President Kenyatta to Launch Terminal 2 at JKIA on Friday

President Kenyatta to Launch Terminal 2 at JKIA on Friday

The state-of-the-art prefabricated terminal will handle 2.5 million passengers annually.

The terminal’s additional capacity brings JKIA’s capacity to 7.5 million passengers annually, compared to the estimated 6.5 million passengers who go through the airport. 

Speaking when he unveiled plans to launch the terminal, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) acting Managing Director at Yatich Kangugo said that Friday’s commissioning of the facility is a huge milestone in efforts towards expansion and modernization of JKIA.

“The launch and coming to stream of this new Terminal 2 will significantly ease congestion at JKIA and deliver a better experience to passengers travelling through the airport. The additional capacity will also enhance JKIA’s capacity to effectively play its role as the gateway into the region,” said Mr. Kangugo.

 

Terminal 1A started operations last year

Terminal 2 sits on 10,000 square meters. Fly 540, Sax, Jubba and African Air Express are some of the airlines that have already been operating from the new station.

The terminal was installed at a cost of Ksh 1.7 billion. It will cater for both international arrivals and departures.

Besides Terminal 2, as part of the expansion and modernization of JKIA, KAA is also in the process of constructing Terminal 3 (formerly Greenfield Terminal), with an annual handling capacity of 20 million passengers.

Its first phase is expected to be complete by 2018. Terminal 1A that is dedicated to the exclusive use of national carrier Kenya Airways and its partners began operations last year.

The expansion and modernization of JKIA has been designated as a flagship project in Vision 2030, Kenya’s long term economic development blueprint.