Kenya has always been rated as one of the third world or developing countries in the world. Kenya however has some positives that we can brag about.
Some of them being the skyrocketing economy since the reign of the president Mwai Kibaki who took the steering from the ex president Daniel Arap Moi. In Kenya, there is one of the top rated airports in Africa, the Jomo Kenyatta international airport. No wonder the supreme JKIA has topped our list today. Here are the top Kenyan airports;
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Its found in Nairobi, the airport has over 40 passenger airlines and 25 cargo airlines.It has gained its place as the busiest airport not only in Kenya but also in East Africa.
It is Kenya’s largest aviation facility.It has one runway which is 60 meters wide and 4.2 kilometers long. The airport serves more than 6,000,000 passengers per year.It was recently named the Best Improved African Airport.
Moi International Airport
It is located in the coastal city of Mombasa.It is the second largest airport in Kenya.It is named after the second president of Kenya Daniel Moi. It has two runways.
Runway 1 is 3.35 kilometers long while Runway 2 measures 1.26 kilometers. Runway one is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS).
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Kisumu International Airport
The airport is located in Kisumu County. It is the third largest airport in Kenya and the busiest in Western Kenya. The airport was expanded in 2011 at a cost of about Sh3 billion.
The expansion included building of a new terminal and extension of the runway from 2 kilometers to 3.3 kilometers.After the expansion the airport can handle 700 passengers per hour translating to 2,000,000 passengers a year. The airport can also handle large-capacity passenger and cargo airport.
It is located 5 kilometers south of Nairobi.Wilson Airport is mainly used for domestic flights with light air crafts. It is used for cargo transport and to fly passengers to popular tourist attractions in Kenya.It has flights to Tanzania,Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It is located in Lamu and was upgraded to an airport in 2015. The airport has two runways measuring 1000m in length and 18m in width. The second runway is unpaved and measures 931m long and 14m wide.
It is part of the ambitious LAPSSET (Lamu Port and Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport) corridor together with Isiolo and Lake Turkana International airports.
Isiolo International Airport
The Airport was launched in July 2017 by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. It has a 2.5 kilometer runway and has capacity to handle 125,000 passengers annually.
It also has the capacity to handle big air crafts like Boeing 737s.The airport is the first international airport of Northern Kenya and is a flagship of Kenya’s Vision 2030.