Julius Nyerere International Airport – Its Location & How to Get from There
Located 12km away from Dar es Salaam city, Julius Nyerere International Airport is the largest in Tanzania. It is operated by Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.
This airport was previously known as Dar es Salaam International Airport, but in 2006 they decided to rename it to honor Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania.
In 2014, the airport recorded 77990 aircraft and handled about 2.47 million passengers and 21.2 million tons of cargo.
The construction of phase one for the third terminal complex started in 2014 and all building works were done by BAM international.
How to get from there
Once you get to the airport, you have many options for you to get from there up to the nearby cities like Dar es Salaam.
Of all options, the best and most comfortable is by use of an airport Taxi. For those who not sure of the best taxi to use check for the best agency that offer ultimate services at cheap cost.
Terminal construction at Julius Nyerere International Airport
A Dutch company popularly known as BAM international was awarded the contract worth 130 million euros for the design and construction of the new terminal in April 2013.
The proposal for the construction of a third terminal was introduced by TAA.
Later, a design of the new terminal was prepared by BAM international in association with the Netherlands Airport Consultants. They formed a joint venture with BAM Nuttall for the execution of this project.
The first phase included the construction of a third terminal at the airport, parking lots, platforms, a taxiway and access roads.
With a capacity to handle about 3.5 million passengers per year, this terminal was meant to handle international traffic. Terminal two was converted into a domestic terminal.
After phase one, BAM international was again rewarded a contract to take on the second phase works of the terminal in October 2015.
The scope of work included the increase in the capacity to facilitate about six million passengers annually. This increased the total area of the terminal by 60000 square meters.