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Airport firm says workers treated fairly, refutes blogger’s allegations

Staff of Tradewinds Aviation in one of the company's minivans used to shuttle them around the airport.

“The stories about staff being mistreated caught everybody at Tradewinds by surprise. None of the staff knows who sent the document. We all saw it for the first time on social media.” Hellen Wafula, a marketing executive at Tradewinds Aviation recalls the day in mid November when the company was caught up in a social […]

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Photos: JKIA receives first of new airport buses

The first of new buses ordered by the Kenya Airports Authority seen here at Nairobi's JKIA airport in December 2014.

The first of five new buses ordered by the Kenya Airports Authority has arrived at Nairobi JKIA. The Cobus buses will be used to shuttle passengers and staff across the vast airport grounds. Check out photos below of this new type of bus at our airports.       According to a Kenya Airports Authority […]

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How ground handling companies help airlines cut costs

A tug operated by a ground-handling company pulls a British Airways Boeing 747.

The cleaning crew at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) boarded the Boeing 737 soon after the last of the passengers disembarked. Timing is everything. “We are expected to spend not more than 7 minutes cleaning the entire aircraft,” said the cleaning crew’s supervisor. “If we exceed the time set for us, the airline will […]


Fly540 says bleeding woman died while waiting for a doctor

A Fly540 Dash 8 at Nairobi's Wilson Airport.

Fly540 has said it did all it could for a woman who died at JKIA last Saturday. The airline says the Kenyan woman, identified as Mary Wanjiku Kamau, died while waiting for the airport doctor to show up. The death of the woman in circumstances similar to that of Ebola or Marburg virus sparked panic […]

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Interesting aviation data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Total visitor arrivals through Nairobi’s JKIA and Mombasa’s Moi International Airport. The purple line with blue dots represents 2013 data. The green line with red dots shows trends for 2014.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is the principal government agency that collects, analyses and disseminates statistical data in Kenya. Hidden among the vast array of numbers is some interesting aviation data. Worth noting in recent statistics is a decline in the number of passengers arriving through Nairobi and Mombasa airports. The decline in […]

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Precision Air moves Nairobi departures to JKIA Terminal 1A

A Precision Air ATR 42 at Nairobi's JKIA.

Tanzania’s Precision Air is moving its flights in Nairobi to the new Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The airline will begin using Terminal 1A for departing flights from Monday, 8th September. Precision Air mostly flies to Tanzanian destinations. Flights that will begin departing from Terminal 1A are those going to Dar […]

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Jomo Kenyatta Airport has shaken off trauma of 2013 fire


A year ago, a fire at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) destroyed the international arrivals terminal. In the weeks after the fire, passengers were served from tents because airport buildings were damaged. Today, JKIA has undergone such an amazing transformation that last year’s fire seems almost like a blessing in disguise. The fire on […]

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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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