Strategically positioned in northeastern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) serves as the gateway for over 500,000 visitors each year. Located just 40 minutes from the towns of Moshi and Arusha, its proximity to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, as well as popular safari destinations like the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, make it a hub for adventure travelers.
Direct international flights land daily from Europe and the Middle East, with KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Kenya Airways offering connections through Amsterdam, Addis Ababa, Doha, and Nairobi.
Domestic carriers like Precision Air and Coastal Aviation provide short flights between JRO and other Tanzanian cities like Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
Currently, there are no direct flights to JRO from the US or Canada.
Arrival and Transportation
Upon arrival, passengers disembark on the tarmac and clear immigration inside. Different queues cater to those with pre-existing visas and those obtaining visas on arrival.
After security, collect your checked baggage and head to the exit. Kilimanjaro Sunrise provides pre-booked pick-up and drop-off service to your hotel in Arusha. Our driver is easily identifiable by a “Kilimanjaro Sunrise” sign.
Taxi service is an alternative to the private transfers. Taxis run about $50 each way.
For departures, it’s advisable to arrive two hours before your flight. Boarding passes can only be obtained within three hours of departure.
After security, enter the common waiting area with six gates. You can view the arriving planes through large windows.
The airport contains over half a dozen dining options ranging from quick snacks to full-course meals as well as foreign exchange bureaus.
The restaurant with a bar has comfortable booths, along with additional seating upstairs. Two business/VIP lounges cater to business class passengers or those with flying status. Access is also available for purchase. Free wifi is available throughout.
Its recent expansion increased the annual passenger capacity to handle growing numbers of visitors.
As tourism surges, JRO stands as the vibrant gateway to Tanzania’s incredible natural wonders and rich cultural heritage. It provides services to enrich travelers’ experiences in the region.
Are you ready for an unforgettable African adventure? Book your Kilimanjaro climb and Tanzanian safari, and let the journey of a lifetime kick off at Kilimanjaro International Airport