Kenya Airways develops plans for new airport terminal

19 April 2012

Plans to build a new terminal 4 unit at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport are currently being developed by Kenya Airways (KA), one of Africa's biggest airline companies.

Titus Naikuni, the managing director of KA, explained that the move was motivated by recent directives from president Mwai Kibaki, who has encouraged more Public Private Partnerships.

"He [the president] singled out KA and said we need to look into PPP to build that terminal," Mr Naikuni explained to Capital FM.

"We are working on the proposal now which we will present to the board and then to the government. It is an uphill task, but we can handle the situation."

He observed that trade between African and Asian countries has increased in light of delivery of a cargo freighter two months ago.

Thus far, Mr Naikuni added, Kenya Airways has received one aircraft "that has a capacity of 120 tonnes and it has been very successful since we received it".

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