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Construction of Greenfield Terminal launched today

President Uhuru Kenyatta operates an excavator during the ground breaking ceremony for the Greenfield Terminal.

Construction of a new terminal complex at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) began today. The terminal, known as Greenfield, will more than triple JKIA’s passenger handling capacity when completed in 2017 at an estimated cost of Ksh55.5 billion (US$654 million). President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the construction of the new terminal at a ground breaking […]

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Kenya Airports gets partial compensation for JKIA fire

APA Chairman John Simba (left) hands over a Kshs500 million cheque to Lucy Mbugua (second right), Acting Managing Director of the Kenya Airports Authority. The money is partial compensation for the August 7 fire at JKIA.

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) today received Kshs500 million (US$5.7 million) from APA Insurance as part of the claim settlement following the August 7 fire which extensively destroyed the international arrivals terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The payment follows a progressive loss adjustment exercise that is expected to quantify the actual loss […]

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Photos from Wilson Airport flight – November 2013

Capt. Christian Strebel, CEO, Yellow Wings Air Services, at the controls of the Cessna Caravan.

As part of preparations for the Tusker Air Show Festival to be held on 14 – 15 December 2013, members of the press were taken on a short flight to get an aerial view of Wilson Airport. The flight was conducted by Capt. Christian Strebel, CEO of Yellow Wings Air Services, in one of the […]

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British woman on classic flight lands in Nairobi

Tracey Curtis-Taylor (centre) is received by the Wilson Airport Manager, Richard Ngovi (right) during her stopover in Nairobi Friday 15 November 2013. Looking on is the Chairman of the Aero Club of East Africa, Rob Linck.

85 years ago, an Irish woman named Mary Heath became the first person to fly from Cape Town, South Africa to London, UK. The journey, which she thought would take three weeks, lasted almost six months. She became an international hero as a result of that feat, with her name mentioned alongside the likes of […]

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Kenya Airways expands cooperation with KLM as profits rise

Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni.

Kenya Airways has expanded its cooperation with KLM within Africa as it announced improved profitability in 2013. Meanwhile, the contract of the airline’s CEO, Titus Naikuni, has been extended by one year. The expanded joint venture with KLM is likely to be a significant boost to the existing benefit-sharing model between the two carriers. The […]

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Air Show back in Nairobi for Independence bash

At left, Rob Linck, Chairman of the Aero Club of East Africa, receives a Kshs10 million cheque from the Managing Director of Kenya Breweries, Joe Muganda (right), as sponsorship for the 2013 Tusker Air Show Festival. At centre is Dr. Hassan Wario, Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts.

UPDATE: The Tusker Air Show Festival has been moved from 14 – 15 December 2013 to the weekend of 21 – 22 December due to heavy rains at Wilson Airport.   After an absence of more than ten years, the Wilson Airport Air Show is back in Nairobi. It will be held in December just […]

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Kenya’s aviation safety standards high, says KCAA boss

KCAA Director-General, Col. (Rtd) Hilary Kioko.

Kenya has achieved a high standard of aviation safety and security, says the head of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), citing an audit performed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Kenya achieved a score of 80% in the ICAO audit, which compares well with the global average of 60%,” said Col. (Rtd) Hilary […]

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Mombasa Airport opens VIP lounge for domestic passengers

The VIP lounge for domestic passengers at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa.

A new VIP lounge for domestic passengers has been opened at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa. Passengers departing from Moi Airport can now access the lounge and enjoy VIP treatment at a cost of Ksh1,200, about US$15 at current exchange rates. The lounge was renovated and expanded to accommodate the growing number of business travelers. […]


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