Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Kilimanjaro International Airport
Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro Airport.jpg
IATA: JROICAO: HTKJ
WMO: 63791
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator KADCO
Serves Arusha and Moshi
Location Hai District, Tanzania
Elevation AMSL 2,932 ft / 894 m
Coordinates 03°25′46″S 37°04′28″E / 3.42944°S 37.07444°E / -3.42944; 37.07444Coordinates: 03°25′46″S 37°04′28″E / 3.42944°S 37.07444°E / -3.42944; 37.07444
Website www.kilimanjaroairport.co.tz
Map
JRO is located in Tanzania
JRO
JRO
Location of airport in Tanzania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,600 11,811 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 665,147[1]

Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) (IATA: JROICAO: HTKJ) is an international airport in northern Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The airport also serves the international tourism industry based on Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. The airport bills itself as the "Gateway to Africa's Wildlife Heritage".[2]

Overview[edit]

KLM Boeing 777 at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Many international visitors also go to national parks in Tanzania, to the Indian Ocean coast, to islands such as Zanzibar, and to Lake Victoria, reflected in the routes of connecting flights. Despite its small size, the airport can handle aircraft as large as Boeing 747s and Antonov 124s.[2] The airport served 665,147 passengers in 2012, a 3.7 percent increase over 2011.[1] According to a 2012 published report, the Netherlands is helping to fund a USD $36.4 million upgrade and expansion of the airport.[3][4]

History[edit]

Kilimanjaro Airport opened on 2 December 1971 and costed US$13 million to build. The construction was financed by a long term loan from the Italian government.[5] In 1998, it became the first international airport in Africa to be privatised and is operated by the Kilimanjaro Airport Development Company.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines maintain regular, scheduled passenger and cargo service to Kilimanjaro International Airport.[6]

Airlines Destinations
Airkenya Express Nairobi-Wilson
Air Tanzania Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam
Air Uganda Seasonal: Entebbe
Arkia Israel Airlines Seasonal: Tel Aviv[citation needed]
Coastal Aviation Arusha, Manyara, Serengeti, Mwanza, Entebbe, Kigali, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam[citation needed]
Condor Frankfurt
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Fastjet Dar es Salaam
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
KLM Amsterdam
Precision Air Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Kigoma, Mwanza, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Zanzibar[citation needed]
Qatar Airways Doha
Regional Air Services Arusha, Manyara
RwandAir Kigali
Safarilink Aviation Nairobi-Wilson
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk

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