KQ MOVE DOMESTIC BACK TO TERMINAL 3 AS REGIONAL FLIGHTS RETURN TO TERMINAL 2
(Posted 03rd October 2013)
Kenya Airways has confirmed that they have moved their domestic operations from the temporary terminal set up at the Cargo Terminal – done after the fire at JKIA on the 08th of August – back to Terminal 3 with immediate effect. Passengers using Kenya Airways to fly to Mombasa, Malindi, Eldoret and Kisumu will now once again come to the main terminal complex for their check in procedures and will also arrive again at this location.
The airline’s regional flights, including departures by partner airline Precision Air, have at the same time returned to Terminal 2, where all international and regional departures are now once again processed, following additional refurbishments in that part of the airport.
The airline, in a statement issued late yesterday, reiterated that international arrivals will continue to be processed via the converted parking garage, which will remain in place until further notice while the main arrival terminal is now being reconstructed. Kenya Airways’ COO Mbuvi Ngunze added his voice to the statement when he said in a communication received: ‘We wish to thank the Kenya Airport Authority and the Government of Kenya for their efforts to restore airport facilities following the fire incident. We also appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding during this period, and reiterate our commitment to consistently improve our service offering to them’.
Meanwhile has Kenya Airways also confirmed that all preparations for their annual Masai Mara Marathon are completed and when the starter’s signal is given this Saturday morning, 05th of October, the over 1.000 runners will be able to concentrate on running and aiming to win or finish, as the logistics have been well taken care of. Kenya Airways sponsors this annual event to the tune of over 58 million Kenya Shillings, to promote the sport as well as Destination Kenya. Dr. Titus Naikuni, CEO of Kenya Airways, in the media release sent out yesterday said: ‘The Kenya Airways Masai Mara Marathon has always been an important event to us because of the role it plays in not only nurturing and promoting talent, but also providing an avenue for spurring development in the societies that we operate in’.
The top five winners in the various categories will be sponsored by Kenya Airways to participate in the London Marathon 2014, a huge incentive for the participants.
Funds raised by the event, which originally started in 2009, will go towards improving education and medical facilities for the Masai communities living in the area as well as this year towards anti poaching operations, provision of clean water and better sanitation facilities. Well done Pride of Africa!