In Summary
  • The government wants to end over-reliance on JKIA, said CS Macharia.

  • He said that funds have been set aside for satellite airports such as Malindi, Suneka and Lokichoggio to be expanded.

  • Mr Macharia praised the KCAA’s role in having Kenya granted Category One status by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Five airports are set for expansion to accommodate more passengers, whose tally hit an all-time high of 10 million this year.

The targeted airports are Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which handles 7.5 million passengers annually, Moi, Kisumu, Eldoret and Isiolo.

Speaking Thursday at the East African School of Aviation’s fourth graduation ceremony in Nairobi, at which he was the chief guest, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia tasked the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to play a lead role in boosting aviation infrastructure and policy.

The government wants to end over-reliance on JKIA, said the CS, adding that funds have been set aside for satellite airports such as Malindi, Suneka and Lokichoggio to be expanded.

“We want to spread out the network to get more passengers,” said Mr Macharia.

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