Top 10 Best Airports in Africa 2023

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9. Nairobi Airport

Nairobi Airport, officially known as Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, is the largest airport in Kenya and serves as the main gateway to East Africa. It is located in Embakasi, a suburb of Nairobi, approximately 15 kilometers southeast of the city center.

The airport is named after Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president, and is the hub for Kenya Airways, the national carrier of Kenya. It is also served by several other international and domestic airlines, including Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways, and Turkish Airlines.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has one main terminal building that houses international and domestic arrivals and departures. The terminal has several duty-free shops, restaurants, cafes, and currency exchange facilities. It also offers various services, including baggage storage, lounges, and Wi-Fi access.

The airport has two runways, the longest of which is approximately 4,327 meters (14,196 feet) long, making it capable of accommodating large aircraft such as the Airbus A380. Nairobi Airport is a central transportation hub for East Africa, connecting travelers to destinations across the region and beyond.