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Wilson Airport

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Wilson Airport
A Cessna Caravan-208B on Wilson Airport's runaway
Airport typePublic, Civilian
OwnerKenya Airports Authority
LocationNairobi, Kenya
Hub for
  • ALS – Aircraft Leasing Service
  • Airkenya Express
  • Baracuda Airways
  • Fly-SAX
  • Safarilink Aviation
Elevation AMSL1,690 m / 5,546 ft
Coordinates01°19′12″S 36°48′54″E / 1.32000°S 36.81500°E / -1.32000; 36.81500 (Wilson Airport)
WIL is located in Kenya
Location of Wilson Airport in Kenya
Placement on map is approximate
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,463 4,798 Asphalt
14/32 1,560 5,052 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passenger numbers12.1 million [1]

Wilson Airport (IATA: WIL, ICAO: HKNW) is an airport in Nairobi, Kenya.[2] It operates flights to several airports within Kenya, while Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Moi International Airport which are the primary airports in Nairobi and Mombasa respectively, serve destinations both inside and outside Kenya.

Wilson Airport is located at an altitude of 5,546 feet (1,690 m) above sea level. It has two runways made of asphalt. Runway 1 has a length of 4,798 feet (1,462 m) and a width of 72 feet (22 m). Runway 2 has a length of 5,052 feet (1,540 m) and a width of 76 feet (23 m). The two runways have different headings, with Runway 1 heading 07/25 and Runway 2 heading 14/32.

References[change | change source]

  1. "KAA to rehabilitate Wilson Airport - People Daily". 29 November 2019.
  2. Mwaniki, Githae. "How Wilson Airport landed a place in history". Times Aerospace. Retrieved 3 May 2023.