Wednesday, 14 August 2013

JKIA fire update

Both local and international airlines fully resumed as of 11th August 2013 with the airport handling 19,919 passengers on that day. JKIA handles an average of 16000 passengers in a day; 67 international arrivals and 70 international departures operated in a day. All international airlines operating from JKIA have resumed operations with SN Brussels having been the last to resume operations. Swiss Airlines which was previously landing once a week has resumed it’s twice a week schedule.

All arriving international passengers are being cleared at fully operational tents which are also hosting essential services like port health, immigration, baggage collection area, customs and screening machines. Exit of passengers is via unit 3arrivals.

Much to the appreciation of the public, the president of Kenya opened up the presidential pavilion to be used by the in-coming passengers as well.


Safety of passengers has not been compromised by this event. Passenger screening areas are functional for ease of transfer of passengers. All other security checks in the airport are in place as usual. Enhanced signage in key areas is in place to assist passengers locate the various areas

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