Dar-es-Salaam Julius Nyerere (DAR) Airport
Dar-es-Salaam Julius Nyerere DAR Airport Overview
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). 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: A new Terminal 3 (TB III) completed its first phase of construction (spanning 70,000 sq.meters (over five times larger than T2) and able to handle 3.5M passengers; also completed were parking lots, access roads, platforms & taxiway. [Phase 2* of TB III's construction involves a 60,000 sq.meter expansion - intended to accommodate 6M passengers a year - was 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.]
* Some or all of Phase 2 may have been completed: Due to rising passenger counts, in Dec. 2015 it was reported that the new T3 is 'set to begin operations August 2016' - with a handling capacity of 6M passengers annually (current capacity only 2.5M). (While some European carriers discontinued service, Etihad Airways and some Middle East airlines quickly filled the gap.)
Further Plans call for an affordable Airport-to-City train connection, as well as for installation of the latest technology at the Airport to monitor in teams employees' tasks, cutting down on illegal deals with passengers.