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Julius Nyerere International Airport
Julius Nyerere International Airport
Uwanja wa ndege wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere
The Julius Nyerere International Airport during the night.
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).
1: Some of KLM's inbound flights from Amsterdam to Dar es Salaam make a stop in Kilimanjaro, while others are nonstop. However, the airline does not have traffic rights to transport passengers solely between Kilimanjaro 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.
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 will be a total of 58 businesses in the terminal categorized under retails, operational machines and provision of services.
Renovation and expansion
As of February 2018[update], the construction of Terminal 3 which is expected to raise current passenger capacity at JNIA from 2.5 million to 9 million annually had concluded in October 2018, according to the Tanzanian Minister of Works, Transport and Communications, Professor Makame Mbarawa. One of the engineers, Rehema Myeya shared that there are plans of building a hotel within the airport premises. In June 2019, the new Terminal 3 was ready, catering way for international flights. BAM International is all set to upgrade Terminal 2 that has been in service for over 28 years that 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.
Flamingo restaurant offers lunch and dinner
Travelstart Tanzania Airport Office, a travel agency
Bhatia traders, a store offering luxury watches, super-premium spirits, Cognacs and fragrances.
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.