Julius Nyerere International Airport
Julius Nyerere International Airport
Uwanja wa ndege wa Kimataifa
wa Julius Nyerere
|Operator||Tanzania Airports Authority|
|Serves||Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Location||Julius K. Nyerere Road, Terminal II, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Elevation AMSL||182 ft / 55 m|
Julius Nyerere International Airport (IATA: DAR, ICAO: HTDA) is the international airport of Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the city centre. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is named after Julius Nyerere, the nation's first president.
In October 2005, "Dar es Salaam International Airport" (DIA) was renamed "Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport" and on 1 November 2006, "Julius Nyerere International Airport". A total of 9,501,265 passengers used the airport from 1980 to 2004, averaging 2,770 passengers per day.
In April 2013, the Tanzania Airports Authority signed a TSH 275 billion 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. In November 2015, the second phase was also awarded to BAM, at a contract price of US$110 million, and will add capacity for an additional 2.5 million passengers per year. After completion of Terminal III, it is expected that Terminal II will be devoted solely to domestic passengers. It is proposed to build a rail shuttle link from the airport to the city and rail coaches have already been bought for this (2014).
Airlines and destinations
The following twenty eight passenger airlines operate at the airport:
Notes: 1: Some of KLM's inbound/outbound flights to/from Amsterdam to Dar es Salaam make a stop in Kilimanjaro, some make a stop in Zanzibar (from 10 December 2020) while others are nonstop. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Kilimanjaro/Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.
2: Swiss International Air Lines' flights from Zürich to Dar es Salaam make a stop in Nairobi. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.
|Astral Aviation||Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta|
|Lion Air Cargo||Brussels|
There are three terminals at Dar es Salaam airport.
Is a small terminal that handles chartered and private flights. It has an annual capacity of handling 500,000 passengers.
Is used for domestic and regional scheduled flights. It has a capacity of handling 1.5 million passengers.
Is the newest terminal that opened in August 2019. It is used for International flights. The terminal consists of two phases, Phase I and II. There is a total of 58 businesses in the terminal categorized under retails, operational machines and provision of services.
Renovation and expansion
In June 2019, the new Terminal 3 was ready for international flights. BAM International is all set to upgrade Terminal 2 which has been in service for over 28 years and will only be used for Domestic flights. The new terminal launched on August 1, 2019. Local funding was used for the expansion of the new terminal.
- Air Cafe
- Flamingo restaurant offers lunch and dinner
- Travelstart Tanzania Airport Office, a travel agency
- Bhatia traders, a store offering watches, spirits, cognacs and fragrances.
- Tasty Life, a fast food restaurant
- Pizza Hut, a pizza shop
- KFC, a fast food restaurant
- The Tanzanite Dream (Gem and Jewelry Shop)
- Dar es salaam city tour office, an office that offers tourist information and also organize different tours
- There are future plans for building a hotel within the airport premises.
|Number of Passengers||586,325||621,513||652,002||703,483||822,398||1,011,392||1,124,235|
|Total Cargo (Metric Tons)||11,567||14,618||14,467||12,552||12,338||17,863||15,575|
|Number of Passengers||1,249,419||1,450,558||1,542,778||1,422,846||1,556,410||1,829,219||2,088,282|
|Total Cargo (Metric Tons)||15,617||18,456||23,039||18,844||19,675||23,946||25,412|
|Number of Passengers||2,348,819||2,478,055||2,496,394||2,469,356||2,385,456||2,417,090|
|Total Cargo (Metric Tons)||21,891||21,255||22,014||17,398||17,031||16,162|
Aircraft accidents and incidents
- On 3 January 1950, United Air Services flight, flying an Avro Anson C.19 with registration VP-TAT, crash landed at Dar es Salaam International Airport, killing both cargo crew members.
- On 18 May 1989, an Aeroflot flight flying an Ilyushin 62 was hijacked by a South African after the plane took off from Luanda, Angola. The hijacker was armed with a grenade and attempted to hold hostage the occupants of the plane that carried members of the African National Congress. The hijacker was shot by a security guard as he attempted to enter the cockpit. The plane continued its scheduled stop at Dar es Salaam International Airport.
- On 11 April 2014, Kenya Airways flight KQ-482 flying an Embraer ERJ-190AR had a landing accident upon landing in heavy rains. The plane veered off the runway. All passengers and crew were evacuated, there were no reported fatalities and 3 passengers sustained minor injuries.
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