All set for Ksh.7B renovation of Mombasa airport


Moi International Airport in Mombasa. PHOTO | COURTESY
Moi International Airport in Mombasa. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • The project, which will cost Ksh.7 billion, is funded by the French Development Agency and Kenya Airports Authority.
  • The funding will be used to upgrading sections of the Moi International Airport which is the second busiest airport after Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
  • The works will include rehabilitation of the Airside Pavements and the Airfield Ground Lighting System at the facility.

Moi International Airport in Mombasa is set for a two year renovation.

The project, which will cost Ksh.7 billion, is funded by the French Development Agency and Kenya Airports Authority.

The funding will be used to upgrading sections of the Moi International Airport which is the second busiest airport after Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

The works will include rehabilitation of the Airside Pavements and the Airfield Ground Lighting System at the facility.

The funding from the French government represents 93 percent support, with the rest coming from the Kenyan government.

The rehabilitation of the airside pavements last took place in 1994. The new works is expected to add at least 20 years to the lifespan of the pavement

Most recent statistics from KAA indicate that both passenger and flight arrivals at the airport have significantly increased. In September the airport handled 120, 949 passengers while 2,378 flights landed at the coastal city airport.

The airport also handles more than eighteen airlines flying directly to and from Europe. It also offers connections to over twenty cities in the region. The project will take approximately 24 months.

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