Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport

Uwanja Wa Ndege Wa Jomo Kenyatta
Airport typeJoint (Civil and Military)
OperatorKenya Airports Authority
ServesNairobi Metropolitan Region
LocationEmbakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Hub for
Elevation AMSL1,624 m / 5,330 ft
Coordinates01°19′07″S 36°55′33″E / 1.31861°S 36.92583°E / -1.31861; 36.92583Coordinates: 01°19′07″S 36°55′33″E / 1.31861°S 36.92583°E / -1.31861; 36.92583
NBO is located in Kenya
Location within Kenya
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 4,117 13,507 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft Movements92,000 [1]
Economic Impact1.1% of GDP ($781 Million / KES 7.8 Billion)[2]
Latitude and longitude provided by Kenya Airports Authority

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK), is an international airport in Nairobi, the capital of and largest city in Kenya. Located in the Embakasi suburb 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Nairobi's central business district, the airport has scheduled flights to destinations in over 50 countries.[3] Originally named Embakasi Airport, the airport's name was changed in 1978 to honour Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president and prime minister. The airport served over 7 million passengers in 2016,[4] making it the seventh busiest airport in passenger traffic in Africa.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Passenger and Cargo Traffic-April 2018". Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  2. "JKIA's Contribution to economy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. "Jomo Kenyatta, Nairobi (NBO) flight index". Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. "JKIA passenger numbers hit record high". Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  5. "AfroVisual Data "Africa's Top 10 Busiest Airports in 2016"". Retrieved 5 May 2017.