Aviation: JKIA gets Category One status, paving way for direct US flights

JKIA gets Category One status, paving way for direct US flights The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has achieved the Category One status that will allow for direct flights between Kenya and the US, bringing to an end the long search for express connection between the two countries. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Nairobi the top status […]

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Terrorism: Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights

Airline operators worry over unnecessary checks for Mogadishu-Nairobi flights There are no plans to withdraw mandatory security checks on all aircrafts from Mogadishu to Nairobi, a top government official has said. This is despite criticism from airline operators flying between the two cities, who termed the checks as unnecessary. Currently, all flights leaving the Somalia capital for Kenya must stop […]

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Africa: Another Crash-landing at Nairobi Airport leaves Passengers stranded for hours

By Friday Nwosu Several passengers were left stranded at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), after an airplane from Somalia crash landed on the runway on Sunday evening. This is the third time in the year the Nairobi will be experiencing incidences of crash landing at the airport forcing authorities to temporarily shut the terminal in order to restore normal operation. […]

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Aviation: Kenya is the most Improved Travel destination in 2016 study shows

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By Kennedy Kangethe, Kenya’s air travel sector is the most improved in Sub–Saharan Africa from January to August 2016—according to a travel research firm ForwardKeys. The firm states that Kenya’s air travel grew by 14 per cent in the period under review compared to its Sub-Saharan Africa counterparts Ethiopia 9.6 per cent, Tanzania 10.6 per cent, Mauritius 11.6 per cent […]

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The Kenya Airport cancellation story: Why I am Angry-by Denis Gathanju

When Kenya Airways launched the project Mawingu and announced the expansion of JKIA that was to include the current Terminal 1A (formerly T4), I was amongst the first journalists to get an interview session with the then KQ CEO Titus Naikuni. I was at the time working for a US-based aviation magazine covering aviation in all of Africa. Share our […]

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Kenya is ok with remodelled Airport, scraps New terminal

Kenya has scrapped plans for a new terminal building at Nairobi’s main airport due to financial pressures and excess capacity caused by recent upgrades to existing facilities, the Kenya Airports Authority said on Tuesday. President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the $650 million terminal project for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in December 2013. Share our story:

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Jomo Kenyatta named most improved airport in Africa by ACI

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been named the best improved airport in Africa by Airports Council International in the 2015 Airport Service Quality awards. The survey carried out by ACI captured passengers’ experiences at all airport passenger contact points at more than 300 airports worldwide, and places JKIA as the fifth best airport in Africa. Welcoming the news, Kenya Airports […]

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