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Old July 1st, 2009, 10:05 AM   #61
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Hey, don't be a typical kenyan who jumps in conclusions just about everything. Anyway for your info, the project was divided into phases and I believe the first phase has already being complete that is expansions of aprons and taxi ways. I guess you expect to see the changes on the passenger terminals but I suppose this changes are on the last phase of the project. So it;s wrong to say nothing has been done but its correct to say that there have been delays. Just be patient. Delay does not mean denial.
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Hey, don't be a typical kenyan who jumps in conclusions just about everything. Anyway for your info, the project was divided into phases and I believe the first phase has already being complete that is expansions of aprons and taxi ways. I guess you expect to see the changes on the passenger terminals but I suppose this changes are on the last phase of the project.
Any pics of the completed first phase?

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So it;s wrong to say nothing has been done but its correct to say that there have been delays. Just be patient. Delay does not mean denial.
Unfortunately kenya airways and others airlines in kenya can't afford to be patient. Ethiopan airlines already got a new modern terminal in Addis _and_ a second runway. All Mu-hohoho-ho can manage is new aprons and taxiways and a promise of terminal expansion (not even a new terminal...).
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 08:12 AM   #63
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Any pics of the completed first phase?
This is a recent pic taken over JKIA:



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- To the left, the apron has been extended, to be able to accommodate extra airline parking.
- At the left hand side of the pic, there is a taxiway with yellow markings. That's a recent addition to improve traffic flow.

- At the bottom of the pic, you can see an area that has been left for the new terminal arm:


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Old July 22nd, 2009, 08:17 AM   #64
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This Google Earth satellite image shows you what the Terminal Apron looked like before:

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 11:51 AM   #65
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Any pics of the completed first phase?



Unfortunately kenya airways and others airlines in kenya can't afford to be patient. Ethiopan airlines already got a new modern terminal in Addis _and_ a second runway. All Mu-hohoho-ho can manage is new aprons and taxiways and a promise of terminal expansion (not even a new terminal...).
Point is, there is progress. Its just not fast enough for most of us. I guess JKIA needed to expand the current terminal first. Obviously, the number of passengers will increase and we will soon need another terminal.
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Thanx SE9 for the updates. I cant wait to see the new terminal arm go up.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 12:06 PM   #67
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Good Day All!

I wonder if you could let me know the latest update for the airport? Have they started Phase 2 yet? And why were there delays? The photo of construction was great! And "bravo" to the person who took that photo out of the window of the plane.
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Here's a pic I took of the new aircraft parking section shortly before takeoff.

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Old September 24th, 2009, 05:02 AM   #71
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JKIA expansion project enters second phase (update)

Expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) enters its second phase in November this year, officials at Kenya Airports Authority have disclosed.
"This will involve construction of a new terminal and parking space at the airport. Tendering has been done and we are in the process of finalising evaluation of the bids," Mr Philemon Chamwada, Kenya Airports Authority project manager said. Work in this phase is expected to take 21 months until August 2011, at an estimated cost of Sh5 billion.
It follows completion of the first phase, which involved construction of the airport’s apron, and other civil works.
Vehicles at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport parking. The first expansion phase involved the construction of a new apron, taxiways and an extended fuel hydrant system.
When rehabilitation is complete in December 2013, the airport will increase its passenger handling capacity from 2.5 million to 9.3 million passengers.

"We shall also increase parking space for passenger aircraft from 23 to 37 planes, and slots for cargo planes from three to eight," said Chamwada.
Currently, JKIA has five cargo facilities with a capacity to handle 200,000 tonnes of cargo annually, and an animal holding facility, which occupies 4,318.95ft.
Rehabilitation of terminals
The cargo facilities are Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited, Transglobal Cargo Centre, Nairobi Cargo Centre and Cargo Service Centre. The final phase of expansion work at JKIA will involve rehabilitation of terminals one, two and three as well as the arrival building.
"Tender documents for this are still being designed. We expect work to commence in March next year," said Chamwada.
JKIA is one of the largest airports in East and Central Africa, served by 49 scheduled airlines and direct flight connections to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and other African countries.
While expansion begun three years ago, the project meant to address capacity and other operational constraints has been painfully slow.
Completed is the first phase, which was undertaken by China Wu Yi, a Chinese company —at a cost of Sh2.6 billion.
It involved construction of a new apron, taxiways and an extended fuel hydrant system associated with the proposed unit 4 terminal building.
The new apron (remote parking) is already in use and the whole apron can be used to park planes.
Officials at Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) have in the past attributed delays in completion of work to late delivery of crucial equipment and frequent shortage of cement.
Revenues down
Expansion of JKIA is happening when the global financial crisis and recession has cut down passengers coming through the airport, thereby affecting its revenues.
A marked reduction in charter flights to Mombasa has also been recorded, as tourism suffers effects of global recession.
An estimated 34 airlines with over 120 flights use JKIA daily, making it the largest aviation facility in the country.
Other facilities run by KAA include Wilson, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi, Lokicchogio, Wajir, Manda and Ukunda.



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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #72
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Chinese firm wins airport expansion tender

A tender to build the second phase of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in its expansion and modernisation plan has been awarded to China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Company (CATIC).

The China based company was awarded the contract in September 2009 at a cost of Sh4 billion and is expected to begin construction of the new terminal four and a multi storey car park next month to be completed in 21 months.

The project is expected to cost a total of Sh5.4 billion ($73 million).

On Thursday, CATIC presented the management of Kenya Airports Authority, the custodians of airports in the country, the performance bond obtained from Kenya Commercial Bank and the projected work scheduled.

“We got good value for money with this contract. We also hope to have started the third phase by mid next year with the tenders going out early next year,” said Mr George Muhoho, the managing director of Kenya Airways Authority (KAA).

CATIC is a Chinese state owned enterprise that was established in 1980 and is affiliated to China National Aero Technology Import & Export Corporation whose core business is in the aviation sector.


Already KAA has secured all the needed funding to see through the full expansion and modernisation plans for JKIA, which began over three years ago.
“With these funds there is no reason we should not complete the expansion of the airport now,” Muhoho said.

Phase one of the project, which was completed last year, saw the airport increase its aircraft parking space and add two taxiways at a cost of Sh3 billion.

The second phase will see JKIA boast a new terminal and parking space increased with the construction of a three storey car park to accommodate 1,500 cars.

Phase three, expected to cost $95 million (Sh7 billion), will involve the expansion and renovation of current terminals with the construction of another floor that will enable the separation of incoming and outgoing passengers.

However, by the time the upgrade of the airport is done the government will have to immediately start looking at a further expansion or a totally new airport as its expected to reach maximum capacity by 2018.

The new airport upgrade was expected to see the airport handle 10 million passengers by 2024 this was however revised to 2018 following the massive growth of Nairobi as a hub and the expansion of Kenya Airways in the region.

The project is part of the improvement of the Northern Corridor, a major artery for Kenya and its neighbours.

Along with JKIA, Kisumu and Wilson airport are also undergoing various rehabilitation projects.
Currently Kisumu airport is undergoing expansion to make it an international airport with the project expected to be completed by mid next year.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 05:37 AM   #73
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new terminal for Lamu airstrip

Air Uganda has become the latest international airline to fly directly into Mombasa from its Entebbe hub.
The move heralds a new era of air connectivity between landlocked Uganda and Mombasa, which is an important business corridor for many Ugandan entrepreneurs.
Air Uganda will operate three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays.
"Following extensive market research, we have started this service, which will boost regional tourism and business," Air Uganda Head of Sales and Marketing, Jeniffer Musiime, said, after the inaugural direct flight touched down at the Moi International airport on Tuesday.
The Air Uganda aircraft, an MD 87 with a capacity of 99 passengers, brought 25 passengers, and left after a 30-minute turn-around.
Incoming flight
On board the incoming flight were six travel agents, who will be sampling Kenyan Coast tourist attractions at the Leisure Lodge and Golf Resort, Sarova Taita Hills, and Salt Lick Lodges. A group of Kenyan travel agents flew out to Uganda on the return flight for a similar mission.
Meanwhile, Kenya Airports Authority will invest Sh140 million in the construction of a state of the art terminal building at the Lamu airstrip.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 10:39 AM   #74
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Systems upgrade to ease congestion at airports

By Luke Anami

Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) has began installing the first ever self-service check-in system at two of the country’s three international airports.

The move is set to ease passenger processing at the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports.

KAA Managing Director George Muhoho announced the installation of the Common User Terminal Equipment (Cute) and the Common Use Self Service (Cuss) systems at the two gateways.

The systems, designed by Sita — an aviation information and technology specialist company — is billed at $26.7 million (Sh2.1 billion).

"The shift to self-service and the adoption of Sita’s common-use technology will allow KAA to maximise the capacity at the airports and manage peak hours smoothly and more efficiently," Muhoho said when he signed a contract between KAA and Sita yesterday.

Increase traffic

"These systems will enable airlines use same airport gates, desks and workstations, which in turn increase the volume of traffic that can be accommodated by the infrastructure."

The installation of the new system will benefit 37 airlines using the airports.

Muhoho said the self-service kiosks will make the airports self-sufficient as no terminal will be dedicated to a given counter and airline as is currently the case.

He said the Cute system facilitates communication between the check-in counter and the airline systems, making it easier and faster for passengers to board their flights.

Further, the systems enable luggage identification for each bag through the Baggage Sortation Message (BSM) system.

"A passenger can electronically confirm whether the luggage is on board. In case it is not, the system can inform the whereabouts of the same," Muhoho said.

The Cute system also prints the tags attached to the bag at multiple points in the journey.

Sita would also manage and upgrade the system in a 10-year contract starting this month.

In the agreement, Sita will collect revenue through the system, and remit a certain percentage to KAA.

The upgrade brings Kenya’s international airports at par with others in South Africa and Europe.

Sam Munda, Sales Director, Sita’s Sub-Saharan Africa said the systems will reduce pressure on airport operators during peak periods.

"Some three million passengers will have a quicker start to journeys in Nairobi and Mombasa," Munda said, when he signed the contract on behalf of Sita.

He said the system reduces the cost of business for airlines in an economy that is facing financial strain.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #75
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Kenya has reached a Sh9.8 billion financing deal with the French government to help instal key security and other operation equipment at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) which is undergoing expansion.

France's foreign secretary in-charge of trade, Mrs Anne Marie IDRAC, said on Wednesday the funding would be channelled through her government's development assistance arm, Agence Francaise Development (AFD), and the equipment upgrade and installation done by public limited company, Aeroports de Paris.

"The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) will shortly sign an agreement with AFD over the financing of the airport operation and security equipment," she told a news conference in Nairobi.

JKIA is currently being expanded and modernised through a multi-faceted programme to help it handle large fleet and comply with preferred international safety standards.

Phase one of the project, which was completed in late 2008, saw the airport increase its aircraft parking space and add two taxiways at a cost of Sh3 billion.

The second phase will see JKIA boast a new terminal and parking space increased with the construction of a three storey car park to accommodate 1,500 cars.

The tender for second phase was awarded to Chinese firm, China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Company (CATIC) in September 2009 at a cost of Sh4 billion.

Phase three, expected to cost $95 million (Sh7 billion), will involve the expansion and renovation of current terminals with the construction of another floor that will enable the separation of incoming and outgoing passengers.

Apart from the airport deal, Mrs IDRAC said her government was also keen on helping Kenya improve her key infrastructure facilities such as ports and green energy establishments.
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Airports Authority to spend Sh1.6b on JKIA expansion

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Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has unveiled a Sh1.6 billion project to expand the existing cargo terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to handle more freighters.

The project will see the authority increase the aircraft parking area, car park and access roads in the face of increasing role of the airport in the movement of air cargo on the continent.

According to the outgoing Managing Director George Muhoho, JKIA is currently one of the leading airports in cargo business in Africa, and is growing in popularity.

He said the project would increase capacity of the freight terminal by providing additional parking stands for five wide body aircraft and a parking area for 180 extra vehicles.

"When complete, the expanded cargo terminal will bring the total area under freighting business to 90,000 square metres," Muhoho said.

Muhoho said the demand for higher capacity had risen tremendously, with a higher number of cargo freighters expressing a keen interest to operate out of Nairobi.

He added that due its strategic location, especially in the Great Lakes Region, several European, North American and Asian freighters, consider JKIA the ideal base for their operation as they seek to grow their transport business in Africa.

Export businesses

"This is in addition to the fact that Kenya has also registered a rise in the number of companies engaging in export businesses, primarily targeting Europe and the Middle East. As a result JKIA has become the second largest cargo airport in Africa," Muhoho said.

He noted that even after development, JKIA would still have sufficient space for future expansion.

The expanded cargo area is expected to accommodate large aircrafts and provide sufficient space for freight handling. In addition, all cargo warehouses are directly connected to cargo aircrafts.

Warehouses will have large and long canopies on both sides to shorten the cargo flow and realise the high quality of cargo handling.

JKIA has five cargo facilities with a capacity to handle 200,000 tonnes of cargo annually, and an animal holding facility, which occupies 4,318.95ft.

They include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (KAHL), Transglobal Cargo Centre, Nairobi Cargo Centre, and Cargo Service Centre.
Yet another expansion plan without any sign when it will happen
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:52 PM   #77
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I love the plans for it, the crescent apron looks like it will improve parking for the planes, and just the setting in general is beautiful.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:15 PM   #78
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KENYA RECEIVES 15.5 BILLION SHILLING FUNDING FOR UPGRADING OF NAIROBI'S AIRPORT
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NAIROBI, June 22 (NNN-KBC) -- The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French development agency, Agence Francaise de Développement, will provide Kenya with 15.5 billion shillings (about 186 million USD) for the upgrading of Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The money will be used to build a new terminal building, parking lot and taxiways. Alongside the overall funding for the airport, the EIB Monday formally launched a 6.0 million USD support programme to minimise disruptions during the upgrading and rehabilitation work at the airport's passenger facility.

The grant from the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund will be used to provide technical assistance, capacity building and environmental support for the airport upgrading project.
The EIB had agreed last year to co-finance the JKIA upgrading project and will provide 93 million USD.

Agence Francaise de Developpement will also provide 93 million USD for the airport upgrading scheme.

S. M. Gichuki, the Managing Director of kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said the KAA as an airport operator must continually develop the country's aviation infrastructure to not only cope with demand and capacity constraints but serve as a catalyst for the country's economic prosperity by adequately serving all customers at world class standards.

"Indeed the reason why we are here today is to sign of these important financial agreements to enable us fulfil our mandate to the aviation sector," he said at the signing ceremony here Monday.

Speaking at the ceremony at the JKIA, EIB Vice-President Plutarchos Sakellaris said: "The European Investment Bank is financing the upgrading of JKIA as part of our wider strategy of investing in key infrastructure across Africa.

"This will provide an efficient transport link that acts as a key building block for strong economic growth in Kenya. Successful completion of the project, and ensuring minimal inconvenience for passengers, will benefit East Africa's leading transport hub and improve links to the wider world."

Jean-Pierre Marcelli, the Director of the Francaise de Developement Nairobi office said: "Through the financing of the JKIA Expansion Program, AFD intends to contribute to Kenya's and the EAC economic growth and to enhance competitiveness of the region.

"In Kenya, air transport is a key issue for channelling hard currencies coming from tourism and high-value exports for perishable goods, notably flowers and vegetables. This investment will be profitable for all the users and customers of the airport."

The technical assistance grant, from the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund, will help ensure a smooth transition of airport operations during the rehabilitation of Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and the arrivals hall, as well as the construction of the new Terminal 4.

Specialist consultants will co-ordinate expansion of the existing terminal to ensure minimal disruption to passengers, airlines and airport operations.

The current airport was originally designed for an annual capacity of 2.5 million passengers, and presently handles almost double that volume, leading to difficulties in meeting international customer service standards.

The proposed project will increase design capacity to 9.3 million annual passengers and providing improved security that comply with International Civil Aviation Authority ICAO) standards.

Sakellaris is currently on a three-day visit to Kenya to see other initiatives funded by the European Investment Bank including the Olkaria Geothermal power plant and other projects.

The European Investment Bank delegation will also be meeting President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, other senior government ministers and business leaders.

The World Bank will also contribute 18 million USD for the airport upgrading project.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #79
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First, I think this should be dedicated to the topic of the thread, the airport.

Who knows at what stage the developments are at? Any pictures of that? They are taking so long or they are being implemented so slowly or is it just me who is in a rush? Let us see movement in growth upwards fellow citizens. This has been like dormant for a while now.
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We just here of these announcements of large sums of money being allocated to the airport expansion, where is the second runway? where are the developments so far. So far I have heard of the French development bank, the world bank, the KAA, the government, the EIB, etc allocating lots of money but where is the evidence for the resources allocated? The monies would even build a large new airport, so why not do that in another location? or join them up somehow?
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