Tanzania will expand the Dar es Salaam Airport

The main airport of the African country will have a new terminal and greater capacity in 2019.

Tanzania is preparing to improve the facilities of its main airport by 2019. An investment of 250 million euros will be disbursed at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), located in the city of Dar es Salaam, the most populated in the country.

Plans include a new terminal, 24 new spaces for large aircraft parking, among other improvements. The works will end in June 2019 and will increase the annual passenger capacity from 2.6 to 6 million.

The project was delayed due to an investigation ordered by the president of Tanzania, John Magufuli, about construction costs and schedules.

Dar es Salaam Airport is the main entrance for travelers to the country and the authorities are hopeful that the expansion works will improve the connections and income that come from tourism.