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Update on Kenya Airways flights

07 August 2013, 14:31

Nairobi -  Kenya Airways have confirmed that their passengers, staff are all safe and sound following the ealry morning fire that engulfed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday morning.

In a statement, Titus Naikuni, the CEO of Kenya Airways said that although the airport was closed indefinately, Kenya Airways management is working closely with The Kenya Airports Authority management and senior government authorities to see how they can resume some operations at the earliest convenience.

As JKIA remains closed, the flights that were expected into JKIA have been diverted to Moi International Airport- Mombasa. Kenya Airways availed the timetable below of the affected flights :-

Flights diverted from Nairobi to Mombasa:-

flights        Origin            Airport of Diversion         Customers onboard

  KQ311      Dubai               MOMBASA                            220

  KQ117     Amsterdam        MOMBASA                            312

  KQ331     Jeddah              MOMBASA                            110

  KQ203     Bombay             MOMBASA                            229

  KQ863     HKG/DXB            MOMBASA                            209

Flights that have safely landed at JKIA and passengers cleared from the airport premises:-


Flight Number             Origin                 Number of customers


KQ765                        JOBURG                               100

KQ466                        BJM/KIGALI                           39

KQ221                        DELHI                                   67

KQ101                        LONDON                              312

KQ625                        MOMBASA                            83

KQ887                        BANGKOK                            205

KQ732                       LUSAKA/LILONGWE               48

KQ417                       ENTEBBE                              71


Naikuni went on to add that travellers who were on transit and were stranded at JKIA are being taken care of and have been checked into various hotels in Nairobi. Meanwhile an information centre for departing passengers has been set up at the domestic terminals to avail real time information and assistance to those affected.
Kenya Airways also have a contact centre and Naikuni requested passengers to contact them and or visit any of our Kenya Airways sales offices worldwide in case of enquiries or an update on their flights.

The other passengers whose planes were rerouted to Mombasa have been given the option of coming to Nairobi by road, and alreadytwo hundred of them are enroute.

More information shall be provided about the airports in Eldoret and Kisumu.

- News24


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