New arrival terminal exclusively for Kenya Airways and partner airlines
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is this week set to operationalize the new terminal 1A arrivals function at the Jomo Kenya International Airport (JKIA).
The state of the art arrivals terminal, that is exclusively for use by Kenya Airways and its partner airlines has a capacity to handle a one-way peak hour traffic of 1,125 arriving passengers; it is equipped with two passenger-boarding bridges and 3 arrival belts with ability to handle 1,920 bags per hour.
Ag. Managing Director at KAA, Mr. Yatich Kagungo said that the commissioning of the new facility is a key milestone in the authority’s efforts to expand and modernize JKIA with the goal of enhancing customer experience.
“Terminal 1A will further stamp the position of JKIA as the main hub in the region. It will massively improve the experience of customers at JKIA, besides guaranteeing operational efficiency, boosting security by separating departing and arriving passengers, and improved quality of service to airport users,” said Mr. Kagungo.
The new terminal has been designed to allow free flowing movement of passengers in a spacious environment; and a clear division between arriving, departing and transiting passengers with clear signage to ensure all passengers get to where they need to be with minimum delay.
Terminal 1A has a capacity to handle 2.5 million passengers annually.