Julius Nyerere International Airport is one of the best performing airports in East Africa and Africa at large. According to the ACI (Airports Council International) 2018 report, Julius Nyerere International Airport was ranked the 9th out of 183 Airports in Africa serving a total of 71,420 flights per year. In terms of passengers, the airport was ranked 17th out of 183 airports in Africa (ACI - 2018) serving a total of 2.5 million passengers. And in terms of freight, the Airport ranks the 9th out of 183 Airports in Africa serving an average of 16,163 tons per year.

The major focus for the Julius Nyerere International Airport is to meet the desires of its passengers, airlines, visitors and stakeholders. We are proud that the Julius Nyerere International Airport, in collaboration with its partners is working to make sure that we achieve our goals. The following paragraphs document some of our recent achievements and recognition received in form of a range of awards.

In 2010 we realized an increase of up to 2.5 million passengers. This increase is what prompted the Government to commence the construction of a Third Passenger Building (TB III) with a capacity to serve six million passengers a year. Construction began in 2014 and was completed in May 2019. The third passenger building is one of the best in Africa at present.

The dedicated Julius Nyerere International Airport Terminal III has been open since August 2019 and has increased the annual handling capacity by eighty million passengers. Before the expansion, Terminal II and terminal I had the capacity of handling only 1.5 million and 500 passengers per year respectively. 

From the foregoing, the total number of passengers for all terminals is 8 million per annum.  Terminal III is designed to ease passenger and visitor flow. It also provides opportunities for further growth of business at the Julius Nyerere International Airport. As part of its commitment to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free travel experience, the upgrading of a number of facilities at Terminal 1 and II have been completed to allow a smoother flow of passengers through the airport. Terminal III has eased passenger congestion, especially during pick hours. Before this terminal was constructed, the environment was conducive for passenger comfort.  

The new CIP lounge at Terminal III of the Julius Nyerere International Airport offers convenience, efficiency and luxury in an exclusive environment, in line with the TAA’s commitment to delivering tailor-made services to the highest standards.

Julius Nyerere International Airport has become the hub in the aviation sector in Central and East Africa. We are proud of our achievements as we have been working hard to improve every aspect of the Airport from service quality to customer experience and we are delighted that some of our hard work is being recognized.

In recognition of these efforts, the Julius Nyerere International Airport has been recognized in the following categories of competition:

  • Aerodrome Safety Certificate – JNIA received a certificate from the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for complying with safety requirements.
  • Routes Middle East Africa Marketing awards – JNIA was recognized for excellence in Airport Marketing route awards.
  • Routes Africa  - JNIA was awarded for excellence in Airport Marketing route Africa. 

The provision of services in the Air Transport Sector is largely dependent on the modern use of ICT. Thus, in order to improve operational and service delivery activities, the Authority has established various ICT systems to serve passengers and aircraft promptly, efficiently adhering to international standards. Such systems include: the CUTE CUSS systems, Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS), Flight Information System (FIDS) AODB (Airport Operation Data Base), Passenger, Freight and Security Inspection Systems (PFSIS) and Explosive Trace Detectors (ETD).

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