May 19, 2009

Kisumu Airport goes International

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 10:21 am

Kisumu Airport, one of Kenya’s oldest domestic airport, is to be brought to international standards at a cost of Kshs.2.6 billion. The tender is to take 22 months. Some of the renovations will include:

  • Extension of the runway by approximately 1,000m and reconstruction of the existing 2,000m runway
  • New aircraft parking apron of 40,000 sq m.
  • Construction of a new terminal building of 3,000 sq m
  • Construction of a new terminal building of 3,500 sq m vehicle parking ares and access road.
  • Construction of a new power substation, two guard houses and a tollbooth.
  • New airfield ground lighting, including approach lights,drainage and utility service works.

Kisumu Airport is located on the shores of the L. victoria to the northwest of the city. It is an ideal gateway to the new Western Kenya Tourist Circuit, which includes a wealth of little visited attractions.

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