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The Role Of Kenya Airports Authority

The Kenya Airports Authority manages development ans maintenance of airport infrastructure, safety and security services. However, services such as ground handling and ramp services are managed through concessions. KAA is constantly striving to achieve its mandate through continuous development of the airports and airstrips in the country.

Some of Our Achievements Are:


The Cargo Apron at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has now been expanded to accommodate 8 wide-bodied aircraft’s at any one time.

There are FIVE transit sheds equipped with state of the art cold rooms namely: 

  • Kenya Airfreight Handling
  • Africa Cargo Handling
  • Swiss port
  • Siginon Freight 
  • TransGlobal Cargo Centre with a capacity of approximately 1,000,000 tons of cargo annually.

We have also expanded roads, improved the lighting, water and sewerage systems and provided adequate parking facilities.

Safety & Security

We have installed up-to-date, top notch security systems cargo and also put in place safety procedures that are in line with ICAO recommendations

Meeting World Standards 

Other regulatory such as Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Kenya Bureau of Standards, Kenya Plant Health, Inspectorate Services, Kenya Wildlife Services, Veterinary Department and Port Health work very closely with us to ensure that international standards are met

Private Sector Participation

We have an exclusive freight area specially earmarked for operators who deal in cut flowers and fresh produce. At JKIA, we strive to ensure that the delicate produce is handled at a strategically dedicated area within the Airport next to the cargo terminals. We also work closely with recognized clearing & forwarding agents who utilize these facilities to hasten the process for the fresh produce before loading onto the air crafts.

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