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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya

September 11th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK) formerly called Embakasi Airport and Nairobi International Airport, is Kenya's largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in East and Central Africa. It is the 7th busiest airport in Africa. The airport is named after the first Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta.

Kenyatta airport is located in Embakasi, a suburb to the south-west of Nairobi, Kenya. The airport is situated 15km from Nairobi's Central Business District, and at the edge of the city's built up area. The Mombasa Highway runs adjacent to the airport, and is the main route of access between Nairobi and the airport.

The airport is the main hub of Kenya Airways and Five Forty Aviation. Jomo Kenyatta airport is served by Runway 06/24. Runway 06 is ILS-equipped, and is used for take-offs and landings. The airport is served by one terminal building constructed in the 1970s. The former "Embakasi" terminal, now used for cargo and for a Kenya Air Force training facility, was constructed before the 1960s.

In 2006, the airport served over 4,400,000 passengers.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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