It is all taking off at Tanzania's main airport, Julius Nyerere International in Da es Salaam, where it is seeing amazing growth.

"We have seen a steady increase in traffic," said director Moses Malaki. "And we are building to meet the growing demand."

Terminal 3 is being built and will have a capacity of seven million passengers.

"The airport began 26 years ago with 500,000 passengers - we are now at two million a year," said Malaki.

The improved 3km (1.8-mile) runway could take the A380 and a rebuilt parallel taxiway has seen a six-fold improvement in aircraft movements.

The airport is at Routes to remind delegates of the diverse attractions of Tanzania and Zanzibar.

"From Mount Kilimanjaro through to the Serengeti national park there is a lot on offer. There is also more business traffic now for the mining industry," Malaki said.

Turkish, Qatar and Comair have added routes to Tanzania. "With our new runway and new terminal, there is room for more," Malaki said.

Source: Flight Daily News