Kilimanjaro International Airport, covering close to 110sq.km was officially inaugurated in December 1971 and was designated as “The Gateway to Africa’s Wildlife Heritage”
The airport became the first international airport to be privatized in Africa in 1998 and is now operated by Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO), a company fully owned by The Government of Tanzania.
The airport is strategically situated between two regions of Kilimanjaro and Arusha in Northern Tanzania. Arusha and Kilimanjaro are considered ideal regions for tourism, investment opportunities and business activities due to their economic potentialities and unique tourist attractions.
The regions are popularly known as East Africa’s best tourist destinations or commonly known as the northern tourism circuit with a combined population of over three million people.
Technical Information Of KIA
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.
KADCO Management Team
Christopher Mukoma-Acting Managing Director
Martin Kinyamagoha – Director of Operations & Technical Services
Mary E. Kimambo – Director of Finance and Cooperate Services
Mwamini Musa – Acting Finance Manager
Methew Ndosi – Acting Technical Services Manager
Shani Kimanga- Human Resources & Administration Manager
Christine Mwakatobe-Business Development Manager
Magati Munyambo – ICT Manager
Kisusi Justine Makomondi- Airport Security Manager
Hamisi Tembele- Estate & Environmental Manager
Benedict Kanaku- Head of Internal Audit
Idrissa Washington- Head of Safety & Compliance
Donat Mnuka- Airport Operations Manager
KADCO Job Vacancies / Careers
KADCO Contact Details For Enquiry
Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO)
P.O Box 10, KIA, Tanzania
Tel: +255 27 2554252
Fax:+255 27 2554312
In-charge Operations Officer
Mobile: +255 787000002
Airport Clinic(In-Charge Dr./Nurse)
Mobile: +255 686 053 887
Mobile: +255 688 013 240