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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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JKIA’s newest terminal opens, but only partially …

A photo published by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) shows a section of Terminal 1A at Nairobi's JKIA.

After almost 4 years of construction, JKIA’s newest terminal building opens its doors to passengers today. Terminal 1A, previously known as Terminal 4, will however not be fully operational as some work will continue well into 2015. Construction of Terminal 1A began in September 2010 and was to have been completed in June 2012 at […]

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JKIA Terminal 1A: Lots of work to be done


It is now emerging that Terminal 1A at Nairobi’s JKIA might not be complete when it is officially opened this Friday. Terminal 1A was known as Terminal 4 until yesterday (1 July 2014). There are indications that there is lots of work to be done before the new terminal is fully operational. The Kenya Airports […]

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JKIA terminal buildings renamed as clock ticks to unveiling of Terminal 1A

New designations for arrival and departure facilities at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport with effect from July 1, 2014.

Departure and arrival facilities at Nairobi’s JKIA have been renamed just three days before the official opening of a new terminal building. In a statement issued yesterday, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said the new naming order is meant to enhance the customer experience at JKIA as the airport continues to expand. The naming order […]

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Will JKIA Terminal 4 be completed on time?

At left, a student from the East African School of Aviation with an airport employee during today's dry run of JKIA's Terminal 4. Photo by KAA.

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. Today’s simulation exercise, which […]

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Africa spends $11 million a year preventing bird strikes

A section of delegates at the East African Aviation Wildlife Symposium organized by the Kenya Airports Authority on 28 – 30 May 2014. Photo by KAA.

Africa spends an estimated US$11 million a year to reduce the risk of bird strikes on aviation. Bird strikes pose a major risk to aircraft taking off and landing and can result in possible injury or loss of life to passengers and crew. At the very least, aircraft involved in bird strikes are grounded until […]

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Symposium on aviation wildlife hazards to be held in Kisumu

Damage caused by a bird strike on the nose of a Boeing 737.

The Kenya Airports Authority in collaboration with the National Birdstrike Committee of Kenya is organizing the East African Wildlife Symposium to be held in Kisumu on 28 – 30 May 2014. The theme for this year’s symposium is, “Wildlife Hazards, Land use and Aviation Safety: Impact, challenges and opportunities for synergy.” The main objective of […]


Could Nairobi’s JKIA security upgrade enable direct U.S. flights?


A security upgrade at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) could potentially convince US authorities to allow direct commercial flights to Kenya. The US government has not approved direct flights in recent times citing security concerns with regards to Nairobi. The JKIA security project is intended to secure critical areas at the airport and will […]

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