Kenya airport & routes

Kenyan president launches construction of new international airport terminal

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned the construction of a new 55.5 billion kshs (£400 million) terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that will handle 20 million passengers annually and enhance its status as an East African hub. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by 2017. The terminal will span 178,000 square meters and will feature 50 international and 10 domestic check-in points and a railway terminal.For more information visit: www.kaa.go.ke

 

Kenya Airways signs deal with KLM to add four new routes

Kenya Airways has signed a joint venture agreement with KLM which will add four new routes to the airlines’ East Africa portfolio. The agreement will affect both passenger and cargo business and flights on the new routes will begin on 1stJanuary 2014. Currently, Kenya Airways and KLM operate a daily service between Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. From next year, the cooperation will be expanded through the addition of the London – Nairobi; Amsterdam –Entebbe / Kigali route; Amsterdam – Lusaka and Harare routes; and the Amsterdam-Kilimanjaro / Dar-es-Salam route, bringing the total number of flights operating in East Africa by Kenya Airways and KLM to 44. For more information visit: www.kenya-airways.com