Nairobi Airport

Make a virtual landing at Nairobi International Airport in Kenya or to give its full title, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in this video.

Then find out more about Nairobi the capital of Kenya together with facts about Nairobi street children and the Kibera slum.

Nairobi International Airport in Kenya or to give its full title, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, is the largest airport in East and Central Africa. Located eleven miles to the east of Nairobi, it serves 49 scheduled airlines with direct flights to Europe, the Middle and Far East as well as across the African continent.

The airport, originally called Nairobi Embakasi Airport but later renamed after Kenya's first prime minister and president, Jomo Kenyatta, was due to be opened by Queen Elizabeth II, however she was delayed in Australia at the time and the ceremony went ahead in her absence being opened in May 1958 by the last Governor of Kenya, Evelyn Baring.

In this video take a virtual flight and make a landing at Nairobi airport described by passengers as "long, low, confusingly laid out (arriving passengers are released right into the departure lounges), and stuffy.

The air is stale and there doesn't seem to be any sort of ventilation system." However the Kenyan authorities have pledged to improve facilities at the airport.

As you come into land at Nairobi Airport you can also see Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, standing at 19,341 feet above sea level.





 
 
 
 
 
 

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