Nairobi airport reopens for international flights

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By Zimbabwe Investor on August 8, 2013. No Comments

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LONDON (Zimbabwe Investor) – International flights have resumed landing and taking off from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, Kenya a day after fire gutted parts of the important terminal.

Kenya Airports Authority had undertaken to ensure international service would start a day after the arrivals section of the airport was destroyed by a fire which the United States of America’s FBI is now helping Kenya to investigate. The fire happened on the anniversary of the US embassy terrorist bombings in Kenya 15 years ago.

Around 250 flights take off and land at JKIA every day, regional aviation sources have said, adding that six million passengers used the airport last year. The airport is a vital transit hub linking Africa and the rest of the world.