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Mombasa airport to get a face lift

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 – The Kenya Airports Authority is planning a Sh3.8 billion upgrade of Mombasa’s Moi International Airport.

Speaking in Mombasa, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Managing Director George Muhoho said the project would entail a reconstruction of the runway and a new taxiway guidance system, in line with the projected increase in number of airlines using the airport as well as rise in passenger traffic.

“This will include all-round fencing of the airport, which has recently been vandalised, improving water supply in the airport and reparing the road network,” Mr Muhoho said.

He said the airfield lighting would also be refurbished and new ones installed while a new standby generator would also be installed in the face-lift.

The airport’s boss further announced that Moi International Airport had been ranked third among African airfields by the Airports Council International (ACI) in the Airport Service Quality 2008 awards.

ACI is a global trade representative of airports with 597 members.

The ACI benchmarking survey examines airports in areas of access, security checks, check-in, passport control, signage, facilities, environment and the passenger arrival process.  

“This recognition is important to KAA because it benchmarks Moi against other international airports and therefore offers insights into the crucial areas of improvement that require to be addressed,” Mr Muhoho said.

“This is a passenger perception benchmarking system for airports across the world that we participate in so that we can become better at what we do.”

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Mr Muhoho said KAA had put security and safety high on its agenda for the airport and therefore would ensure adequacy of the facility’s fire cover and conduct a regular audit of the airport’s security infrastructure and level of staff competence.  

“In order to give passengers a better sense of security, the authority will install closed circuit television cameras all over the airport,” he said

With passenger traffic growing at the airport, the authority also announced plans to expand the available restaurant facilities to accommodate this demand.

 At the same time Mr Muhoho said the authority would also expand the airport’s cargo infrastructure including building transit shades for aircrafts and a cold room for fish and fruits destined for export markets.

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