Julius Nyerere International Airport – (JNIA) is the largest and the busiest International Airport in Tanzania. It is one of the 58 airports and airstrips managed and operated by Tanzania Airport Authority – TAA which is a semi-autonomous government agency that operates, manages, and develops all government owned airports in Tanzania mainland.
Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) is the largest and the busiest International Airport in Tanzania, located in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. Its international code (IATA code) is DAR. This is the one on your luggage labels when you take a flight to Tanzania. The airport is one of the 58 government owned airports and airstrips, operated, developed and managed by Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA). JNIA is about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) southwest of the city.
The airport was formally known as Dar es Salaam International Airport (DIA) before it was renamed in 2006 in honor of Julius Kambarage Nyerere (photo), the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania who died in 1999. The airport saves flights to and from different destinations including Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Currently there are two terminals, terminal 1 and terminal 2. The government is constructing terminal 3 which will be the largest terminal at JNIA with a capacity of handling up to 6,000,000 passengers annually.
Dar-es-Salaam is the commercial capital of Tanzania and is a bustling port city with a busy international airport servicing domestic, regional,private and international flights. International flights depart from the new Terminal 3, Regional and domestic flights depart from Terminal 2, while private chartered flights now depart from Terminal 1. Terminal 3 and terminal 2 are within walking distance of each other (5 mins walk). Terminal 1 is located 1km from the two other terminals and a taxi or transfer will be required to connect from one to the others.