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Dar-es-Salaam Julius Nyerere (DAR) Airport

Dar-es-Salaam Julius Nyerere DAR Airport Overview

Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport DAR (or simply JNIA Airport), is Tanzania's largest, and one of East Africa's dominant airports, administered by the Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA).

The Airport is located in Kibaha, off Pugu Road,  and accessible via motorways B2 & A7 (A-14 connects to A7).  It is 13 km from the capital city of Dar es Salaam, the largest city on Tanzania, which is situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean.  

With two runways and over 2 million passengers in 2012, Julius Nyerere International is hub to Air Tanzania and is served by a number of national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

NOTE: Allow extra time to get to the Airport, particularly during morning and evening rush hours, as the traffic is quite considerable.

A refurbished & airconditioned Transit Motel is only a 5-minute drive from the Airport (tel. +255 022 2842177).

Julius Nyerere International Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2.  While Terminal 1 is for general aviation & charter flights, Terminal 2 is for all other flights.   Terminal 2 has a public concourse, domestic departures & arrivals lounges, and international departures & arrivals lounges.

Services and amenities in both terminals:  Most airlines operating at JNIA have offices on the first floor, at the airline wing of Terminal 2. The International Departure Lounge has a number of shops, including duty-free shops and a cafeteria; while Domestic Departures lounge offers only one shop and a coffee bar. A full-service bank, ATMs and foreign exchange service are in the public concourse of Terminal Two; foreign exchange is also available in Terminal One.
The Airport is a smoke-free airport, an exception in many African and Asian airports.
A five-minute loading period is allowed at the Terminal's curb, but cars cannot be left unattended. 

Parking options at Julius Nyerere International:  Free parking is available at Terminal One and at the Freight Terminal, while Terminal Two offers short-term parking to be paid in cash.

To get from Dar es Salaam Nyerere Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi, a bus or a train:
 1.Tanzania Rent-a-Car and Avis are located in the terminal, while most other rental car agencies do business in the City.
2. The estimated taxi fare into the City is $33. Taxis charge by location, traffic conditions and time of day, as well as distance. It is advisable to confirm the fare with the driver before stepping into the taxi.
3. An inter-modal transportation network takes you within 15-minutes to Tazara, and within 30 minutes to the TRC railway network, as well as to the harbor.
4. The public bus stop is a five-minute walk from the terminal and buses run every 15 minutes to the city center along the Nyerere Road. 
Further information regarding transportation in and around Dar es Salaam is available at the Information Desk on the public concourse of Terminal 2.

Present and future Airport developments:  In April 2013 a USD 168 million contract was signed for the new Terminal 3's first phase of construction, at  completion of which the new terminal will have a capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year. Subsequent Phase 2 is to bring total capacity to 6 million passengers a year.  Once terminal 3 is completed,  the present terminal 2 will only serve domestic passengers. No schedule dates have yet been published.

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