The Tanzania Airports Authority (TAA) was established as an Executive Agency by Government Notice No. 404 in December 1999 under the Executive Agencies Act No. 30 of 1997. The Authority assumed the functions of the former Directorate of Aerodromes under the Ministry of Communications and Transport, now renamed the Ministry of Works and Transport. Since its inception, TAA has been committed to operating, managing, maintaining, and developing government-owned airports in mainland Tanzania in a professional and cost-effective manner. As we celebrate 25 years of dedicated service, we look forward to charting a course towards excellence in airport management and development for 2050 and beyond.

Achievements and Milestones (1999 - 2024)

  • 1999-2010: Enhanced security and infrastructure, resulting in significant increases in aircraft movements, passenger numbers, and cargo tonnage.
  • 2010-2020: Improved cargo facilities, installed aeronautical ground lighting (AGL) systems for 24-hour operations, and expanded JNIA Terminal III to handle 6 million passengers annually.
  • 2020-2024: Initiated digital transformation and smart airport technologies, and invested in staff training and development.

Subthemes for Vision 2050 and Beyond

  1. Sustainable Airport Development: Focus on green infrastructure, carbon neutrality, and community engagement.
  2. Technological Innovation and Digital Transformation: Implement smart airport technologies, digitalize services, and strengthen cybersecurity.
  3. Operational Excellence and Efficiency: Modernize infrastructure, optimize processes, and build staff capacity.
  4. Passenger Experience and Customer Service: Enhance customer service, ensure accessibility, and maintain health and safety.
  5. Economic Growth and Connectivity: Expand air connectivity, encourage public-private partnerships, and maximize economic impact.
  6. Resilience and Adaptability: Develop disaster preparedness plans, adapt to industry trends, and address climate change impacts.


TAA's vision for 2050 and beyond is to achieve excellence in airport management and development. By focusing on sustainability, innovation, efficiency, passenger experience, economic growth, and resilience, TAA aims to lead the global aviation industry and set new benchmarks for airport excellence.

Call to Action

Stakeholders, partners, and the community are invited to join TAA in realizing this ambitious vision, ensuring Tanzania's airports are at the forefront of innovation, sustainability, and excellence for the next 25 years and beyond.

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