According to a airport-technology.com, Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is officially commencing a new prefabricated terminal to handle an additional 2.5 million passengers annually.
The new terminal was constructed by a Chinese firm, and is designed to ease passengers’ congestion at the airport. The 10,000m2 terminal is already being used by Fly 540, Sax, Jubba and African Air Express, among other airlines.
The Terminal which serves both international arrivals and departures, and increases JKIA’s capacity to 7.5 million passengers annually is said to have cost around $180m.
KAA is also constructing Terminal 3 that will have an estimated handling capacity of 20 million passengers. The first phase of construction is expected to be completed by 2018. Dubbed as the Greenfield Terminal, it will be the largest terminal in Africa. The cost of the construction of the terminal is estimated to be around $645m.
At completion, the terminal will contain 60 check-in positions, 32 air bridges and eight remote gates along with an automated baggage handling commercial retail centre.
The airport is named after Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president and prime minister.