Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is situated in Nairobi, the capital of and largest city in Kenya. The airport is named after the first Kenyan president and prime minister. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is situated on a lava plain, and in February 2017 it was awarded a Category One Status by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States, allowing possible flights between the U.S. and Nairobi.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA code: NBO) is the seventh busiest airport in passenger traffic on the African continent, and the hub airport of Kenya Airways. Flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are provided by international airlines such as South African Airways, Air Mauritius and British Airways. NBO is a 25-minute drive from the city centre.
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General Information About Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the ideal gateway into and out of East and Central Africa. With flights scheduled to destinations in over 50 countries, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport served over 7 million passengers in 2016. Formerly called Embakasi Airport and Nairobi International Airport, the airport was renamed after President Kenyatta sfter his death about five months later on 22 August 1978.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport caters to a large range of cuisine options. Airport patrons can enjoy a range of food and drink options available at cafés, restaurants and bars.
Find all your essentials and gifts at the shops at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Aside from amazing duty-free shops, there are great clothing, perfume, electronics, alcohol and tobacco, and souvenir stores.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport international departures terminal has relaxing lounges for economy class travellers, including Aspire Lounge, Turkish Airlines Star Alliance Lounge and Mara Lounge.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has a wide variety of facilities, including a prayer room, information desks, a business centre, a children’s play area, a post office, a medical service and banking.
Easy Hotel Kenya
Easy Hotel Kenya is one of the newest airport hotels in Nairobi. It is located in the Syokimau area – a 15-minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Amenities include a restaurant, a meeting room, car parking, internet access and business services.
The Lazizi Premiere
The only official hotel located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, The Lazizi Premiere Is only 3 minutes from the terminals. Amenities include a contemporary café, a bar, a conference centre, a swimming pool and airport shuttle services.
Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
The Hilton Garden Inn Jomo International Airport hotel offers the ideal relaxation. It is a 7-minute drive from Terminal 1E. Amenities include a heated infinity rooftop swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a lounge bar.
Travellers can purchase foreign exchange up to 60 days before departing South Africa.
The following documents are required to order foreign exchange:
• A valid passport
• Proof of travel arrangements – flight tickets and accommodation
• ID document
• Proof of residential address (bank statement less than 3 months old or a utility bill)
There are long-term and short-term parking options available at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Airport patrons can use Park ‘N Fly – shuttles are provided every three to five minutes, shuttling customers to and from the airport.
Travelling to and from the airport
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport physical address: Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 15 km southeast of Nairobi’s central business district. Metered taxis, car hire, airport shuttles and Uber options are available to transport you to your destination.