Jan, 8th 2021 – Kenya airports authority has embarked on a renovation project, to upgrade Jommo Kenyatta International Airport, terminal 1B and 1C. Passengers have therefore been requested to arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before their flight departures.
A statement from the authorities says that the 12 month airport development project, which is estimated to cost sh963 million, aims to refurbish the departure holes to improve the check in, security screening, retail operations as well as passenger lounge experience.
KAA acting managing director and CEO Alex Gitari, says once completed the newly renovated light filled departure terminals will deliver modern amenities that will give travelers a memorable experience.
Gitari said, “There refurbishment and facelift of the T1B & 1C aim to align the passenger experience in these terminals to match what is offered at T1A.”
He added, “The remodeling project is an integral part of the ongoing JKIA Customer Service Improvement Plan (CSIP) which was formulated from feedback from our stakeholders and customers.”
The newly renovated light-filled departure terminals once completed will ease passenger flow and increase efficiency due to centralization of security procedures.
In the recent years, KAA has cancelled a number of projects including construction of the second runway and Green field terminal. Delay with expansion of JKIA comes at a time when regional countries are reconstructing their airports to attract global airlines.
Currently, expansion of Tanzania’s main airport is on course.