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Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport

Uwanja Wa Ndege Wa Jomo Kenyatta
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IATA: NBOICAO: HKJK
– WMO: 63740
Summary
Airport type Joint (Civil and Military)
Operator Kenya Airports Authority
Serves Nairobi Metropolitan Region
Location Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,624 m / 5,330 ft
Coordinates 01°19′07″S 36°55′33″E / 1.31861°S 36.92583°E / -1.31861; 36.92583Coordinates: 01°19′07″S 36°55′33″E / 1.31861°S 36.92583°E / -1.31861; 36.92583
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Location within Kenya

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 4,117 13,507 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 7,039,175
Aircraft Movements 92,000
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: NBOICAO: 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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