[9th August 2013]

LATEST UPDATE ON THE JKIA FIRE ACCIDENT

Following the damage experienced at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 7th August 2013 and subsequent closure of the Airport, the Government of the Republic of Kenya has expressed profound gratitude for the messages of solidarity and support received from friendly governments, International organisations and well-wishers around the world.

The Government has also provided the following update for use by visitors to Kenya and other travellers transiting through Kenya:

  1. The JKIA is now partially open and has been in operation since 16:30hrs local time on 7th August, 2013.
  2. All domestic flights to various airports within Kenya are operating out of the Kenya Airways (KQ) ACHL cargo terminal.
  3. All Cargo flights are now operating between 22.00hrs and 06.00hrs.
  4. Domestic departures Unit 3 at the JKIA has been converted into a temporary international facility for arrivals and departures.
  5. Unit 2 departures facility has been cleared for use by Kenya Airways from 8th August, 2013 so that other International airlines can use Unit 3 for both arrivals and departures.
  6. The Kenya Airways (KQ) was by yesterday operating at 35% capacity and other International airlines are allowed to operate into JKIA since midnight of August 8, 2013.
  7. KAA will continue to carry out periodic safety briefings to ensure that International safety and security standards are maintained at all times.
  8. All international and local passengers are assured that every effort possible is being taken to ensure their safety and security despite the considerable level of discomfort and delays that may ensue from the process.

9TH AUGUST, 2013

KENYA EMBASSY -TOKYO
TOKYO, JAPAN

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