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Kenya - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Greenfield Terminal - ESIA Report

03-Mar-2015

The initial design capacity of JKIA was to serve about 2.5 million passengers per year but over the years this capacity has been overshot to over 6.5 million passengers per year. The aircraft movement (ATM) has also increased to reach over 72,700 aircrafts per year and is predicted to reach over 195,000 aircrafts per year by the year 2030. The current cargo handling capacity is estimated at 252,000 tons having increased by over 50,000 tons over the last 7 years alone. The number of flights handled at the airport has also increased by almost 45% in 7 years. The above scenario calls for intervention measures to meet the current demand and provide for future growth. The interventions proposed are expected to increase the efficiency and capacity of the airport. The improvement could also hasten attainment of the Kenya Vision 2030. The government of Kenya is focused on upgrading and expanding aviation infrastructure, particularly at the JKIA. Investments at JKIA, the regional aviation hub, are one of the key activities towards Kenya Vision 2030 goals. Expansion of the facilities at JKIA has been geared towards enhancing capacity with the expansion programme partly involving development of a 2nd Runway with a matching new terminal. The new terminal is the proposed Green Field Terminal (GFT).The initial design capacity of JKIA was to serve about 2.5 million passengers per year but over the years this capacity has been overshot to over 6.5 million passengers per year. The aircraft movement (ATM) has also increased to reach over 72,700 aircrafts per year and is predicted to reach over 195,000 aircrafts per year by the year 2030. The current cargo handling capacity is estimated at 252,000 tons having increased by over 50,000 tons over the last 7 years alone. The number of flights handled at the airport has also increased by almost 45% in 7 years. The above scenario calls for intervention measures to meet the current demand and provide for future growth. The interventions proposed are expected to increase the efficiency and capacity of the airport. The improvement could also hasten attainment of the Kenya Vision 2030. The government of Kenya is focused on upgrading and expanding aviation infrastructure, particularly at the JKIA. Investments at JKIA, the regional aviation hub, are one of the key activities towards Kenya Vision 2030 goals. Expansion of the facilities at JKIA has been geared towards enhancing capacity with the expansion programme partly involving development of a 2nd Runway with a matching new terminal. The new terminal is the proposed Green Field Terminal (GFT).

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