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Airport lounges becoming a key tool in the fight for market share

New Jomo Kenyatta International Airport terminal Airport lounges becoming a key tool in the fight for market share

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - When the new Jomo Kenyatta International Airport terminal facility eventually open its doors to passengers next year, Kenya Airways will be opening two state-of-the-art lounges in Terminal ...

Kenya President Kibaki’s cabinet approves airport financing

Improving infrastructure at Jomo Kenyatta International Kenya President Kibaki’s cabinet approves airport financing

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The aviation sector in Kenya, and in fact in the wider region, will be jubilant as news emerged from Nairobi that the last cabinet meeting chaired by President Kibaki has approved the ...

Kenya Airport Authority concedes terminal 4 may not be ready until 2014

Aviation sources worry about delays Kenya Airport Authority concedes terminal 4 may not be ready until 2014

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Aviation sources in Nairobi are getting increasingly worried over the apparent delays in procurement for Terminal 4 furnishings and equipment, prolonging the worsening congestion of the ...

Kenya Airways’ latest E190 takes to the skies in Brazil

Aircraft to join fleet at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Kenya Airways’ latest E190 takes to the skies in Brazil

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

The delivery of Kenya Airways’ 36th “bird” is now imminent as the aircraft was put through a vigorous in-flight testing regime over the past two days, ahead of the formal handover later this ...

Kenya tourism misses 100 billion target by a whisker

Kenya Tourism Kenya tourism misses 100 billion target by a whisker

Wolfgang Thome, eTN Africa Special Correspondent

With final figures now available from the Ministry of Tourism in Nairobi for the year 2011, it has become evident that the 98 billion Kenya shillings (US$1.2 billion) tourism revenues missed their ...

Brutal demolitions mark start of land occupation by Kenya Airport Authority

Hundreds of expensive homes raided and destroyed Brutal demolitions mark start of land occupation by Kenya Airport Authority

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Kenyans will be waking up on Monday morning, shocked to read about another act of government brutality and open defiance of ongoing court proceedings, as hundreds of expensive homes were ...

Tire burst exposes Nairobi's airport vulnerability

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Tire burst exposes Nairobi's airport vulnerability

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - A burst tire on a Jetlink plane coming from Eldoret in Western Kenya once again exposed the vulnerability of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), as the jet "got stuck" ...

Loki Airport gathering dust as traffic shifts to Jomo Kenyatta International

Traffic down since Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed Loki Airport gathering dust as traffic shifts to Jomo Kenyatta International

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Once the main gateway into occupied and wartorn South Sudan, a key supply base for the United Nations aid organizations and a multitude of NGOs, Lokichoggio has, since the signing of the ...

Kenya Airport Authority summoned to parliament

Repeated Airport Power Outages Kenya Airport Authority summoned to parliament

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Although the Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) issued belatedly apologies to the general public and the entire aviation fraternity at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for the ...

Kenya's main airport suffers power outage again

Last Outage Just 2 Days Ago Kenya's main airport suffers power outage again

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - A second major power failure hit Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last night, again forcing airlines to divert flights to other airports in Kenya and the region, while ...

Another power outage hits Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Airlines demand action and resignations Another power outage hits Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Earlier this morning, East Africa’s most important aviation gateway, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), was again hit by a power outage, delaying incoming and outgoing ...

Kenya Airport Authority finally publishes tenders for new JKIA terminal

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Kenya Airport Authority finally publishes tenders for new JKIA terminal

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The long-awaited tender documents for a brand new terminal building at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have been published, opening the door for international ...

More bad news for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Water Heater Explodes More bad news for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

(eTN) - Only days after a failure of electricity supply and of all backup systems brought East Africa’s busiest international airport to a complete and utter halt for several hours, leading to ...

Kenya airport hit by another blackout

Back-Up Generators Fail Kenya airport hit by another blackout

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - News is gradually filtering in of yet another power outage at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi - the region's premier airport - which was hit on Saturday ...

Exemplary response by Kenya Airways

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Exemplary response by Kenya Airways

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - This afternoon saw emergency services swing into action at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, when a Kenya Airways flight from Harare came in for a landing following a tire ...

Bad landing causes brief runway closure at Nairobi airport

Astral Plane Bad landing causes brief runway closure at Nairobi airport

Wolfgang H. Thomas, eTN Ambassador

A cargo plane belonging to Astral reportedly had a landing mishap last night at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), blocking the runway when eventually coming to a halt.

Kenya Airways launches apron buses

Kenya Airways Kenya Airways launches apron buses

Chris Mburu

NAIROBI, Kenya (eTN) - Kenya Airways (KQ) has officially launched three new apron buses that will be used to shuttle passengers between the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi) lounges ...

Wolfgang’s East Africa report

East Africa Wolfgang’s East Africa report

Wolfgang H. Thome

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