The Airports in Kenya: – Visit Amazing Kenya

The Airports in Kenya

About the Kenyan Airports

There are 26 functional airports in Kenya. Physically the number is higher but we shall focus on the ones that are usable as of the year 2021. The airports are subdivided into two categories:

  1. International Airports: These are airports that have customs and border controls that allows movement of people and cargo from different countries
  2. Domestic Airports: These are airports that enables movement of People and goods within the country. They don’t have customs and border controls.

In this article we shall focus on the International Airports in Kenya

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International Airports in Kenya

Below is the list of the International Airports in Kenya

Eldoret International Airport (EDL)

Eldoret International Airport is located in Uasin Gishu County, 16 Kilometers from Eldoret Town along the Eldoret – Kisumu road. It was established in 1995, and it is being managed by the Kenya Airports Authority. The airport is mostly used by local airlines and a number of international cargo airlines.

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The IATA code for the airport is – EDL

Airlines that operate in Eldoret International Airport
  1. Jambo Jet 
  2. Fly 540
  3. SkyWard Express 
Facilities at the Airport
  • Taxi services are available
  • Banking Services
  • Restaurants 
Airports near Eldoret Airport
  • Kisumu international Airport
  • Kakamega Airport
  • Maasai Mara Airport  
Contacts for Eldoret International Airport

Landline 053-2061299/ 2063377/ 2063844

Mobile 0725536633 or  0712452180 or 0712452170-74

254-053-2061295

Kisumu International Airport – KIS

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Kisumu International Airport is located in Kisumu County, which is in the western part of Kenya near Lake Victoria. The Airport is approximately 7km from Kisumu City Centre along the Kisumu-Busia highway.

Kisumu airport was initially developed mainly for military use. This was during the Second World War period. Kisumu airport was set up strategically to support amphibian type of aircraft landing in the neighboring Lake Victoria during this period. The airport has since been upgraded to international status. The airport serves the regional flight.

The IATA code for the airport is – KIS

Airlines that operate in Kisumu International Airport
  1. Kenya Airways  
  2. Jambo Jet 
  3. Fly 540
  4. Air Kenya 
  5. Safarilink
Facilities at the Airport
  • Taxi services are available
  • Car hire Services
  • Shuttle Services
  • Banking Services
  • Forex Services
  • Restaurants 
Airports near Kisumu Airport
  • Eldoret international Airport
  • Kakamega Airport
  • Maasai Mara Airport 
Contacts for Kisumu International Airport

Landline 057 – 2531186/057 – 2524399

Mobile +254 728 765349/ +254 728 765360/1

254-057-2021857

Moi International Airport – Mombasa – MBA

Moi International Airport is the second largest international airport in Kenya. The Airport is named after the second president of Kenya. It handles tremendous traffic with more than eighteen airlines flying directly to and from Europe. It also offers connections to over twenty cities in the region. Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya.

The airport is located in Port Reitz area near the Mombasa port area. It can be accessed via the bypass from SGR -Train (Madaraka Express) – Mombasa terminal or Via Changamwe route from Mombasa CBD. The airport is approximately 10 Kms from Mombasa CBD.

The IATA code for the airport is – MBA

Airlines that operate in Moi International Airport – Mombasa
  1. Kenya Airways
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Turkish Airlines
  4. KLM
  5. Ethiopian Airlines
  6. NEOS Air
  7. Estelar
  8. Eurowings Discover
  9. TUI Fly
  10. 748 Air Services
  11. Fly540
  12. Jambojet
  13. RwandAir
  14. Safarilink Aviation
  15. Skyward Express
  16. Uganda Airlines
Facilities at the Airport

Being near Mombasa City, there are so many facilities around this airport. We shall just mention a few within the airport.

  • Taxi services are available including online taxis.
  • Car hire Services
  • Shuttle Services
  • Banking Services
  • Forex Services
  • Restaurants 
  • Train Station Nearby – SGR Mombasa Terminal
  • Hotels and serviced apartments nearby.
Airports near Mombasa Airport
  • Ukunda Airport
  • Malindi Airport
  • Vipingo Airport 
  • Tanga Airport – Tanzania
  • Pemba Island Airport – Tanzania
Contacts for Moi International Airport – Mombasa

Fixed Line/ Land line: +254 (0)20 3577058, +254 (0)20 3577052, +254 (0)20 3577057,

0203577051

Mobile Contacts: +254 726 318515 or +254 726 318516

Additional Mobile Contacts: +254 726 318517 or +254 727 417791

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – JKIA – NBO

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport abbreviated as JKIA, is the largest airport in Kenya and the region (East and Central Africa)  as well. The airport is named after the first president of Kenya – Jomo Kenyatta, Father to the fourth President – Uhuru Kenyatta. Formerly Known as Embakasi Airport and Nairobi International Airport, is Kenya’s largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in East Africa.

The Airport is located approximately 17 Kms from the Nairobi CBD. It is in Embakasi Area, off Mombasa road within Nairobi County. Currently Mombasa road is under construction – the construction works for Nairobi Expressway. The construction is aimed at easing the traffic on the busy Mombasa Road.

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JKIA is said to be Africa’s premier hub and ideal gateway into and out of East and Central Africa. The airport serves over 40 passenger airlines and 25 cargo airlines.

The IATA code for the airport is – NBO

Airlines that operate in JKIA
  1. Kenya Airways
  2. Jambojet
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. 748 Air Services
  5. Taquan Air
  6. Astral Aviation
  7. RwandAir
  8. Fly540
  9. Precision Air
  10. Ethiopian Airlines
  11. Turkish Airlines
  12. Uganda Airlines
  13. Saudia Airline
  14. Air Arabia
  15. Emirates
  16. Lufthansa
  17. Jeju Air
  18. Air France
  19. British Airways
  20. Skyward Express
  21. Daallo Airline
  22. South African Airways
  23. Air India
  24. Azur Air
  25. Etihad
  26. KLM
  27. Martinair
  28. Singapore Airlines
  29. Allied Air
  30. EgyptAir
  31. Malawian Airlines
  32. Srilankan Airlines
  33. African Express Airways
  34. Jubba Airways
  35. Fast Jet
  36. China Southern Airline
  37. Air Mauritius
  38. Cargolux
  39. Fly Sax
  40. Azman Air
Facilities at the Airport

Being near Nairobi CBD, there are so many facilities around this airport. We shall just mention a few within the airport.

  • Taxi services are available including online Taxis
  • Long term Parking Services
  • Car hire Services
  • Shuttle Services
  • Banking Services
  • Forex Services
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and serviced apartments nearby.
Airports near JKIA
  • Wilson Airport
  • Nanyuki Airport
  • Amboseli National Park Airport 
Contacts for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – JKIA
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Postal Adress; P.O Box 19001 (00501) Nairobi Kenya

Land Line: +254-020-6822111/6611000/6612000

Mobile: +254 722 205 061/2/3/4/5/6/7/8

Email: talk2us@kaa.go.ke

Wilson Airport – WIL

Wilson Airport is located in Langata area in Nairobi City. It is along Langata road, approximately 6 km from the Nairobi CBD. The airport was initially known as Nairobi Aerodrome but it was re-named Wilson airport after Ms Florence Wilson.  

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Wilson is an international airport but mostly serves local flights to most local destinations. It also serves regional flights to the neighboring countries. It is considered as a modern hub of General Aviation in East and Central Africa. Wilson Airport is one of the busiest airports in terms of aircraft movement in East and Central Africa.

The IATA code for the airport is – WIL

Airlines that operate in Wilson Airport
  1. Safarilink
  2. Air Kenya 
  3. Mombasa Air Safari
  4. Skyward Express
  5. Executive Airlines
  6. Far Eastern Air
  7. Fly SAX
Facilities at the Airport

Being near Nairobi CBD, there are so many facilities around this airport. We shall just mention a few within the airport.

  • Taxi services are available including online Taxis
  • Car hire Services
  • Shuttle Services
  • Banking Services
  • Forex Services
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and serviced apartments nearby.
Airports near Wilson Airport
  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – JKIA
  • Nanyuki Airport
  • Amboseli National Park Airport 
Contacts for Wilson Airport

+254 724 256837 or  +254 724 255343

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