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East African School of Aviation announces September 2014 training courses

Aeronautical engineering students at the East African School of Aviation examine an airframe.

The East African School of Aviation (EASA) has announced aviation and travel courses that will begin with the September 2014 intake. The courses include aeronautical engineering, aircraft maintenance and flight dispatch courses. EASA is located in Nairobi, close to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The school is the training arm of the Kenya Civil Aviation […]

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U.S. Transportation Security Administration visits JKIA for security audit

T.S.A. Representatives, Kenya Airports Authority management and security officers pose for a photo at yesterday's meeting in Nairobi.

The United States Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) was in Nairobi this week assessing airport security at J.K.I.A. The audit is part of Kenya government efforts to get J.K.I.A. approved for direct flights to the U.S. Yesterday, T.S.A. officials ended a week-long security audit by meeting senior management of the Kenya Airports Authority and top security […]

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Lesser known airlines that fly into Kenya

The tail of an Atlas Cargo Boeing 747 showing the airline's symbol.

Kenya has long attracted major international airlines due to the country’s economic strength in the region and the status of Nairobi as a hub for multinational corporate and non-governmental organizations (such as the UN). The big foreign airlines are very familiar to most Kenyans: Emirates, British Airways, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, all come to mind. However, […]

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Air Uganda remains grounded after Uganda canceled all international licences

The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda headquarters at Entebbe.

Air Uganda is counting heavy losses after it and other air operators in Uganda were grounded by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority. The airline has been grounded for almost three weeks after the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda withdrew all international air operator certificates (AOC) for airlines registered in Uganda. News reports say the decision […]

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JKIA’s newest terminal opens, but only partially …

A photo published by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) shows a section of Terminal 1A at Nairobi's JKIA.

After almost 4 years of construction, JKIA’s newest terminal building opens its doors to passengers today. Terminal 1A, previously known as Terminal 4, will however not be fully operational as some work will continue well into 2015. Construction of Terminal 1A began in September 2010 and was to have been completed in June 2012 at […]

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JKIA Terminal 1A: Lots of work to be done

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It is now emerging that Terminal 1A at Nairobi’s JKIA might not be complete when it is officially opened this Friday. Terminal 1A was known as Terminal 4 until yesterday (1 July 2014). There are indications that there is lots of work to be done before the new terminal is fully operational. The Kenya Airports […]

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JKIA terminal buildings renamed as clock ticks to unveiling of Terminal 1A

New designations for arrival and departure facilities at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport with effect from July 1, 2014.

Departure and arrival facilities at Nairobi’s JKIA have been renamed just three days before the official opening of a new terminal building. In a statement issued yesterday, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said the new naming order is meant to enhance the customer experience at JKIA as the airport continues to expand. The naming order […]

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Fastjet cuts links with Fly540 Kenya

Ed Winter

Fastjet announced this morning that it has signed an agreement that, “wholly removes Fly540 Kenya from the Fastjet Group.” This will probably mark an end to legal disputes that have frustrated Fastjet’s plans to penetrate Kenya’s air transport market. “Disposing of our investment in Fly540 Kenya allows us to pursue our priority objective of creating […]

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