The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has granted Kisumu International Airport (KIA) a a compliance re-certification to receive international flights and landing of wide-body jets.
The re-certification, which is valid for two years, ensures a high level of compliance with the regulatory framework applicable in the aviation industry.
Kenya Airports Authority is currently finalizing the expansion of the existing passenger terminal building at the airport to provide an additional boarding gate area, arrivals hall, and a landslide vehicular grade parking so as to increase the facility’s passenger handling capacity during the Africities continental conference.
The upgrade, undertaken by China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation, was valued at KSh240 million. Once the expansion is complete, the airport will double up its current capacity.
The airport has been handling domestic flights for airlines such as the Kenya Airways, Jambojet, Fly540, Air Renegade Air Kenya, Safarilink Aviation, and 748 Airline.