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Nairobi Airport

Nairobi is located in Kenya. The international airport of Kenya in Nairobi is known as Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and one of the largest city in Kenya. This airport provides air services to 50 different destinations throughout the world. The name of hits airport is made on the remembrance of the first prime minister and president of Kenya Mr.Jomo Kenyatta.

This airport served to more than 6 million passengers though its air flight services in 2014, and the number of passengers who travelled through this airport is increasing day by day. Due to such increase number of passenger every year this airport now becomes 9th largest & busiest international airport in whole Africa Region.

This airport is providing and working as a hub for African Express Airways ,Kenya Airways and for Jambojet Airline services .The inauguration of this airport was supposed to be done on march 9th 1958 from Queen Elizabeth but due to some hurdles and busy routine of Queen this inauguration postponed .After a long time in 1972, World Bank approve a huge amount as a grant for expansion of the airport structure and hits airport inaugurated and started its operations as being an international airport .Construction work was started to expand the terminals of the airport ,develop a advanced fire system ,develop technical facilities which help the landing of the plane and increase the facilities for passengers for their arrival and departure time .Beside this services of taxi and car rental services also started at that time .This construction process takes 3 years and on 22 august 1978 this airport was inaugurated after construction and update of the existing airport building.

In 2013 a serious fire incident took place in the immigration area of the airport. The fire was spread n massive level and destruct the major operational areas of the airport due to which the operations of airport suspended for some time to make the thing correct and under control. The terminals and units used for domestic and local airlines were used for international flights at that time. Beside this, the airport suffered another serious fire incident when US Embassy was bombed by some terrorist on the 15th anniversary of the airport in 1998.

This airport has two terminals which are known as Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is responsible to for international and domestic arrival and departure. Terminal 1 is divided into different 4 sections in which level 1 and level 1A, 1B, 1C and 1E are used for international flight operations while level 1D deals with domestic or local flight operations.

Terminal 2 is responsible for the low-cost carrier and its relevant services. Beside this, the original terminal of this airport is located in north side of this airport which is used by Kenya Air Force for their own purposes and for defence system of Kenya.

By increasing trend of the passenger to travel through this airport persuade the management and govt of Kenya to take some steps for the expansion of the airport to provide services in more effective and efficient way. For this purpose, a new terminal is constructed and inaugurated in end of 2013 which have the capacity to handle 20 million passengers. By this, the income generated by airport through its flight operations increase and number of passenger increased.

Due to increasing transport means and reduce in travel problems people from all over the world are travelling to the different region of the world especially towards Africa. Due to such increasing trend of travel in Africa, the growth of passenger is increasing on the rate of 12% per annum which is supposed to hit 25 million and reach above it in the start of 2025.

Airport Information

Official Name:
Jomo Kenyatta International
Time Zone:
GMT +3.0
Latitude (DD):
Longitude (DD):
Latitude (DMS):
1° 19’ 0" N
Longitude (DMS):
36° 56’ 0" E
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