Jomo Kenyatta International Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsJomo Kenyatta
Uwanja Wa Ndege Wa Jomo Kenyatta
|IATA: NBO – ICAO: HKJK
– WMO: 63740
|Airport type||Joint (Civil and Military)|
|Operator||Kenya Airports Authority|
|Serves||Nairobi Metropolitan Region|
|Location||Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya|
|Elevation AMSL||1,624 m / 5,330 ft|
Location within Kenya
|Economic Impact||1.1% of GDP ($781 Million / KES 7.8 Billion)|
|Latitude and longitude provided by Kenya Airports Authority|
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK), is an international airport in Nairobi, the capital of and largest city in Kenya. Located in the Embakasi suburb 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Nairobi's central business district, the airport has scheduled flights to destinations in over 50 countries. Originally named Embakasi Airport, the airport's name was changed in 1978 to honour Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president and prime minister. The airport served over 7 million passengers in 2016, making it the seventh busiest airport in passenger traffic in Africa.
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