The airport handled 802,731 passengers in 2014 and mainly serves regional flights also as a couple of long-haul services thanks to its importance as a leisure destination.
KIA (Kilimanjaro International Airport) is a world airport in northern Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The airport handled 802,731 passengers in 2014 and mainly serves regional flights also as a couple of long-haul services thanks to its importance as a leisure destination.
Many international visitors also attend national parks in Tanzania, to the Indian Ocean coast, to islands like Zanzibar, and to Lake Victoria, reflected within the routes of connecting flights. Despite its small size, the airport can handle aircraft as large as Boeing 747s and Antonov 124s.
The airport served 665,147 passengers in 2012, a 3.7 percent increase over 2011.
The airport served 802,731 passengers in 2014, of whom 45 percent were international, 38 percent domestic, and 17 percent transit.
On 19 February 2014, the governments of Tanzania and therefore the Netherlands signed a grant arrangement to rehabilitate the airport, including its aprons, taxiways, and terminal building.
The total cost of the project is predicted to be €35.5 million, with €15.0 million funded by the Netherlands and therefore the remainder by Tanzania.
The already completed design phase was financed entirely by the Dutch government. In November 2015, renovations began at the airport, aimed toward doubling its capacity from the present 600,000 passengers to 1.2 million annually.
The renovation work is being done by BAM International, at a price of US$39.7 million. Renovations are expected to last until May 2017. BAM International may be a subsidiary of the Royal BAM Group within the Netherlands.
|Air Tanzania||Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Zanzibar|
|Coastal Aviation||Arusha, Lake Manyara, Mwanza, Seronera, Zanzibar|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta|
|Precision Air||Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Mwanza, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Zanzibar|
|Regional Air Services||Arusha, Lake Manyara|
1: Condor’s outbound flights from Kilimanjaro to Frankfurt make a stop in Mombasa. However, the airline doesn’t have traffic rights to move passengers solely between Kilimanjaro and Mombasa.
2: KLM’s outbound flights from Kilimanjaro to Amsterdam make a stop in Dar es Salaam. However, the airline doesn’t have traffic rights to move passengers solely between Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam.
3: Qatar Airways’ outbound flights from Kilimanjaro to Doha make a stop in Dar Es Salaam. However, the airline doesn’t have traffic rights to move passengers solely between Kilimanjaro and Dar Es Salaam.
4: Turkish Airlines’ inbound flights from Istanbul to Kilimanjaro make a stop in Zanzibar. However, the airline doesn’t have traffic rights to move passengers solely between Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro.