Dar es Salaam Airport Information

Dar es Salaam airport information

Did you come to this post looking for Dar es Salaam airport information? If so, you are in the right place. Let’s get right to it!

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Dar es Salaam Airport Information

The telephone number for Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam airport) is +255-22-2844212, +255-22-2844371/2,  or +255-22-2844224.

Dar es Salaam Airport Code

The IATA airport code for Dar es Salaam airport is DAR.

An Air Tanzania Aircraft at Dar es Salaam Airport

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Dar Airport Information – Airlines

The following airlines operate flights to and from Dar es Salaam airport:

    • AB Aviation
    • Air Mauritius
    • Air Tanzania
    • Air Zimbabwe
    • Airlink
    • Auric Air
    • Emirates
    • Kenya Airways 
    • South African Airways
    • Uganda Airlines
    • Swiss
    • KLM
    • LAM Mozambique Airlines
    • Ethiopian Airlines
    • Qatar Airways
    • Precision Air
    • EgyptAir
    • RwandAir
    • Oman Air
    • Turkish Airlines
    • Proflight Zambia
    • Malawi Airlines
    • Ewa Air
    • Fly540
    • flydubai
    • Int’Air Îles
    • Coastal Aviation
    • TanzanAir
    • ZanAir
    • Tropical Air
    • Jambo Aviation
    • Flightlink
    • Air Excel
    • Zantas Air
    • Pelican Aviation & Tours
    • As Aalaam Air
    • Safari Air Link
    • Regional Air
    • Safari Plus
    • Fly Zanzibar
    • My Fly Aviation

These airlines connect Dar es Salaam to the following locations:

Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Dzaoudzi Harbour
Dzaoudzi Harbour, Mayotte
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Along with the passenger airlines that serve Dar es Salaam airport, cargo planes from the following airlines also serve the airport:

    • Astral Aviation
    • Kenya Airways
    • Lion Air Cargo
    • Martinair

Dar es salaam Airport Terminal 3/Terminal 3 Dar es Salaam & Other Terminals at Dar Airport

Dar es Salaam airport now has 3 terminals: 

The new terminal 3 at Dar es Salaam airport
The new terminal 3 at Dar es Salaam airport
    • Terminal 1 is a small terminal that handles chartered and private flights
    • Terminal 2 is for domestic and regional scheduled flights, and 
    • Terminal 3 is the airport’s newest terminal, used for international flights. Terminal 3 opened in August 2019.

Other facilities available at Dar es Salaam airport include:

    • Air Cafe
    • Flamingo restaurant which serves lunch and dinner
    • Travelstart Tanzania Airport Office, a travel agency
    • Bhatia traders, a store offering watches, spirits, cognacs and fragrances
    • Tasty Life, a fast food restaurant
    • Pizza Hut
    • KFC
    • The Tanzanite Dream (a gem and jewelry shop)
    • Dar es salaam city tour office, which offers tourist information and also organizes different tours

Why am I telling you this? Because over the holidays, I searched for the airport’s number tirelessly to no avail.

I searched the white pages of the telephone directory.

I searched the yellow pages. I even searched the Internet and came up with nothing (well at least nothing that actually worked).

And then…

The Number for Dar Salaam Airport At Last

Someone I was with had the brilliant idea of calling the Kilmanjaro Hotel Kempinski (now the Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro) because he was sure they’d have the airport’s number since they deal with so many travelers. He was right.

So I tell you this in order to spare you from the mad search I went through the next time you need to call Dar es Salaam airport. I hope this number comes in handy when you need it most.

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Other than that,  I wish you a happy and prosperous year!


P.S. People often ask: is it possible to catch an Uber from Dar es Salaam airport? The answer is yes. There is free Wi-Fi at the arrivals terminal of Dar es Salaam airport, so it is easy to connect to the internet and request an Uber. Alternatively, there is a Vodacom Kiosk right outside the exit of the arrivals terminal at which you can buy a local SIM card (cost: 1,000 Tsh.), load some airtime, buy a data bundle and immediately be connected to the internet. 

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There are also several VISA-enabled ATMs as well as bureaux de change at the exit of the arrivals terminals, so if you don’t have any local currency, you can get that from there.

Karibu (Welcome to) Tanzania!

Photo Credits: Wikipedia, Valerie Hukalo, Paul Shaffner, Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Zachariahct

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  1. The Dar es Salaam Airport is one challenge but the traffic volume to reach the airport is incredible. One needs to allow lots of extra time to reach the airport from the city especially during the morning and evening rush times.

  2. I arrive via Qatar to Dar Es Salaam at midnight, then have a 5:00 a.m flight on Precision Air to Arusha. Is there some place I can stay for the time between arrival and my departure? Is the International terminal open for 24 hours? Traveling alone and a little nervous.

    1. Hi Sandra,

      Welcome to Chick About Town! Don’t worry about travelling alone in Tanzania, it is quite safe though language might be a problem at times outside places where foreigners are expected.

      To answer your questions: 1) Yes, the international terminal is open 24 hours so you can stay there while you wait for your connecting flight, and 2) there are a few hotels very close to the airport though nothing very fancy.

      I would recommend Triniti Airport Hotel. They are a reputable long-term brand in Dar es Salaam so they won’t let you down.

      You would only get to stay there a short time, though, because you probably won’t leave the airport before 1 a.m. and would have to be back at the airport to check in for your connecting flight by 4 a.m.

      Still, the hotel I am recommending is only an 8-minute drive away (be sure to use an airport taxi for safety), so it might be worth it depending on your travel style.

      Let me know if you have any further questions.


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