JKIA's terminal 2 opens
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s new Terminal 2 is now operational.
The Kenya government has launched a state-of-the-art prefabricated terminal that has capacity to handle 2.5 million passengers every year, grants sufficient capacity to JKIA to handle current demand.
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 annually. The facility commissioned by the Head of State Uhuru Kenyatta, is a huge milestone in efforts towards expansion and modernization of JKIA.
It is expected to 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.
The new Terminal, which has international and domestic functions for both arriving and departing passengers, is currently serving all flight operations by Fly540 Aviation, Fly-SAX, Juba Airways and African Express Airways. Besides Terminal 2, and 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.