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 (or TB I & TB II).  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: New Terminal 3 / TB III  is under construction, done in two phases.  The first phase will raise capacity to 2.5M passengers/yr, while completion of the second pase will raise capacity to a total of 6M/yr. T3 is to open by Oct. 2015 - it is assumed that this date represents completion of the the first phase only.

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