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.