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Nairobi Airport Information

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, (IATA: NBO) formerly called Embakasi Airport and Nairobi International Airport, is Kenya's largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in Eastern Africa. It is the 6th busiest airport in Africa. The airport is named after the first Kenyan prime minister and president Jomo Kenyatta.

Kenyatta airport is located in Embakasi, a suburb to the south-east of Nairobi. The airport is situated 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) 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.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s terminal has three units that cater for both arrivals and departures. Units 1 and 2 are mainly used for international flights whereas unit 3 is mainly used for domestic flights.

Banking facilities, taxis, car hire, tour operators and hotel booking offices are conveniently situated at the arrival areas. A scheduled bus service to and from the town center is available at unit 1 and 2 bus stops.

Simba restaurant is situated in the 5th floor of the main central building. There is a cafeteria operated by Home Park in unit 1, a restaurant and pub in unit 2, a cafeteria and snack bar in unit 3 and an international arrival hall – all operated by NAS. Beverage and soft drink vending machines are strategically placed in each unit.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Jomo Kenyatta International Airport:

  • African Express Airways
  • Air Madagascar
  • British Airways
  • Fly540
  • Iberworld
  • KLM
  • Kenya Airways
  • Monarch Airlines
  • Precision Air
  • Sudan Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways

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