Nairobi international airport
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is the largest airport in Kenya. Its international code (IATA Code) is NBO. You can see it on your luggage labels when you take a flight to Kenya.
On 14 March 1978, construction of the current terminal building was completed on the other side of the airport's single runway and opened by President Kenyatta (photo). After his death on 22 August 1978, the airport, formerly know as Nairobi International Airport, it was renamed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after the father of Kenya Independence .
The airport boasts of over 40 passenger airlines and 25 cargo airlines, has scheduled flights to destinations in over 50 countries. It nearly served 7 millions passengers in 2015, making it the ninth-busiest airport in Africa by total passengers, the Kenya’s largest aviation facility and the busiest airport in East Africa. Traffic at the airport grows at a rate of 12% per annum and is expected to hit the 25 million mark by 2025.
It is the hub for Kenya Airways, Jambojet, as well as Fly540 and African Express Airways.
There are two terminals. Terminal 1 is arranged in a semi-circular orientation and is divided into four parts: 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1E are used for international arrivals and departures while terminal 1D is used for domestic departures and arrivals. Terminal 2 is used by low cost carriers. The original terminal, located on the north side of the runway, is used by the Kenya Air Force and is sometimes referred as Old Embakasi Airport.
||The reception of departing and arriving travelers makes of Nairobi International one of the nicest airports in Africa. Accessible sanitary facilities, shops, parkings, bars and air-conditioned halls allow passengers to wait for their flight in the best conditions. With a flight punctuality greater than 90%, the Nairobi international airport will guarantee a seamless aerial experience !
||In order to facilitate your trip, we advise passengers to take all necessary measures to be in compliance with sanitary, custom and administrative requirements (passport, visa, etc..).
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[ ] Kenya Airways gets air traffic rights in US paving way for direct flights > on Jul 06th 2017
By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 6 – Kenya Airways (KQ) has been granted air traffic rights to the United States (US) airspaces inching closer to direct flights to the US.Transport Cabinet Sec[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] JKIA solar-powered cargo facility to reduce energy costs > on Jul 03rd 2017
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is now proud home of East Africa’s first solar-powered cargo facility owned by Swissport Kenya Limited.Swissport commissioned the project last week in partne[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Inaugural Safarilink direct flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar lands at the Spice Island > on Jul 03rd 2017
The inaugural Safarilink direct flight servicing Nairobi to Zanzibar nonstop, four times a week, arrived Saturday morning at the Spice Island with more than fifty tourism stakeholders and members of t[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Thugs vandalise and steal Sh2.9 million from ATM at JKIA > on Jun 20th 2017
Police are holding two suspects in connection with the vandalism of an ATM at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. They are said to have stolen Sh2.9 million from the machine. The theft was discovered[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] American Imam stranded at JKIA in Nairobi after being rejected by the US > on Jun 17th 2017
An American Imam has been stranded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for a week due to immigration issues; he was flying back to the US with his family. A senior security official at t[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] New Nairobi lounge reflects ambitions of Turkish Airlines in Africa > on Jun 16th 2017
An exclusive Turkish Airlines lounge in the airport of the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi is a new step in the company's ambitions in Africa, attracting domestic and international passengers from arou[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] What it took Jambojet crew to land new Bombardier aircraft in Nairobi > on Jun 11th 2017
It would seem the easiest way to transport a new plane from one point to another is to just fly it. But this may prove quite a task if the plane you are transporting is a short-range type and is not a[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Kenya Reveals First Five-Star Airport Hotel > on May 25th 2017
As part of the government's tourism and hospitality transformation strategy, Uhuru Kenyatta, president, Kenya, officially inaugurated The Lazizi Premiere, the county's first five-star airport hotel.Co[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] First direct flight from Mogadishu after 10 years suspension > on Mar 30th 2017
Direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi resumed Wednesday with the first commercial plane carrying 49 passengers from the Somali capital landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shor[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Oman Air set to resume Muscat Nairobi flights from March 27 > on Mar 15th 2017
Gulf carrier Oman Air will fly to Nairobi from March 27, marking the airline’s re-entry into the Kenyan market.The airline said its Boeing 737-800 flights will depart from Muscat on Monday, Tuesday, T[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Siginon Aviation appointed Qatar cargo handler at JKIA > on Feb 07th 2017
Siginon Aviation has been appointed the official ground and ramp handler for Qatar Airways cargo at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.The logistics and transportation firm will be handling flowe[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Kenya implementing final requirement for direct US flights > on Feb 07th 2017
Kenya is putting in place a new system for licensing engineers to meet the threshold for direct flights to the US.The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority yesterday said the structure will be in place by en[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
[ ] Sex toys, toy guns among goods destroyed by KRA in Eldoret > on Jun 15th 2001
By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 15 – Sex toys, toy guns, tobacco and various pharmaceutical products are among prohibited and substandard goods that have been seized and destroyed by th[...]CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE