When it comes to the African safari gateway Kilimanjaro Intl Airport is without a rival. The airport sits centrally on a shadow of Northern Tanzania tourist destinations, closely than any airport has to offer. Rather than screaming the airport unfolds with patience on 110 square meters in the middle of the three voted natural wonders of Africa: Kilimanjaro Mountain, Ngorongoro crater, and Serengeti National Park.
Kilimanjaro international airport located in two regions, Kilimanjaro and Arusha. Around three (3) million people call it a home. The region has business stimulation running through its veins. Presence of horticulture sector has a seismic effect to the region economy. The airport has been a crucially center for creating cargo demand for cargo flight to Europe, Middle East and Far East.
Kilimanjaro International Airport Technical Information
Located 40kms East/Southeast of Arusha and 30kms West/Southwest on coordinates (03o 25'S, 37o 42'E). Built in a 109sq kms estate.
Runway: 3600 meters long tarmac/11835ft. 45m VOR and DME.
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours
IATA/FAA code: JRO
Location indicator: HTKJ
Fuel Availability: Jet A1/Avgas 100LL
Average temperature: 33 C
Computer based aeronautical information systems AIS and AFTN Kilimanjaro International Airport currently operates a 3600m x 45m runaway that is an east west oriented(RWY 09/27).
Predominant winds in the area usually dictates a west to east approach and take off. The runaway has Cat II ILS landing system, meaning that landing is possible in even lilting weather conditions.
The runway is capable of handling up to and including Boeing 747-400 series or Antonov 124 aircraft. Any size of the current commercial aircraft can land and be provided all ground services at KIA. Low population densities in the surrounding allow easy approach and take off, without noise restrictions.