JKIA’s passenger handling capacity has just increased by 2.5 million passengers a year with the opening of a brand new terminal made of prefabricated structures.
The terminal, known as Terminal 2, will handle both domestic and international departures/arrivals.
Construction of Terminal 2 began just over a year ago with the signing of a contract between the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) and a German firm, Röder HTS Höcker.
Terminal 2 is a stop gap measure to ease congestion at JKIA before the Greenfield Terminal, currently under construction, is opened some time in 2018.
With the opening of Terminal 1A last July and with Terminal 2 now in operation, JKIA now has the capacity to handle 7.5 million passengers a year. An estimated 6.5 million passengers a year now go through the airport.
The capacity increase at JKIA will enable KAA to renovate Terminals 1B, 1C and 1D previously known as Units 1, 2 and 3 respectively.