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).

JNIA  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 a yearly estimate of over 2.9 million passengers, 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 presently two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 / TB I & TB II (and by Nov.2015, TB III)While T1 is for general aviation & charter flights, T2 is currently the main terminal, used for all other flights.   T2 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. 

Present and future Airport developments: Phase 1 of new Terminal 3 / 'TB III' (to handle mostly international flights)  has been completed - spanning 70,000 sq.meters (over six times larger than T2) and able to handle 3.5M passengers; also completed were parking lots, access roads, platforms & taxiway. 
Started November 2015,  Phase 2 of TB III's construction involves a 60,000 sq.meter expansion - intended to accommodate 6M passengers a year - is scheduled to be completed by 2017. Thereafter T2 will function as a domestic terminal only.
Prior to official opening day, some flights from Jomo Kenyatta Airport may already be diverted to the new T3 in order to lessen congestion there.

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