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Will JKIA Terminal 4 be completed on time?

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) today conducted a dry run of Terminal 4 at Nairobi’s JKIA in preparation for the new building’s official opening on July 4, 2014. Pictures released by KAA however show that there is still lots of work to be done for the facility to open as scheduled.

A student of the East African School of Aviation (left) with an airport employee during today's dry run of JKIA's Terminal 4. Photo by KAA.

A student of the East African School of Aviation (left) with an airport employee during today’s dry run of JKIA’s Terminal 4. Photo by KAA.

Today’s simulation exercise, which is the first for Terminal 4, involved KAA, Kenya Airways, Immigration Services, Kenya Revenue Authority, KCAA and other airport agencies. Students from the East African School of Aviation acted as passengers.

Terminal 4 is designed to handle 2.5 million passengers annually and will almost double the size of JKIA once open.

After today’s dry run, KAA published pictures of the exercise on its corporate Facebook page. The pictures show that there is plenty of work to be done before Terminal 4 is ready within 30 days.

Scaffolding is still in place, counters have not been completed and there are indications of ongoing work on wiring. The ceiling is missing in sections of the building.

It also appears that work on interior finishing has not been completed. Only a few pieces of furniture are visible -  still unwrapped.

To view the photos, please click here (Facebook).

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