|Which airlines fly to Dar Es Salaam? British Airways from London Heathrow, Kenya Airways via Nairobi, Emirates via Dubai, Oman Air via Muscat, Qatar Airways via Doha. Domestic Connecting Flights to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Moroni, Mwanza, Tabora, Zanzibar on Air Tanzania
The German colonial Government built the first airport in Tanganyika at Kurasini in Temeke District in 1918. It was called Mkeja Airport.
Another airport known as Dar es Salaam Airport, Terminal I, was built at Ukonga area, as the former could not meet the demands. Therefore the Government of Tanzania extended the airport to Terminal II in 1979. It was inaugurated by Julius Nyerere in October 1984.
In October 2005, Dar es Salaam International Airport (DIA) was renamed Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport.
A total of 9,501,265 passengers used the airport from 1980 to 2004; averaging 2,770 passengers per day.
On November 1, 2006 the Government of Tanzania decided to rename the airport once again, now becoming Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).
|Julius Nyerere International Airport ((IATA: DAR, ICAO: HTDA), is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. The airport is named after the first Tanzanian President, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere.
In 2006, the airport served 1,249,419 passengers.
A partnership project underway between the Government of Tanzania and China will see the current airport expand to Terminal Four. The airport will be East Africa's largest airport with modern facilities and amenities.Nestled along a natural harbour on the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam