Expansion of Malindi Airport Currently Underway

Kenya Airports Authority would like to announce that Phase 1 of Land acquisition for the expansion of Malindi Airport is now in its final stages. This phase entailed the acquisition of 25 hectares. We have completed the transfer of funds to National Land Commission who will undertake and facilitate the land compensation.

Malindi Airport currently occupies 100.6 Hectares and needs a minimum of 259 hectares to extend the runway and ensure security and safety of the Airport. Phase 2 will acquire additional land for the extension of main runway 17/35 from the current 1.4 Km to 2.5km. This will allow direct flights from Europe.

Kenya Airports Authority has procured a surveyor who is on the ground to carry out sensitization and determine how it will affect the demography of the area.This is part of Phase 2 of Malindi Airport expansion which entails the acquisition of approximately 130 hectares. We have also been in successful consultations with Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KERRA) on the diversion of the Malindi – Salagate Rd, to allow for the extension of the runway.

The ongoing works at Malindi Airport which include the extension of the Apron, the upgrade of the security perimeter fence and the expansion of the car park to accommodate 51 more vehicle is 70% complete. Full completion is scheduled for end of January 2017.

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