Mozambique Airlines Maputo, Nampula, Pemba 2
Malawi Airlines Lilongwe 2
Oman Air Muscat 2
Precision Air Arusha, Bukoba, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Mtwara, Mwanza, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Zanzibar 2
Qatar Airways Arusha/Moshi, Doha 2
RwandAir Kigali 2
South African Airways Johannesburg-O. R. Tambo 2
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich 2
Tropical Air Arusha, Mafia Island, Zanzibar 1
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk 2
ZanAir Arusha, Pemba Island, Saadani, Selous, Zanzibar 1


Airlines Destinations
Astral Aviation Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Martinair Cargo / KLM Amsterdam
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi, Nairobi[10]


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